This post explains how WordPress owners can lock down and fully protect their website, and improve server performance. It is achieved by denying access to WordPress Admin by allowing only known IP Addresses to access the area. All Ripefruit hosting clients with WordPress are fully protected If a client sees a 404 or 500 Forbidden […]
Fixing WordPress Speed Issue
One of the negatives about open source software like WordPress is that it becomes an easy target for hackers and spammers. We were experiencing speed issues as a result of high loads on our server with several services struggling to cope. We identified that a number of WordPress installations were receiving a lot of traffic to the admin login […]
Hacked WordPress | What Next?
Unfortunately, hackers love targetting WordPress websites. They are trying to get in via your WordPress Admin area. The reality is, hackers already know two key elements about your login: where to login (ie www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin) your username (admin)* * Now, how did we know your username was ‘admin’? By default, it is the username assigned during […]