I was wondering if the Webfaction scripted WordPress install any more "hardened" than a standard Wordpress install that I could download and do myself?

asked 18 Feb '12, 15:36

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Our install would be the same as if you got the source and did it yourself. The security aspect is up to you to maintain.


answered 18 Feb '12, 15:47

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Use the plugin "Ultimate Security Checker", to see all the ways to improve.

The default app install is not very secure. One of the first things to do if you've used that method is change the default database prefix before you install or doing anything else.



answered 16 Mar '12, 06:01

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Hi there,

I tried to follow the instructions to change the SGL database but got stuck here:

"3- Change all your your WordPress table names

Go to phpMyAdmin and choose your WordPress database. Click on sql menu item and enter the command to rename all your tables. Do it one table at a time.

Note: You might have more tables that start with “wp_” prefix, change all the tables."

Can someone explain what exactly you are supposed to click when it says "Click on sql menu item and enter the command to rename all your tables".

That is ambiguous, there is the SQL in a tab above what does that mean to click on???


(23 Mar '12, 13:31) joshcloud9 joshcloud9's gravatar image

@joshcloud9 - the SQL menu item mentioned in step 3 here is located in phpMyAdmin, in the main content area. It's the second tab on the top, between "Structure" and "Search".

You can access phpMyAdmin via the Databases menu item in our control panel.

(23 Mar '12, 13:40) seanf ♦♦ seanf's gravatar image

I used the WP Security Scan plugin to change the prefix, was simple:


I just saw yuor post above, so now I know where I could have done it :) Thanks

(23 Mar '12, 13:46) joshcloud9 joshcloud9's gravatar image
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