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Best Practices for WordPress Website Security

Started as blogging software in 2003, WordPress has emerged as most powerful and popular Content Management System. Based on a recent survey, 27.5% of total website is powered by WordPress.

Though it’s widely used open source platform, hackers are taking interest in breaking the security. While WordPress core software is so secured itself, but there is never too much ascertainable. Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing each week. Due to security lack any website can be hacked and a statistics explains about how it’s been hacked,

  • 41% due to security vulnerability on their hosting platform
  • 29% due to security breach in WordPress theme
  • 22% were hacked because of the security issues in WordPress plugins
  • 8% due to poor login credentials

Website owners should take responsibility of taking care of website security, because hacked website may impact a big damage to the business reputation and revenue. There are chances of Information stealing, injection of Malware, Unwanted contents and images posting and installing malicious software.

Just take a few minutes to go through the below points to make sure your website is secured.

Keep the Theme and Plugin Up to date:

WordPress started with version 0.7 in 2003 and its been updated to version 4.8 three months back. Please make sure you have a latest WordPress version. It is also better to hide the version number in the site’s source view.

More number of vulnerabilities happening through themes. We need to make sure all the plugin also up to date. Choose the right plugin that are regularly updated and actively maintained. Delete the themes and plugins if it is not used. You can also restrict others from accessing your plugins and disable theme editor if are not using regularly.

Use Secure Login Credentials:

Most of them is using default username as “Administrator”. Avoid using default user name and have a strong username. Keep a complex password with series of numbers, letters and symbols and make it so difficult to guess.

It advisable to change your credentials regularly. Also there are some security plugins, which ban IP address for few attempts of wrong credentials.

Limited Access:

Have limited user access to the WordPress admin panel, give permission for those you really needs it. Giving permissions to too many users will always makes it complex. Give only the minimum required permissions for the users.

We can limit the user login by the number of times a user from a specific IP can try to login with the given specific time period. Also we can restrict the user from attempting again for the specific given time period.

Backup your website Regularly:

Even though your website is if secured, its always better to plan for scheduled backups for files. It’s easy to restore a website up and running anytime if we have the files backup. There are some useful plugins which takes an automatic backup of the files, Even you can able to take a back up once in a 30 minutes with one of the paid plugin called as VaultPress.

File Protection:

Protect wp-admin directory – Use password protect wp-admin directory, this is the best way for security measure. Website admin need to enter two-authentication password for accessing dashboard and it is possible to assign a particular required features of wp-admin to specific users.

Protect wp-config file – It’s highly important file in website’s root directory, also it has the important information of WordPress installation. It will be very tough for the hackers if this file is not accessible to them. You need to move wp-admin.php file to a higher level than the root directory.

If you are working in a shared hosting environment it is important to set your directory permissions properly. Setting the directory permissions to “755” and files to “644” protects the whole filesystem – directories, subdirectories, and individual files.

.htaccess protection:

.htaccess file has a huge impact on ensuring your website security. If something went wrong it will affect your site structure permalinks. You can insert many different code snippets into the .htaccess file in WordPress tags to modify what files are visible within your site’s directory.

You can also restrict admin access by creating a new .htaccess file and uploading it to the wp-admin directory.There are many other ways to modify .htaccess to tighten your website’s security.

There are so many other ways to protect your website from security hacks and the top six has been listed above. And most importantly choosing a right wordpress development company is the key factor in handling these kind of website security vulnerability activities.

We at W2S Solutions provide end to end website development services that includes design, development, deploy and maintenance

W2S Solutions: We’re Tenacious!

w2s mobile application Clutch review 4.8/5

Mobile marketing has taken the world of marketing communication by storm since the first Apple iPhone was released in 2007. It’s hard to believe that it’s been less than 10 years since mobile emerged as a new means of engaging with markets around the world.

The ability to put information in the palms of the hands of the people they serve has provided marketers with a new means of engagement—couple those phones with powerful apps that can help them manage their lives, play games, interact with retailers, healthcare organizations, financial institutions and much more and they’ve got something powerful at their disposal. They just need to know how to and require rich apps and tools to engage with their users.

That’s where W2S Solutions comes in. We’re a custom mobile application and web development company that thinks outside the box to build award-winning apps for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the globe. Since our launch in 2010 we’ve been singularly focused on helping SMEs leverage technology for competitive advantage! We’re tenacious: we won’t stop until we find a solution for whatever our clients need. And we’re very good at what we do!

We don’t expect potential customers to simply take our word for it, though. We think we do great work, but it’s always good to have others validate our beliefs. That’s what Clutch, a research firm based in Washington, D.C, offers us—third party perspectives on the value we provide which is gratifying to us but which, better yet, sends a strong signal to potential customers about the quality and scope of our services.

Clutch reviews hundreds of agencies in the digital and content marketing space and selects those to profile on its web site based on their ability to meet client needs. Their selections are driven not only by what they see on companies’ web sites, or what companies have to say about themselves but, most importantly, by what these companies’ customers have to say about them!

For instance, one of our clients, the president of a healthcare consulting company, said: “We were kept informed along the way. As far as deadlines and milestones, W2S Solutions delivered as they promised…Their ability to interpret what we were trying to achieve, and articulate it back to us, genuinely impressed us.”

Another client, the director of a leadership consulting company, said: “The budget we set didn’t shift and they met their deadlines…We were playing catch-up with W2S Solutions, rather than the other way around. Compared to some other software companies, this was a refreshing change.”

We’re proud of our 4.8 (out of 5) star rating. Our Clutch profile offers potential customers a thorough summary of our services, including detailed charts showing prospective clients which industries we serve, a list of some of our clients, and a sense of what it’s like to work with us. If you haven’t already, we invite you to take a look at our profile; we’re interested in what you think!

Team lunch at Absolute Barbeque

Team lunch at Absolute  Barbeque

We always produce top notch quality deliverables with effective team collaborativeness. Our Team skills are second to none and we focus building, designing and deploying perfect apps. However whenever there is an occasion to celebrate team outing, we never miss it.

Last Month, we had a good team outing on Nov 6th 2015 to Absolute BarBeque in T-nagar, Chennai. Boys were in perfect outfit to enjoy team bonding and enjoyed every moment. At W2S, we never believe in Hiearrachial team structure as it interrupts team communication and its very normal for Juniors to just walk in and talk with Seniors.  That’s the learning curve and knowledge they usually get while wokring at W2S. These occassions will break the ice for new comers and let them to talk, interact and feel them part of W2S. It did happen exactly as explained.

Once we are done with Lunch, Our CEO Madhu Kesavan, gave a small talk about our productivity, happy customers testimonials, upcoming projects and honored awards for Star Players.  There is no better situation to accloade your team members and that’s our second core thing to do on that day! Ofcourse firt one was team building!

Oh yeah, Did we say that boys got a pretty T-shirts which is printed with our logo ?

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About W2S Solutions :  We are a custom mobile application and web development company that thinks outside the box to build award-winning apps for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the globe. Our team understands what it takes to be successful in business. We pair this knowledge with our advanced planning, design and deployment execution skills to deliver industry-leading concepts across all mobile platforms.

W2S Solutions has recently launched a mobile app to help enterprises to manage their expenses effectively.

Chennai, Sep 26th 2015.

W2S Solutions, one of the fastest growing mobile app development company having it’s presence / branches in Chennai, US and Canada. They are focusing on Enterprises applications and Edufin Expenz is their recent launch in app store. It is available in Android and iOS for free download.

Enterprise expense software

Expense management is one the key factor for ROI, and it’s a process managing expenses in different life cycle of a business. Edufin Expenz will help enterprises to manage the expense process effectively.

Key Features:

Budget planning and Allocation:  Expenz opens a wide window to spending and provides insight to enterprise’s wide expenses. It enables organization to plan and allocate annual expense budget for their different departments and business units.

Simplified Reports: It uses mobile phone to scan the receipts, capture the data, autofill expense fields and submit travel receipts, expense reports can be viewed online and get the instant approvals on your mobile or via a web-browser.

Expenditure Control: Take control of what and where you spend. EXPENZ provides you accessibility to know where your money is going and offers capability in organization to control specific expense instances within individual department or business unit.

Define Expense Policy: You can set the level of enforcement, incorporating your company’s policy such as spending limits, per diems, mileage rates. EXPENZ helps you to define company’s policy along with rule-based approval workflow that enables employees to spend within company’s policy and helping organization to control expenses and save time.

Integrate Expense Report: EXPENZ seamlessly integrates the reports to Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks. It can also integrate expenses with critical systems and standards with your existing business systems including other accounting, payroll, and CRM systems to meet Company’s on demand expense reporting and accounting management needs.

EXPENZ provide deeper insights across the core and supporting functions within an enterprise, focusing on the key expense reporting processes. It collates the information via web and mobile apps across the different departments for decision makers.

 

Key advantages:

  • Increase efficiency and productivity
  • Submit, manage, and pay expense reports all online
  • Import data into General Ledger (GL) and accounting systems to save time
  • Save up to 63% on expense report processing costs
  • 100% user adoption with an easy-to-use solution
  • Effortlessly integrate expenses with critical systems and standards
  • Save up to 50% on time spent reviewing and approving
  • Enforce expense policy and eliminate excess spending
  • Gain greater visibility on expenses and plan future budgets
  • Easily assign expenses to specific customers, clients, or projects
  • Use data and analytics to negotiate deals with vendors

 

Find free versions of Edufin Expenz app in the below links,

Android app is available at app store and iOS app is available at iTunes