Block wp-login Brute Force Attacks with CloudFlare Page Rule

CloudFlare provides a free service for CDN, security and speed. Many people think CloudFlare only offers security to Business and Enterprise customers. Granted they get more security like the Web Application Firewall but free users get some basic protection from DDoS and bots. CloudFlare allows 3 custom page rules for free accounts which we can use to … Learn more…

Install Linux Malware Detect for WordPress on Debian 8 Jessie

Keeping your WordPress sites clean from malware infection is critical. Having an infected WordPress site can impair the user experience and consume unnecessary resources, slowing your site down. Many users will use WordPress plugins for scanning for malware. While this is great for shared hosting users who do not have shell access to their server, … Learn more…

Install + Configure Elasticsearch to Speed up WordPress Search

The default WordPress search uses MySQL which is not search-optimized and can be slow. Elasticsearch is a NoSQL database which uses a lucene structure. The goal of Elasticsearch is to provide search results in real time. ElasticPress is the plugin that integrates WordPress with ElasticSearch to make WordPress searching fast and awesome. It extends WordPress … Learn more…

Auto Whitelist your Dynamic DNS Address for nginx Security

Whitelisting your IP address for login pages on WordPress, WooCommerce or any CMS is one of the best security methods for protection from hackers. Most ISPs use dynamic IP addressing which means your IP address will change from time to time. This poses a convenience problem since you will be denied access to site served by nginx if … Learn more…