How to fix a hacked WordPress site

How to fix a hacked website

If your WordPress site has been hacked, don’t panic! Just like everything else IT related, solving this is simply a matter of following the right steps. The following guide will help you to fix your hacked WordPress website. About WordPress Hacks It’s important to keep in mind that most WordPress hacks are not targeted: it’s highly unlikely…

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How to improve Fail2ban IO Performance

Solution #1: inotify vs gamin If you don’t have it installed already, get python-inotify installed. Fail2ban should then automatically start using that library rather than gamin for log file updates. This is very helpful when it comes to servers with *many* log files. Details on how this is done here. If that doesn’t cut it,…

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Keep your plugins updated!

It has been brought to our attention that the popular “All-In-One SEO” plugin for WordPress leaves your website open to what is called a cross-site scripting attack. This means both your website and your visitor’s computers could be vulnerable when visiting your website! Please be sure to login to your WordPress install and update the…

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How to use FTP or SFTP and Select an FTP App

Choosing an FTP or SFTP application shouldn’t be a difficult process. This overview will suggest a great application that works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X called FileZilla. It will show you how to configure it to connect to your server, how to set up the appearance for the simplest usage, and then talk…

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How to install an SSL Certificate in Plesk

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to obtain and installing a commercial SSL certificate in Plesk. If you wish to install a free Let’s Encrypt certificate with Plesk, the process is much simpler and you can learn all about it here. The Let’s Encrypt guide at that link replaces this one only…

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How to Choose an SSL Certificate

Choosing the right SSL certificate can be a tricky process mostly because the industry uses confusing language and provides many similar sounding options. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to better understand the often cryptic meaning (no pun intended) behind the specifications for an SSL certificate and clearly differentiate between your options.…

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TimThumb exploit and knowing what to do to protect your website

Yesterday, Mark Maunder at markmaunder.com happened to run across and identify a very dangerous and clever hack on his site. The hacker had gained access through the very popular TimThumb image library, and thus the first TimThumb Exploit was found. If you are interested in the specifics of the hack, more detailed information can be…

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Custom CMS: Advantages and Disadvantages

As a web hosting provider we see many websites every day and there is without a doubt a growing number of websites that use a content management system. If you are considering building a new website the decision is no longer whether to have a content management system, but which one to choose. There are a…

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