Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Choose a good host, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
- [Instructor] When it comes to security,…choosing a good web host is 90% of the battle.…The old saying, "You get what you pay for,"…has never been more true.…In this video, we'll look at some…of the various types of hosting…and what to look for when choosing a good web host.…And then we'll wrap things up with my personal collection…of reputable and reliable hosts.…The first, most ubiquitous type of hosting…is referred to as shared hosting.…With shared hosting, you get lower cost, but greater risk.…
Because typically, multiple sites…are hosted on the same server.…Sure, you get the most commonly required features…such as PHP, MySQL, and so forth,…but you have limited flexibility and control.…Basically, shared hosting is best for blogs…and smaller websites.…And there's VPS hosting,…which generally cost more than shared hosting…but there's less risk, because each site…or account is hosted in its own virtual container.…
Virtual hosting typically provides…root access and greater control.…And there's more flexibility and better performance…
- Backing up and restoring your site
- Setting up strong passwords
- Understanding users and roles
- Choosing trusted plugins and themes
- Changing and recovering passwords
- Configuring authentication keys
- Securing the login page
- Fighting spam in the comments
- Blocking access and detecting hacks
- Building a firewall for WordPress
- Detecting and blocking bots
- Auditing your WordPress security
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Security Essentials
3. Hardening WordPress
4. Improving Security with Plugins
5. Advanced Tips and Tricks
6. Applying Best Practices
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