When Bots Attack

Reports show that over half of web traffic is actually created by automated programs. Over half of this bot traffic is estimated to be malicious. Spammers, hackers,  and brute force login attempts are commonplace and there are many ways to combat against them. Honeypot This method is less intrusive and is fairly effective way of…

Connection String Locations Reference

Connection string file location relative to the applications install directory, and the example connection information we will use is exampleuser, exampledbname, examplepassword, and localhost. WordPress File: /wp-config.php Example: define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘exampledbname’); define(‘DB_USER’, ‘exampleuser’); define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘examplepassword’); define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); Drupal File: /sites/default/settings.php Example: $db_url = ‘mysql://exampleuser:examplepassword@localhost/exampledbname’; Joomla File: /configuration.php Example: public $host = ‘localhost’; public $user = ‘exampleuser’;…

Enable SSL on WordPress Site

Assuming you have already purchased an installed the SSL certificate on the hosting, there are a couple ways to get your content so that it redirects to and shows something like this  By far the easiest way to get this working is by utilizing a plugin that will add the rewrite rules and attempt to…