8 Tips to Secure a WordPress Site

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Security is one of those topics that comes up time and time again. You hear the advice, you know you should do it, but somehow, you never get around to it.

The tips in this post are designed to help make your WordPress installation safer and less likely to be hacked or spammed. If you’re short on time, just start at the top and work down. I’ve (roughly) ordered them so that the most important tweaks come first.

We also have a great giveaway at the end of this post, from Sucuri.net and Appsumo. Check it out for the chance to win free site security monitoring for a year!

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How to Optimize a WordPress Database

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Have you looked near your MySQL database since you first set it up? If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t go in there too often.

MySQL is complicated and unfriendly to use, and well, your site works as it is. So why bother?

If you do happen to venture in there occasionally though, you might find there are a few simple tricks you can pull to make the most of your database usage. From headache-saving tricks for you, to cranking a little more performance out of your server, check out the 7 tips below.

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Automatic Amazon s3 Backups on Ubuntu / Debian

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VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting is the next level up from shared hosting. You get a lot more server usage for each of your dollars, but the catch is that you lose all of the easiness of shared hosting.

One of the most important things you need to set up with your VPS is automatic backups. If your VPS crashes and your data is lost, your entire blogging history will be wiped out in an instant if you don’t have backups at the ready.

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Why and How to Use Dropbox for Client & Blog Files

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We all know that our computers will crash someday, and we all know that we need to make backups of our files to keep our work safe.

The hassle is that a lot of backup methods are tedious and time wasting to keep going. We want to have a backup system that we can set up, and then forget about it.

We’ve already shown you how to keep a WordPress database safe, but in this post we are going to look at the rest of your blog and theme files, as well as client files or any other important documents you keep.

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

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The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog.

Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future installations and you’ll keep yourself right.

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The Perfect Hands-Free Database Backup

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Most of us are quite lax when it comes to making regular backups of our database. It’s too much hassle, and “what are the chances it will happen to me?”

But what if your backup system happened automatically everyday, stored the backup securely on another server, and you never had to look near it?

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