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How to make my money site safe? (WP)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ibira, May 24, 2011.

  1. ibira

    ibira Registered Member

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    Well I'm pretty new to this community (just look at my join date), but so far I've managed to pick the right niche, worked hard days and nights on the same site against tough competition, and I'm finally reaping the benefits. Now I'm looking to diversify (that thing about eggs and baskets) but I want to make my income as safe as possible by protecting my website, which is a wordpress blog.

    So the question is, how can I secure my money site the most? What I have done so far was buying domain privacy and installing the Secure Wordpress plugin, also made a backup of my mysql database and of my home FTP folder. I'm using a shared hosting plan, should I make an upgrade? And if so, what fits best? My traffic is not high (it's a basic plan and I've only used 5% of bandwidth this month so far), so I thought that buying something like a dedicated server was unnecessary. Also hoster is not Justhost or Hostgator, which seem to be a common factor in some "my website was hacked" threads.
    I also only access my website from my macbook, so I'm not worried about virus and keyloggers (should I be?)

    Sorry for the beginner questions, I was never good with that thing people call technology :p

    Thanks to everyone who tries to help, cheers!
     
  2. godsfriend

    godsfriend Registered Member

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=harden+wordpress
    The first four results should give you enough tips.

    There are too many ways, to describe the best solution.
    Try yourself, what is the most appropriate setting.
     
  3. nickgrnt

    nickgrnt Newbie

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    There is no need of buying a dedicated server to secure your wordpress site. You can also go for a vps which is same as dedicated server and offers the same functionality and features. Just make sure your web host has software and hardware firewall installed on the server on which your wordpress site is hosted. Also, use wordpress plugins to secure your blog. Always update the version of your wordpress.
     
  4. ibira

    ibira Registered Member

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    Yeah, I did those too already, thanks.

    I'll check that with my host, thank for the tips.