Install and Use WPScan on Ubuntu 18.04

WPScan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner created in the Ruby language. Sucuri sponsors this project and it is hosted open source on github.  WPScan uses Sucuri’s vulnerability database for WordPress core, plugins and themes it creates a report on your site’s known security vulnerabilities which could be exploited by a hacker or script kiddie. Install … Learn more…

Using Free Tideways XHProf + XHGUI PHP 7.x for WordPress Code Profiling

WordPress performance has become incredibly important these days. Google has devoted an engineering team for WordPress performance development! Knowing which code is slowing your site down can help boost visitor retention and improve conversion rates for WooCommerce. XHProf is an amazing tool that can help you identify bottlenecks in your WordPress code. This took me … Learn more…

Use Monit to Monitor + Restart MySQL Service Automatically

Monit can be used to monitor your services on your VPS or dedicated server. You can use Monit to make sure MySQL (MariaDB, Percona etc) is always running in case it crashes because of bots brute forcing or it runs out of resources. Monit will check the MySQL process by looking at the unix socket it is … Learn more…