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As the demand of highly responsive and performing dynamic web sites increases with the time, users of paid and free open source techniques are increasing as well. The webmasters need an entire software bundle to build such kind of responsive dynamic websites that can produce thousands of results and can process tons of requests at the same time duration.

Previously the webmasters of Microsoft already developed such kind of software bundle for developing a general purpose desktop application with the use of that software package only- “WISE”. This bundle reduces their time of connectivity in different needed servers like: operating systems, database servers, web servers and the functioning scripting language.

Similarly webmasters needed a software bundle or software package that reduces their time in the connectivity and operational coding of different-different servers separately.

With the solution of that, some webmasters developed a free and open source software bundle “LYME” for solving the issues of working with a single platform rather than different-different platforms.

Detailed overview of LYME

As I discussed earlier that LYME was created to resolve the problems of working on different-different platforms and their connectivity, but still there are several things about “LYME” to know. The starting may denote to the full form of “LYME”. So,

What is “LYME”?

LYME is a software bundle or software package that is used to rectify the issues generated mostly when connecting to some different servers in a single website. For generating a highly performing and functioning dynamic website, webmaster need to combine Operating System, Web Server, Database Server and the functioning scripting language in a single website.

So, the LYME contains the first letter of the available free and open source software like: L from Linux, Y from Yaws web server, M from Mnesia database server and E from Erlang functional programming or scripting language.

LYME is also called as LYCE, because the Mnesia database server is also denoted as CouchDB.

What is Yaws?

Yaws or Yet another Web Server is a kind of web server that is designed in Erlang scripting or functional language. Because of that this web server can be embedded with any other application program that uses Erlang as their principal scripting language.

The Yaws web server is most preferred in the highly continual connections because of its Erlang lightweight threading system. This system gives it more concurrency for better performing; it can be clarified through the load test that was conducted in the year 2002 for comparing the performance of Yaws and Apache web servers.

What is Mnesia?

Mnesia is a kind of soft real time database system that is used to distribute the information between several connected applications. This is basically designed to complement the telecom sector and developed by Ericsson. The Mnesia is developed in Erlang’s scripting language thus it can be used as an embedded database server by any Erlang’s functional application software or website.

This is not being used to replace SQL database server, but this has complimented Erlang’s applications and telecom sector’s applications. This is also known as CouchDB.

What is Erlang?

Erlang is a scripting language that is used for garbage collection and general purpose designing. This functional language came into knowledge in the year of 1986, but distributed as an open-source functional language in the year of 1998 and developed by Ericsson. This is used to concurrent results in a dynamic application.

Erlang is designed to support soft and real time application and it uses how swapping which means we can change the code without stopping the running application or a system. Where most scripting or functional languages are using external library for different code supports, there Erlang uses a language level feature that means we can create and manage processes for easily simplifying the concurrent programming.


Http stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is a protocol used in the world of internet to define as to what actions will the World Wide Web take when messages are sent from one end. Whenever a message is sent by a user, how will it be formatted and where and how will it be transmitted over the internet is decided by its HTTP. All the data transfer or data communication takes over the World Wide Web is basically governed by HTTP. Introduced in 1990, its first version was called HTTP/0.9 and it was a very basic protocol which served the purpose of simply transfer data. Since then a lot of version have come up. The latest version is HTTP/1.1. Http basically provides a standardized way of defining what that whenever a client(which can be browsers , editors, spiders) sends data to a server how will it be formatted and then in turn how will the server respond to that particular data request. Http connections are usually using TCP/IP connections with TCP 80 [19] being the default port.

Http protocol is a connectionless and hence a stateless and generic protocol. Whenever a client sends a data request to a server a connection is set up between the two but soon after the request is sent the connection is broken. To send information back from the server to the client a new connection is set up again.

Now it has been observed that when a web browser and a server interacted with each other using http as a language it became unsafe particularly when the information which was being exchanged was sensitive like bank details or credit card details etc. Hence arose a requirement of a safer alternative or a safer version of http where no “packet sniffers” could potentially take advantage of the information exchange. For the same purpose https was developed.

Https stands for Http Secure, or to be more specific, Http over SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It is not a new protocol but might be seen as http protocol using a sub layer of SSL. The security property of SSL(Secure Socket Layer) and TLS(Transport Layer Security) is used as a sub layer along with Http to provide a very safe and secure medium of information transaction over the internet.

The technology of Encryption is used in Https. When any data is sent from one end it is encrypted so that if at all it is intercepted on its way, it remains secure and cannot be deciphered or understood. This way the data is communicated securely over the internet and is decrypted on the other intended end only. Whenever the website involved uses any consumer data that is sensitive like banking details or online purchasing it is always advised to use https to avoid the data getting into wrong hands. When a client uses https he is ensured of two things. Firstly it ensures that he is dealing with the right server and not a middle man and secondly that all the communication is secure and there will be no eavesdropping. Https uses Port 443 while interacting with its lower layers, unless otherwise specified. A secure website will display a padlock icon in the address bar and also its URL will start with https://. Generally an https website is slower as compared to http. Https uses public and private keys to validate servers and users. Cryptographically signed certificates are used to verify the servers. To have an https website you need an SSL certificate which will authenticate the online identity of the website and will make a unique scrambled connection each time a shopper logs on to provide a safe and secure environment to exchange information.

SSL implementation has become a major topic, as Google announced to use SSL as an index ranking signal. The sites which are not using SSL will be considered insecure and unreliable. It is advised to apply recommended modification to site while beginning to serve page over SSL. Owing to ranking advantage and attention to security and privacy, many content management system users has started to implement SSL. It can be considered a positive move in direction of secure web. But unless the websites are fully configured, user will not be able to get website’s secure pages through search engines and will miss SEO benefit. According to Google’s revelation 80% websites have misconfigured SSL implementations and it revealed that 80% of HTTPs URL was not included because the crawlers could not become able to locate the pages.

The retailer of SSL certificates recommends that users who are willing to implement SSL on their sites must be aware of the SEO consequences.



Mail ports allowed by different ISP’s

Ports 25, 26 blocking

E-mail ports 25 are the ports which are mainly used to send e-mails. It is unsecured and thus it is blocked by many of the ISP’s (Internet Service Providers), so that the amount of spam which is sent from their networks should be cut down. It allows you to block the mails and due to this your mail cannot be send to the other party. It is like, when you try to send mails and if they are blocked by E-mail ports 25, then you may get an error or message in your outbox. This happens because all the mails send between e-mail client and e-mail server via web or internet and is routed through E-mail ports 25,which serves as a medium or channel between them. Now a day’s E-mail ports 25 blocking becomes an industry standard. Instead of the remote SMTP server or a SMTP server running on your computer, SMTP server is needed by the ISP’s to block E-mail ports 25. Look at the few ISP’s who block E-mail ports 25 they are BellSouth MSN, Comcast, NetZero, Charter, Cable One, People PC etc. With E-mail ports 25, there is another E-mail ports 26 also available and If you want to change E-mail ports 25 to E-mail ports 26, then you are required to change your e-mail software and outgoing SMTP E-mail ports settings.

Port 587 allowed by Comcast

Port 587 is a port which is recommended by industries and it is supported by Comcast. Port 587 is mainly used for sending mails to others. The protocols which are used with the port are ESMTP (SMTP-MTA, ESMTP) but there are few additions and restrictions are also there. Even it is suggested to use port-587 instead of port-25 for e-mail client and server’s configuration.

Ports allowed in mail servers

If we talk about E-mail servers, then there are two kinds of mail servers, one is Incoming mail server used for receiving e-mails from others in your inbox and related with your e-mail address account and it cannot be more than one. Now another one named as Outgoing mail server which is mainly used for sending mails to others through your outbox.

After understanding about mail servers, now next question arises in our mind “What are E-mail ports”. In terms of networking, E-mail ports may be defined as an endpoint to a logical connection. The E-mail ports which are allowed in the mail servers are different for both the mail servers i.e. for incoming mail server and for outgoing mail server. Mainly in the case of incoming servers, POP3, HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), IMAP E-mail ports are allowed and for outgoing mail servers, SMTP (Simple mail transfer protocol) E-mail ports is used for sending mails. Now every E-mail ports have a no., which is mainly used for its identification and to know its type. Here come few default e-mails E-mail ports, which are allowed in mail servers with their E-mail ports no. SMTP – E-mail ports 25, HTTP – E-mail ports 80, Secure IMAP (IMAP4-SSL) – E-mail ports 585, IMAP4 over SSL (IMAPS) – E-mail ports 993, POP3 – E-mail ports 110, IMAP – E-mail ports 143, Secure SMTP (SSMTP) – E-mail ports 465, Secure IMAP (IMAP4-SSL) – E-mail ports 585, Secure POP3 (SSL-POP) – E-mail ports 995.

Difference between Port- 465 & Port- 587

Port-465 and Port-587 both are used for sending e-mails and this is the similarity between them. But there are some differences also between them.

Port 465 is mainly used for sending e-mails, i.e. it is allowed in outgoing mail servers and it is for SMTP (Simple mail transfer protocol). Before any level of SMTP communication is started, SSL encryption is automatically started. Without any verification, Standard SMTP port accepts e-mails from other mail servers.

Port 587 is used for msa, which is very much like standard SMTP port. If your server provides support, STARTTLS command at SMTP level may start SSL encryption. MSA restricted the outgoing of e-mails in the form of spam when net masters of DUL ranges can block outgoing connections to SMTP port. MSA also accept e-mails after verification e.g. after SMTP authentication.

Trusted SSL Certificate Providers

How to get a SSL certificate??? Visit  trusted SSL certificate providers now

Security is the most sensitive word of modern times. Be it your office or home, you always wants to be under the armour of security. Then why not let your customers have a secure web experience. Web security is always threatened by viruses like trojans and hackers who are always seeking opportunities to know you account related usernames and passwords. Thus, if you are a website owner, you must be aware of the fact that if your website is not certified with a SSL certificate it is not considered to be reliable. Customers are sceptic to visit any uncertified website and your website popularity will not reach its top without being trusted. Give your customers a secure web experience with a certificate from any of the trusted SSL certificate providers.

A SSL is a protocol that checks whether your website is secure or not. Whenever a user enters any URL on the web browser, the web browser sents request via the SSL protocol to verify the security of the url. If your website is not SSL certified, the same will be reflected on your browser screen. There are many trusted SSL certificate providers from where you can get the same without much hassle.

These trusted SSL certificate providers not only helps you in winning the trust of your customers but also in keeping your website secure,that is, it performs two tasks together. You get online tutorials from these certificate providers where you can learn how to apply for a security certificate and how you can attach the certificate on your website. These service providers are very interactive and supportive and come with excellent responsive websites where you can check their charges, cost of an online certificate and even has the facility of online live chat where you can speak to the consultants and clarify your doubts.

Last but not the least; let us know how these trusted SSL certificate providers work. After getting a request from an entity to verify its details and regard it as a trusted website, the certificate provider verifies the entity and checks whether the entity is really what it claims to be. After verification, the next step is to process a public key using the CA’s private key. After the completion if this step, the website is included in the list of trusted websites of the web browser. The certificate providers already have trusted certificate authorities, known as CAs enlisted and hence the verification certificate issued by these authorities is automatically accepted by web browsers. This enlistment of CAs is known as root CAs of web browsers.

Thus, it is of no doubt that trusted SSL certificate providers play an important role in making your website popular and gain positive reviews. If you are running an ecommerce website, these certificates are a must for you. Customers will never pay on your website via their credit or debit cards if you do not have a certificate attached to your website. Thus, if you are new to the web business or your certificate has expired, immediately visit such a certificate provider and let your business flourish.

Important facts about affordable ssl certificate

Now you can use an affordable ssl certificate to raise the security of the website while exchanging information between web browser and web server. When you purchase an affordable ssl certificate you have to get it validated and there are only tree methods in doing so.

SSL (secure socket layer) certificates are necessary when website owners want to do better for their Google search engine rankings. highlighted recent announcement of Google that it would emphasize on sites which is secured with SSL certificates which is a part of company’s drive for Safer Worldwide Web. SSL-secured sites will get higher ranking in Google search than unsecured websites. The website which is not protected via SSL certification has ‘Insecure’ status which will be seen by Google Chrome users.

SSL certificate is a kind of encrypted online data that is being sent or received during navigation of websites by Internet users. This data has some confidential information like telephone numbers and credit card details. A secure connection is created between the user’s computer and the server so that specific website is hosted to give relaxation to the customers. SSL certificate not only provide protection to the customer’s personal data but also establishes a great regard for the company. Price of SSL certificates has been reduced over the years. Many companies are using certificates costing at Rs.250 per year. Some hosting companies charge for the SSL certificates installation, installation at no charge is received by client hosting with Non-clients can purchase certificates from and current hosting companies install the certificates.

Organizational validation process

Information of a particular business is checked from various sources. This is carried out just verify the name of the business and who operates the business. This information is compared to the details that are provided during the registration of the company. another safety measure is taken to see that the details provided are same as on the business listings from the local sources. If the all of the details match the company is then issued an affordable ssl certificate. This will provide a platform for the general public to view information that will help them to find out about the identity of the particular business. As a user you will see a logo that will say that the website is verified by SSL.

Domain validation process

This is considered one of the cheapest methods to verify an affordable ssl certificate. This process is carried out at a domain level. The process is initiated by sending an email to the account that is linked with the domain. Now by sending an email does not always imply that the person is the rightful owner of the business. A phone can also be placed to verify the whether the person is the owner of the business. When the certificate is issued using this method it means that there is high chance that this business is legal and has been verified properly. as a user you will find a specific logo on your browser that will indicate this fact.

Extended Validation method

This method too has gained a lot of popularity over years when it comes to validating an affordable ssl certificate. As a user you will notice a green logo and he name of the business that will appear in the address bar or the browser, this simply means that the company has been verified and is safe to do business with.The owner of the business is contacted to make sure that all of the information supplied is real. After the process is done the business can expect to get an affordable ssl certificate within two weeks.

Some other additional information that may be needed

You can also use a self signed certificate but this is not good as people will not do business with you  as they will think that your company will cheat them. If you use this method a warning will be posted on your website telling people that they may proceed at their own risk.

Now there are many companies out there that carryout the verification process and issues a certificate but most of them charge a lot of money. So use the internet to look up names of companies that issue affordable ssl certificate without much problems.


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How to renew an expired SSL certificate

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No one can deny the fact that our main concern when we visit online websites enter our credit and debit card details for net banking or online shopping or share our photos and videos on social networking sites is security. Since the advent of internet and its popularity we have been threatened by hackers and security issues. The best way to curve these issues would have been never to share our personal and professional data online; but that is not possible for us.

The first thing that hits our mind is that what a SSL certificate is. To explain in brief, we all know that when we enter any webpage URL in our browser, the browser instantly asks for a certificate of secure page. The web server enters its public key with its certificate and then the browser checks whether the certificate is from a trusted party and if it from a trusted party opens the page. This complete work is done via a protocol known as the Secure Socket Layer Protocol. Websites must renew their certificates after each period of time after the validity of their certificate expires, else it will be tough for them to continue business in the web world.

Some of us who are new bees in the web world are not aware about How to renew an expired SSL certificate. The steps are very easy and you will always find online FAQs related to the same. You may need to generate a new CSR for the purpose. The first step that you need to follow is that you must log in your “DigiCert Management Console.” You get a “My Orders” tab from where you need to select the renew button and enter your certificate details. The console quickly verifies your details and checks whether you have made any alterations in your existing details in the CSR. If you have made any changes, you need to provide a documentation of the same as well. After approval, the certificate is sent to the certificate contact through email or may even download the same in your console. The part of getting a new certificate ends here.

The next step is to install the certificate in your website. It is always advised to install the new certificate properly prior to uninstalling the old certificate. You should always keep the backup of the original system generated and self signed certificate. The removal of the same makes your website unstable. While renewing this certificate, you must keep in mind that you have to renew it upto 90 days before expiration.

Most of the multinational organizations are heavily dependant on web for their daily interactions with their employees and clients, we are most of the times not in a position to keep regular contact with our friends and relatives due to job pressure and hence we need to socialize online; and last but not the last, the tempting online shopping is too tough to be avoided. Thus, keeping all our needs and wishes in mind, SSL certificate has been developed to secure us and hence its renewal is very crucial to keep your website running without any hindrance.

The advantages of a Best Hosting Provider

The internet has undoubtedly become an essential part of our lives. In fact it has become an important tool that facilitates most of our daily activities. Without it we would feel like a child without parents. Companies all over world have realized that the internet has a lot of potential and can produce great results if utilized properly at the right time. Business houses both big and small are now paying a lot of emphasis in promoting their own website. Companies have discovered that the only way to connect to a bigger market is by hosting a website.

Now there is no harm if you want to hire the services of a web hosting service provider; however you should remember that there are many such service providers in the market and not all of them provide genuine services so you really have to be careful about the web hosting service hat you hire. You start out by looking up names on the internet; make a list of the companies that you want to work with. Compare the prices and services that they have to offer and then you can sign up with the company. It would also be wise to view the video testimonials of the customers as it will give a good idea on the kind of services that the company has to offer.

You can enjoy many benefits from hiring the best web hosting services. The main advantage is that you expect a good uptime for your website. This is very important as a website with technical problems is never appreciated by the general public. If your website remains down for most of the time then your website will not be able to generate any traffic and you will lose customers.

The best web hosting service provider may be a little expensive but in the long run it does have many advantages. By hiring a good company you will get adequate disk space. The disk space that is provided can be utilized for uploading files, images and videos. However if your website is less interactive and does not use multimedia components then you do have to use a big disk space. You can also expect to get very good bandwidth from the best hosting provider. With a good bandwidth you can now store a lot of data but for this you may be required to pay a little extra. However when you select the best hosting provider it will not punch a hole in your heart.

When you select a good company you will not face the challenge of upgrading your services as the service provider will keep you informed of the various updates that are available. The service provider also puts together customized packages and the good part is that you only pay for what you use. These customized packages are just perfect for companies that have different requirements.

wordpress .htaccess security

Security Tips For WordPress .htaccess

The .htaccess file is the easiest and the cheapest (actually it’s free!) solution to secure a WordPress blog. The .htaccess file is a configuration file for use on web servers running the Apache Web Server software. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn “loaded via the Apache Web Server”, then the .htaccess file is detected and executed by the Apache Web Server software. It is often used to specify the security restrictions for the particular directory.

Here are some tips by CPWebHosting – Cheap Hosting Provider:

  • Restrict Access to WP Admin directory by IP Address: If you are running a simple website, there is no reason to allow others to access WordPress administration panel. You can protect your WP admin from unauthorized access by listing your static IP address in the .htaccess.
  • Disable Hotlinking: Sometimes another site may directly link images from your site. It saves hard disk space by not having to store the images. But your site ends up serving the requests for them, thus using up your precious bandwidth.
  • Stop Spammers: There are a number of ways to identify a potential spammer. One of them is to detect requests with ‘no referrer’. Spammers use bots to post comments on blogs and they come from ‘nowhere’.
  • Protect WP-Config: The wp-config.php file in your WordPress installation contains some real important secrets, like database name, database user-name and password etc. You have no choice but to keep it secure.
  • Disable Directory Browsing: Someone who knows the directory structure of a WordPress installation may use his knowledge to do some damage. Besides you should not let them know what plug-ins you are using.

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WordPress Security

Wordpress SecurityAs we all know that running a WordPress-based website is often a pleasure, enabling you to focus on content and building relationships with readers and other websites.

Half of the WordPress sites out there are self-hosted, which means that the WordPress administrator carries the share of responsibility for a secure installation. Out of the box, there are several ways that WordPress security can be tightened down, but only a fraction of sites actually do so. This makes WordPress an even more popular target for hackers.

However, not everyone on the web is as friendly as you. Somewhere out there is a list with your blog’s name on it, where it sits, waiting to be targeted by hackers? When they get around to your blog, they’ll try various tactics to gain access to it, perhaps with the aim of selling legal drugs or infecting your visitor’s computers with malware.

Here is a list of top WordPress Security vulnerabilities:

1. SQL Injection & URL Hacking : WordPress is a database-backed platform that executes server-side scripts in PHP. Both of these characteristic can make WordPress vulnerable to malicious URL insertion attacks. Commands are sent to WordPress via URL parameters, which can be abused by hackers who know how to construct parameters that WordPress may misinterpret or act on without authorization.

SQL injection describes a class of these attacks in which hackers embed commands in a URL that trigger behaviors from the database. (SQL is the command language used by the MySQL database.) These attacks can reveal sensitive information about the database, potentially giving hackers entrance to modifying the actual content of your site. Many of today’s web site defacement attacks are accomplished by some form of SQL Injection.

Most WordPress installations are hosted on the popular Apache web server. Apache uses a file named .htaccess to define the access rules for your web site. A thorough set of rules can prevent many types of SQL Injection and URL hacks from being interpreted.

2. Access to Sensitive Files : Basically WordPress install has a number of files which you don’t want unauthorized persons to access. These files, such as the WordPress configuration file, install script, and even the “read-me” file should be kept private.
As with preventing URL hacking, you can add commands to the Apache .htaccess file to block access to sensitive private files.

3. Default Admin User Account : WordPress installs include an administrator user account whose username is simply “admin”. Hackers may try to log into this account using guessed passwords.

Any element of predictability gives hackers an edge. Instead, log into WordPress and create a new user with an unpredictable name. Assign administrator privileges to this user. Now delete the account named “admin”. A hacker would now need to guess both the username and password to gain administrator access, a significantly more challenging feat.

4. Default Prefix for Database Tables : The WordPress database consists of numerous tables. In many WordPress installs, these tables are named with a default prefix that begins with “wp_“. For hackers, the ability to predict anything can provide an extra advantage.

An easier way to change table prefixes for an existing WordPress installation is by using the plug-in named Better WP Security. This plug-in contains several defences including some discussed elsewhere in this article, with a simple point-and-click interface to change your table names to include a randomly-generated prefix.

5. Brute-Force Login Attempts : Hackers often rely on automated scripts to do their dirty work. These scripts can make numerous attempts to log into your WordPress administration page by trying thousands and millions of combinations of user-names and passwords.

A successful brute-force attack against a strong password effectively becomes impossible with these limits in place, because the hacker can never try enough variations (or rather, it would take many years of continuous attempts).

Two WordPress plug-ins which let you enforce a login limiter are Limit Login Attempts and the aforementioned Better WP Security.

WordPress is the peak prominent content management system of the online world. Although WordPress from the time of its starting did see the sorrow picture of denunciation. But within a few fraction of time WordPress was adopted by plenty of brands that gives new height to the famous content management.

The feature of open source makes WordPress exposed to hack attacks, hereafter webmasters were bound to consider WordPress Security Issues as a serious matter. Secure WordPress removed the display of or access to information, folders, and protocols that may be more likely to be used by hackers than site admins.

The first and foremost requirement of any WordPress website is its security. Due to outdated core files and /or plugins, website becomes much more Prone to hackers as outdated files are easily perceptible. Therefore,Wordpress Security is an important task and has to be followed in any case. Generally WordPress attacks are caused due to plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords, and obsolete software. WordPress Security will hide the places where these vulnerabilities reside and thus avoid the attackers to know much more about the site and keeping them away from sensitive areas like login, admin, etc.

The process of Hardening WordPress is not hard or complex, It just requires that we should be well versed to be as webmaster/mistress and be able to understand what our exposures are, and how to minimize our risks for running WordPress on our own website.In other words Hardening WordPress means to Secure WordPress from external attacks.

WP Security scan checks WordPress Security Vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:

  1. Passwords
  2. File permissions
  3. Database security
  4. Version hiding
  5. WordPress admin protection/security
  6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code

SQL injection is a code injection technique that exploits a WordPress Security Vulnerabilities occurring in the database layer of an application.

For Securing WordPress there are a number of plugins which assures us to give Secure WordPress and also to solve out WordPress Security Issues and they are as follows:

1. WP DB Backup : WP DB Backup is an easy to use plugin and by mean of few clicks we can backup the core of WordPress database tables .It can secure WordPress powered website easily.

2. WP Security Scan : This plugin can simply scan the wordpress powered site. It catches the vulnerabilities in the site and gives suitable guidelines regarding their removal.

3. Ask Apache Password Protect : This plugin doesn’t control WordPress or mess with the database, instead it utilizes fast, tried-and-true built-in features of WordPress Security to add multiple layers of security to the blog.

4. Stealth Login : The Stealth Login plugin will help us in creating custom URL addresses for login, registering and logout of WordPress.

5. Login Lockdown : Login Lockdown will help us to lock attempts for a period of time on logging in to the admin panel after a number of attempts.

6. WP-DB Manager : This is another great plugin which allows us to manage our WP database. It could be used as an alternative to the WordPress Backup Manager.

7. Admin SSL Secure Plugin : It is the another plugin which keeps our admin panel secure. It acts on the SSL encryption and is really useful against hackers or people who are trying to get unallowed access to the panel. It is the competitor of the Chap Secure Login Plugin.

8. User Locker : To avoid brute-force hacking the site, the User Locker plugin should be adopted. It works on the same system as Login Lockdown, however, it’s a 5-stars rated WP plugin which has a great fame among its users.

9. Limit Login Attempts : Limit Login Attempts blocks the internet address from making further attempts after a specified limit on retries is reached, making a brute-force attack difficult or impossible.

10. Login Encryption : Login Encrypt is a security plugin. It uses a complex combination of DES and RSA to encrypt and secure the login process to the admin panel.

11. One Time Password : For Securing WordPress this unique plugin will help us to set a one-time password for the login, in order to prevent logging of unwanted users from internet cafes or such.

12. Antivirus : Antivirus is a pretty common security plugin which will help us to keep our blog secured against bots, viruses and malwares.

13. Bad Behavior : Bad Behavior is the plugin which helps us to fight with those annoying spammers. The plugin will not only help us to prevent spam messages on the blog, but also will try to limit access to the blog, so they won’t be able even to read it.

14. Exploit Scanner : It search the files and database of the WordPress install for signs that may indicate that the files or the database has fallen victim to malicious hackers.

15. User Spam Remover : It helps us to prevent and remove the unwanted spam messages.

16. Block Bad Queries : This plugin attempts to block away all malicious queries attempted on our server and WordPress blog. It works in background, checking for excessively long request strings (i.e., greater than 255 chars), as well as the presence of either “eval(” or “base64” in the request URI.

Thus WordPress Security is not only imperative but the core functionality of its conduct.