Protecting Your WordPress Website

Hosted behind the Deflect network, eQPress is designed to prevent your site from getting attacked or hacked. Security is best practiced as a series of countermeasures against known vulnerabilities or threats. We provide the essential underlying protective layers and the rest is up to you. There is no protection against a weak password, so…

The single most effective way to keep your WordPress website secure is to use strong passphrases. Use a password manager such as KeePassX, so you don’t need to remember those crazy long passwords. Alternatively, you can use your brower’s built in password manager (but keep in mind that if you don’t use a Master Password to protect it, all your passwords will be visible to anybody who may access your computer). To generate a long and random passphrase that is secure enough, you can use KeePassX itself or just click here go have 5 passwords generated automagically.

eQPress Console plugin provides a feature to put your site into lockdown mode, which makes all files and directories unwritable by the web server.

If you want to check your website for known malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software, you can use one of these third-party scanners: