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Category: Security

Why WordPress will warn you about your PHP version and How to safely switch to the latest stable release

WordPress is primarily written using PHP as its scripting language, making it one of the most vital parts of all WordPress websites out there. Major parts of both the front and back end of your WordPress web page and interface exist thanks to PHP. It allows us to do so much in terms of building a website as you don’t only find it in your page templates and plugins, but it also makes up the files that form the WordPress dashboard itself.…

Website Hacked? Now What? Don’t panic and follow these steps.

Has your website ever been compromised? Statistics state than in an average lifespan of a website, it will be at some point inevitably breached in one form or another. Of course, this is not a one hundred percent sure event, but we tend to neglect our security until it’s too late.…

Why Using Legacy PHP Versions Makes Your Website Vulnerable

PHP is a widely-used rapidly-evolving scripting language. After over a decade without any significant upgrades to the language, PHP 7 made its debut in December 2015. Recent years have witnessed the adoption of a very definite and consistent release process scheme with a new version coming out every fall, previous versions falling to maintenance support, critical security issues only support and its infamous End of Life (EOL) title, on a regular, predictable schedule.…