How To Start Your Website With Security In Mind

When setting up a WordPress website you want to start with security in mind. Any good book or post on WordPress security will tell you that your user name should not be “admin” and that your table prefix should not be wp_. There is more you can do to secure your WordPress installation but lets focus on these two items first.

There is a lot of advice on how to install WordPress easily using Fantastico online. Fantastico will complete all the installation steps automatically. BUT, what they are not telling you is that Fantastico installs WordPress with the admin user name and the table prefix of wp_. This just makes it easier for Hackers.

Don’t make security an after thought – install WordPress manually. By installing WordPress manually you can set the user name and table prefix to unique values. This does not mean you will never get hacked. It just means that it will take a little more work to hack your WordPress install.