This book is required reading for those deploying WordPress live site because is one of the few that focus on providing a better security configuration for WordPress.
WordPress and MySQL have many setup scripts and One Click install systems available for fast deployments, but none that I have seen that help to enhance security
Secondly, we thought it important to include in one place added security features such as SSL, Anti-Virus and Anti-Rootkit, backups and user privileges.
Install and configuration of Apache2
Creating a sudo user.
Create a WordPress only database user account.
Backup of your database.
Setting up SSL
And lots more.
About the Author.
I have over 15 years of experience working in IT security in companies including Manufacturing Banking Government, Health and Local Authorities.
I also have a lot of WordPress experience building sites for customers and small businesses and I have been a member of WordPress and Linux user groups.
As a result, I have been involved in many security breaches and I have been personally responsible for remediation and recovery from malware or hacking attacks in many business critical situations.
But I still see a world where no one really thinks about security until it’s too late.
This guide will help to increase the security of your WordPress installation and ensure that you have backups for recovery if the worse happens.
We follow the principle of separation of duties for the Operating system and database operation.
You will also cover the rarely touched on the subject of patching and upgrading your installation to protect your site from software vulnerabilities.
I hope you will find in this guide a lot of useful techniques on which to build and better manage your own or your clients WordPress sites.