How To Secure Your WordPress Site

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WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems on the Internet. Due to its popularity, it is also the target of many hackers.  We’re here to show you our top 5 recommendations on how to secure your WordPress site based on issues we’ve come across.
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How To List Users in CentOS 7

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Adding a user in CentOS is a common task for most Linux admins. Users have unique username’s and occasionally you may wonder if a username is in use or need other details about the user (like their group ID). We’ll show you how to see a list of users after logging into your Liquid Web CentOS 7 server. Once you’ve logged in via SSH, you’ll be able to run the commands below and get the information you need. Let’s get started!

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How to Install PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

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Using PHP 7.2 on an Ubuntu dedicated server is highly recommended over previous PHP versions for several reasons, first being security. Active Support for PHP 7.2 goes until November 30th, 2019 and Security Support until Nov. 30, 2020. Older versions like 7.0 and anything 5.6 and below are no longer getting any support and can leave open security holes on a server if they are not replaced. Another main reason to upgrade is the big performance increase over previous versions when PHP 7.2 is installed and is using the OPcache module.  This can greatly decrease the time it takes for your web page to load! If you are developing a site locally or launching it on one of Liquid Web’s Ubuntu VPS or Dedicated Servers, using PHP 7.2 or newer would be the way to go.

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Create a Cron Task in Ubuntu 16.04

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Cron jobs are an incredibly useful Linux tool aimed at saving you time by scheduling tasks within your server. A programmed cron task will execute commands within a script by the minute, day, week or month. They can be scheduled to do many tasks including backing up your server’s files nightly, updating inventory orders in a database or even compressing files for migrating. Repetitive tasks become a cinch when incorporating a cron job. While there are numerous ways to run a cron task, we will be using the crontab option that is inherent within Ubuntu to set up a nightly backup of our website.

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Copying a Database Table with PhpMyAdmin

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Copying a table is quick and easy to do within PhpMyAdmin. Whether you are trying to make a backup copy before changes are made, archiving data, moving data to a new site or application, or even just working on restructuring your database, PhpMyAdmin can help you get the job done in just a few clicks.

This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin.We will go over how to copy a table and go over a few of the options PhpMyAdmin gives us.

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How to Check the MySQL Version

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In this quick tutorial, we’ll learn how to check the MySQL version of a server. Without a doubt, MySQL is one of the most popular RDBMS (Relational database management system)  options available, so you’ll find it pretty much everywhere. There can be some pretty staggering differences between MySQL versions, so knowing which version you’re working with is important. Learn here how to check the version of MySQL your server is using!

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