WordFence a must have plugin for wordpress

Now a days hackers are just focusing on wordpress web sites as they are lack of security measurements. I was also a victim of those hackers then i saw my friend named “Aaqil” who runs his own wordpress blog (http://eye44.com) has got a plugin named “Wordfence” his blog has also got hack and he recovered it by wordfence, however i have gone through all the manual work to restore my blog. It was really a pain to restore it manually and then i came to know all the operations i have done manually could also be done by wordfence within few clicks.

Then i installed wordfence plugin which enabled me to secure my wordpress blog to 90% it includes :

  • Firewall
  • Virus scanning
  • Realtime Traffic Monitoring
  • and much more

As a web hosting provider and a blog owner i would like to recommend this plugin as “A must have plugin“.

You can install it from the web plugin section of wordpress admin area, however if you wish to install it manually here is the URL : http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

Feedback are welcome 🙂

Installing CSF to prevent DDos Attacks

In this post i will describe how to install CSF (Config Server Security and FireWall) on the linux based Operating system.

A short description of CSF :

CSF provides security improvements and protects your server from various attacks including DDOS. It provides better security as compared to others and the mostly hosting providers are using it to secure their server from hackers. I recommend you to install it on your server whether it is VPS of Dedicated box.

Installation:

  • Login to you server through terminal with root privileges.
  • Type following commands:

# cd
# rm -fv csf.tgz
# wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz
# tar -xzf csf.tgz
# cd csf
# sh install.sh

  • it will take less than 5 minutes to be installed completely, afterward you must run the following command to ensure the required iptables modules are installed to function properly:

# perl /etc/csf/csftest.pl

  • And the report will be shown with the suggestions.
  • Now just navigate to the directory where you have installed CSF by executing following command:

# cd /etc/csf Read More