Category: wordpress database security

Is WordPress More Secure with a Changed Database Prefix?

A popular WordPress hack to improve WordPress security is to rename the WordPress database prefix. Does this really improve the security of WordPress? Read this article to find out how by changing the WordPress database prefix you can contain attacks even when your WordPress or any other component on it is vulnerable to SQL Injection.

How to Apply Secure WordPress MySQL Database Privileges

As seen in Why minimum MySQL user WordPress database privileges improve security, it is very important to assign the minimum required database privileges to the MySQL user being used by WordPress to access the MySQL WordPress database, i.e. the user specified in WordPress wp-config.php file.

Protect the WordPress wp-config.php Configuration File

Protecting the WordPress wp-config.php file is another way to beef up your WordPress security. The WordPress wp-config.php file contains very sensitive information about your WordPress installation, such as the WordPress security keys and the WordPress database connection details. You certainly do not want the content of this file to fall in the wrong hands, so […]

Why minimum MySQL user WordPress database privileges improve security

There are many WordPress security plugins and recommended security settings you can apply to secure your WordPress installation. Since hacking is on the rise, and WordPress websites are being hacked daily, WordPress security is not something that should be overlooked. It is highly recommended to install such plugins and follow the security best practises, or […]

Creating a MySQL Database for WordPress

WordPress blogging platform is a PHP based web application and uses a MySQL database as a backend database. In this article we will explain in easy to follow step by step format how to manually create a MySQL database for your WordPress blog or website. Two options are explained below, either by connecting to MySQL […]