27 WordPress Htaccess Tips for Better Security and Performance

htaccess file, Security, Wordpress
For Detail htaccess file Usages and how to create it, please check htaccess file knowledge base  Millions of WordPress users use the .htaccess file to protect their websites from spammers, hackers, other known threats and increase their WordPress Website Performance. I will list some Useful Tips of  htaccess file used for WordPress Security and Performance. Normally your control panel can install a WordPress website easily by just several click and configuration. After  you have installed Wordpress and configured  your website’s permalink settings to meet the requirement of SEO, your htaccess file will be installed in your root folder. When you change https://domain.powerhoster.com/sample-post/ instead of https://domain.powerhoster.com/?p=123, your htaccess file will look like: # BEGIN WordPress RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L]…
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How to Pretect Your WordPress Website wp-admin folder and wp-login.php file using .htaccess file ?

htaccess file, Security, Wordpress
If you want to protect your wordpress website admin folder wp-admin folder by htaccess file. You can check How to deny IP address to your folder. In your wp-admin folder place a .htaccess file, and add following codes: order allow,deny allow from 207.241.90.37 deny from all 207.24.90.37 is your own IP address. So only you yourself can access your wp-admin folder. You also need to secure your wp-login.php folder in your public root directory. Just add following codes into the htaccess file in your public root directory that have wp-login.php file: <Files wp-login.php> Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from 207.241.90.37 </Files> 207.24.90.37 is your own IP address. Right now, only you can access your wp-admin folder and wp-login.php file. Even though, you also need some secure plugins to protect…
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I have anti-virus software. Do I need Website Protection SiteLock?

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Yes. Anti-virus software protects your computer from malware and viruses, but it doesn't protect your website. And while it's invaluable, anti-virus software can't detect existing vulnerabilities in your site such as cross-site scripting and code injections. It also doesn't let you know when security threats and vulnerabilities have been found or how to fix them. SiteLock's malware scanner does.
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I Already have an SSL Certificate, why do I need SiteLock?

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An SSL certificate secures the information passed back and forth between visitors and your website (i.e. credit card information, login name and password) but it can't find malware or the other vulnerabilities hackers use to break in and do damage. SiteLock not only finds vulnerabilities and malware, it automatically removes them from your website using our SMART malware removal tool. Our Professional and Premium plans complement your SSL Certificate, creating a hack-proof security strategy.
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How does SiteLock compare to other web security services?

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Website Attacks Are on The Rise Most site owners only think about security after their site gets hacked and blacklisted by Google. Prevent disruptions to your business and be proactive. Clean up your site fast with instant alerts and an easy-to-use dashboard that clearly identifies issues and helps you locate them. With SiteLock, it’s easy to eliminate malware and other viruses so you stay off search engine blacklists and keep traffic flowing. Vulnerability Identification An X-ray of your website that discovers security holes, virus injections and weaknesses. A lot of products can tell you if your website has been infected by malware. What they can't do is fix it for you. With SiteLock, you don't have to worry about a thing - our vulnerability scanner checks your website daily, automatically…
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How does SiteLock work?

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Over 5,000 small and large online businesses are attacked on a daily basis Currently over 70% websites on the internet are not secure Hackers exploit websites to launch an attack 5 times more often than they use email. Google blacklists over 6,000 websites everyday! SiteLock is ideal for customers who do not have the technical know-how or resources to protect their websites from common online threats. It is an all-inclusive, cost effective solution that identifies threats and also fixes them automatically    A powerful solution designed specifically for SMBs   Works in any hosting environment  Makes you a complete web solutions provider. Offer your customers not just websites but website security        solutions as well    Prevents your customers' site from getting defaced by working in the background to protect websites from        online threats…
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Why do I need SiteLock?

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Website security is vital to your business success. If people don't feel safe on your site, they won't come back. But if you can show visitors your site protects them from hackers and thieves, they're more likely to place an order or refer a friend. Once our malware scanner confirms that your site is clear of known vulnerabilities and malware, the SiteLock Trust Seal can be displayed to your customers. Studies show that displaying this seal increases sales by more than 10%, with 70% of site visitors saying they look for a verifiable 3rd-party trust seal before submitting personal information to a website.
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What is SiteLock?

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SiteLock is one of our most powerful website security solutions. It not only scans your site for security gaps but detects malware that hackers could use to steal information, infect your customers or divert traffic. If we find malware or holes in your site's security, we notify you by email so you can quickly close the gap and beat the bad guys to the punch. If you want automatic malware removal, choose our Professional plan. If you want automatic malware removal, choose our Professional plan. For totally worry-free protection, our Premium plan not only finds and removes malware, it also scans for known website vulnerabilities on a daily basis.
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SiteLock Malware Scanner

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Keep your site clean and secure. Every time shoppers place an order, they’re trusting you to keep them safe from hackers who steal information or spread spyware and viruses. Deliver on that promise with SiteLock. It not only finds malware but the security gaps hackers use to break in. All SiteLock© Plan includes:  Security alerts, SiteLock Trust Seal, Search engine blacklist monitoring, Unlimited expert support, Money-back guarantee. How SiteLock Works ? It's a typical day for Geoff and Kathleen, with shoppers coming to their business websites in spurts. Hidden among the legitimate visitors is a hacker, who looks for and finds a way to break in. Kathleen’s customers continue to browse her site, safely and without interruption, as SiteLock keeps scanning in the background. Kathleen gets back to business without any…
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SSL Certificates

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Protect transactions and customer data with a SSL Certificate SSL Certificates | Secure Your Data & Transactions About Our SSLs > One SSL covers unlimited servers > Work with all major browsers > Cost up to 90% less > Backed by industry-best 24/7 support > Among the first to feature green browser bar   Standard SSL   Domain Validated Certificate Premium SSL   Extended Validation Certificate Price $49.99/yr $99.99/yr Verification process >Site secured within minutes. >Validates domain ownership. Verifies the person making the request has administrative rights. >Fast electronic process. >Low cost. >Most extensive validation process. >Validates domain ownership and verifies the overall legitimacy of the business through extensive vetting. Site indicators   Trusted green address bar – – – https:// prefix Padlock icon Verification Seal Options   Certificate verifies   Company Validated – – – Domain control 256-bit…
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