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  • Hi all
    I have wordpress installed on my server as a cms. I also have a php application and php pages that are included in the archive.php and index.php wordpress pages in my theme but which use a different database to store information given by users (and a separate admin system). What security measures should I take to ensure that having wp on the same server is secure? Or is it ok? Thank you in advance

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  • Emil Uzelac


    Theme Review Admin

    I think that’s fine.

    Thanks for the reassurance because I have heard that you must be very careful when using worpdress, so I can now sleep sound in the knowledge that my database is safe from hack via wordpress?

    You have to be careful running ANYTHING on your server. It’s rarely WordPress. Make sure your server is secure and you’ll be fine.

    Thanks for the answer Ipstenu, I have ok mysql skills, do I have to get a system administrator to manage security on the server (it is a dedicated server from mediatemple)or can I do it myself with a bit of poking around google? is a good start. But basically you want to make sure you use good passwords, have separate SQL IDs (that is don’t use the same ID you use for FTP etc as the one you use in your WP-config.php file to access your database), and follow good security practices. SSH and SFTP vs telnet and FTP, etc etc.

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