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Useful WordPress htaccess Rules And Snippets

The aim of the blog post is to provide you with some useful WordPress .htaccess rules and snippets which can help to secure and speed up your website. .htaccess rules included in this blog post are for use with Apache and WordPress they are not designed to be used with NGINX or other content management systems. What Is a .htaccess File .htaccess a is a configuration file that is used on servers running the Apache Web Server software which is a very popular web server platform used by a large number of web hosting companies around the world. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn ‘loaded via the Apache Web Server’, then the .htaccess file is read and executed by the Apache Web Server software. The .htaccess file can be used to alter the configuration of the Apache Web Server software to enable/disable additional functionality and features the Apache Web Server software has to offer. The .htaccess file is especially useful for WordPress websites as it allows you to improve the performance/speed of the website and also make it more secure using a couple of lines of code included in the .htacess file. Default… Read More »Useful WordPress htaccess Rules And Snippets

WordPress Security Tips To Protect Your Website

This blog post will provide you with some WordPress security tips and advice to help you secure your website and keep it safe from hackers. Is WordPress Secure? The first question you’re probably asking yourself is WordPress secure? The simple answer is yes, however a lot of websites get hacked due to the fact that people don’t keep their website up to date, or the themes and plugins are not up to date or they use easy to guess passwords. The list can go on the reality is WordPress needs to be managed, maintained and secured you cannot install it and forget about with the hope that it will take care of itself. Update WordPress With any new release, WordPress gets improved and its security is improved too. Various bugs and vulnerabilities are fixed each time a new version of the content management system is released. If a serious security issue is found in WordPress the developers normally resolve the issue really fast and push out the update to all the websites affected which is another reason why you need to ensure you keep an eye on your website and update it to the latest, stable and secure version. Updating… Read More »WordPress Security Tips To Protect Your Website