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[resolved] changed webhost - security check... (4 posts)

  1. amits
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi There,

    Over the weekend I was forced to move host as they took down my website without telling me because they kept saying my sql db was locking their server.

    I didn't follow the WP method but I just downloaded all my WP files....exported the DB. At my new host I just did the reverse. Imported my tables and uploaded my files after updating wp-config.php.

    So far everthing seems to be working fine.

    I know that isn't method that I probably should have used but I just wanted to check that doing what I did won't have left me with any security holes?!?!

    Thanks

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    truth to tell - 90% of us that know what's going on do it that way :>)
    it's just as safe
    for better security see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

  3. George Appiah
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah, when you know what you're doing, you can always skip a step here and another step there. The important thing is to know what risks, if any, that you're taking, and then take responsibility for the outcome.

  4. amits
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks samboll and I'll definitely check out that document!

    Thanks Gappiah too for the input. I just wasn't 100% sure but thought I'd ask to get some clarification!

    :-)

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