WordPress

WordPress is a open source publishing platform that is free to use, easy to install via Account Manager, and very versatile for creating many types of web site. Adding content is easy: Create and publish articles, upload photos locally or from online services like FlickR and Photobucket aswell as embed videos from YouTube or Google. WordPress is template based and with many thousands of themes (free and paid) and plugins available you can easily create your own look and feel with ease.

Security | Versions | Requirements | Installation | Maintenance | Issues | Resources

Security

All scripts can vulnerable but there some basic steps you can take to limit hacks occurring with your sites:

1. Don’t use the default ‘admin’ username and set something more secure as well as a secure password.
Also avoid Usernames like test, Admin, administrator, root. For added security we would also suggest adding secondary authentication to your login using the Google Authenticator Plugin & App.

2. Keep your WordPress, Themes and Plugins up to date.
WordPress & Plugins upgrades are generally highlighted in the Dashboard. For most Themes you will need either sign up to receive updates for or regular check the developers site for updates and vulnerabilities

HACKED SITES: If you suspect your website has been hacked then please contact support immediately. Generally it’s best not to upload or change anything until we have taken a look but there are times when we don’t monitor email support as much (normally 10pm-8am) so it may be necessary for you to take action yourself. One other thing you can do is change the Hosting to Parked but this will take approx an hour to take the site offline.
PLEASE DON’T IGNORE A HACKED SITE AS FAILURE TO RESOLVE THIS COULD LEAVE YOUR SITE VISITORS VULNERABLE TO MALWARE AND CAUSE OTHER ISSUES.

Versions:

Latest Version: 3.5.1

Requirements:

PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Hosting: Basic or above. Free Hosting doesn’t support scripts.

Most of our newer servers support WordPress by default so just follow our WordPress install wizard in the Account Manager. If the server is too old then the installer will notify you of this. In this case simply contact support and ask to be moved to a newer server.

Installation:

WordPress installation is easy with our WordPress Install Wizard found in your Account Manager.

Maintenance & Upgrades:

WordPress is one of the easiest scripts to maintain. WordPress and most plugins upgrades are generally notified via the Dashboard and can normally be upgraded with just a few clicks. Keeping WordPress and all the component parts up to date is important to avoid site hacking.

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