This month in our WordPress Plugin Spotlight we are looking a plugin developed by Securenext Softwares WP.
Google Drive for WordPress is a plugin designed to backup WordPress files and Databases to Google Drive.
This plugin used to Make backups of your WordPress files and Mysql DB with Google Drive. Google Drive for WordPress is a plugin that provides backup capabilities for WordPress. Backups are ‘zip’ archives created locally and uploaded to a folder of your choosing on Google Drive.
Currently at version 3.4.4 BWPS offers many features to make thing harder for hackers to attack your site. BWPS is very easy and friendly to use and can be setup in as little as 10min. Admittedly some parts do require knowledge of MySQL and how to edit .htaccess files, how to’s for these can be found online. Most WordPress attacks are a result of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software.
Some of the key features of BWPS include
- Change the urls for WordPress dashboard including login, admin and more
- Change the WordPress database table prefix
- Turn off the ability to login for a given time
- Scan your site to instantly tell where vulnerabilities are and fix them in seconds
- Detect and block numerous attacks to your filesystem and database
- Detect bots and other attempts to search for vulnerabilities
- Works on multi-site (network) and single site installations
- Plus many more
If you are worried about the security of your site or just want that extra protection then Better WP Security is the plugin for you.
Here at DevFX we love using wordpress. Its easy to install, easy to customise and does what its suppose to but in saying that it is the most widely used open-source platform for blogs, cms and any other custom solution.
1. This is most important – Stay up to date.
The wordpress team is constantly bringing out updates for security fixes all the time. When you log into the back end of your site up the top there will be a notification that will let you know if a new version is available.
2. Don’t use the standard prefix for your wordpress database.
Most of the setup stuff for a majority wordpress sites are the same, especially if you use a one step install setup with your webhost. This may make things easier but alot of the common setup processors and values are know to hackers like your database prefix(es). If they are not change then a hacker knows your database table names.
3. Protect your wp-config.php file
Your wp-config.php file holds all the key information about your website (especially database connection details). So protect it at all costs and an easy way to do this is with a .htaccess file. Place the following in your .htaccess file in your admin folder.
<Files .htaccess> order allow,deny deny from all </Files>
4. Limit the number of failed login attempts
If someone is trying to guess your password manually or is using a robot then you can download a plugin to limit the number of failed login attempts.
You can download plugin from here.
5. And the last one is BACKUP!
It maybe the last but dont discourage it as unimportant. There are many plugins available to manage your wordpress backups
DevFX Limited is proud to announce that Matrix Security’s new website has gone live today. Matrix Security’s site features a CMS based news feed, and in-depth content and structure regarding all security services such as Technology, Commercial and Residential solutions.
Thanks Craig Duckett for your work within development, and also Sasha and Del at Matrix for your content management and assistance with DNS and hosting migration.
We look forward to continuing to work with Matrix Security Group.
If you would like to view the new site, you can view it here: Matrix Security Auckland
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