The wp-config.php file stores data like database connection details, table prefix, paths to specific directories and a lot of settings related to specific features.
DDoS protection has become a necessity for large sites making money, but just how secure is your host, will they protect you? The truth about DDoS protection.
Why should you lockdown your WP Admin Login? Because if you don’t take action to prevent this type of thing from happening then one morning you’re going to wake up and instead of seeing that income-generating site you spent so much time and effort on, you’re going to see “Hacked by John Doe”. Or worse yet, you’ll see nothing. Just a blank screen.
This tutorial will walk you through the process of changing your Database prefix on an existing WordPress installation. You’ll need FTP/SFTP/SSH Access to your server where WordPress is installed, as well phpMyAdmin Access, presuming you use a host with CPanel, or alternatively, MySQL Terminal Access.
There are a number of ways that you might find out that your website has been hacked, beyond the obvious one of discovering a weird image on the home page, like the one above, announcing gleefully that you’re now “owned” by some shadowy perpetrator.
You can easily save those extra hours or work by taking 10 minutes out of your schedule and scan your website for malware, malicious codes and other threat.