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  1. webfear
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello everyone. I need some assistance please. In about a weeks time I expect around 50 000 hits on my wordpress website over a 7 day period. The number of hits might be much higher. I don't want to reveal my website or explain why this will occur but I would like to know what steps to take to protect my wordpress site from being hacked/disabled/swamped/denial Of service attack etc. I have a few security plugins instlled but would appreciate any comments. The content published will be of a political nature and I'm worried about the consequences of this. Excuse my vague explanation but I really can't be too specific right now.

  2. Those are and should be treated as the two different topics they truly are. ;)

    protect my wordpress site from being hacked/disabled

    For protecting your WordPress installation, review these links.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
    http://www.studiopress.com/tips/wordpress-site-security.htm

    protect my wordpress site from ... swamped/denial Of service attack etc.

    For dealing with a denial of service or just plain having a successful web site, consider caching plugins.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/

    And tuning your Apache web server.

    http://thethemefoundry.com/blog/optimize-apache-wordpress/

    Or if nginx is your thing, there are many articles on how to optimize that too.

    http://evansolomon.me/notes/faster-wordpress-multisite-nginx-batcache/

    Search around and you should find a lot of material to help you build a fast and secure WordPress installation.

  3. tluskie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah for sure use those caching plugins mentioned by Jan. That will save you the uptime. Also, in WP Super Cache, there is a function that will let you lock down your entire site in cache or specific pages (if you know what is going to get hit most). That way you are serving almost 100% from cached resources instead of slamming your database.

    And for security, here's some all around WP security tips: http://blogcraving.com/wordpress-blog-security/.

    Good luck dude.

  4. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For help against DDOSing, you could try this plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/iosec-anti-flood-security-gateway-module/

    I prefer Corz' Anti-Hammer script. But that plugin may be a bit easier to implement.

    Corz' Anti-Hammer
    http://corz.org/serv/tools/anti-hammer/

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