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Topic # 183958 4-Nov-2015 17:00
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I've used Wordfence on a couple of Wordfence sites I host and now am considering going premium? - Largely due to a recent attack. Has anyone used it? Is it worth it?




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  Reply # 1420986 4-Nov-2015 17:04
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What advantages do you want from premium you don't get from free. Are you using something like Cloudflare as another layer of protection?




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  Reply # 1421013 4-Nov-2015 17:05
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I just want the sites to be secure. I'm not using CloudFlare would you recommend it?




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  Reply # 1421021 4-Nov-2015 17:13
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Yes, for performance and some extra protection against threats. What kind of attack got your site recently? Wordfence can slow your site down a bit, I turn of most of the functions.




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  Reply # 1421035 4-Nov-2015 17:32
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Have you looked at a dedicated wordpress host instead that includes such services? A Wordpress website that is only using basic features, can work out as quite an expensive website (including labour costs in keeping it upto date), when you compare it to a website builder like Squarespace. 

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  Reply # 1421201 4-Nov-2015 21:22
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I've used both, Wordpress is much more flexible. Run an automatic update plugin, plus an automated backup plugin to back up off the host, that keeps security good - plus some basics like never use an account called admin and don't post using your admin account.

SS is simpler though, but way way way less flexible.




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  Reply # 1421478 5-Nov-2015 10:48
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Looks like I might have over reacted. I had an alert from Wordfence saying that File contains suspected malware URL in the w3 total cache plugin. 



Although it seems it is not a major issue - https://wordpress.org/support/topic/malware-url-in-readmetxt




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  Reply # 1421498 5-Nov-2015 11:06
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It's a false positive, I got it for all my sites as well. Text files are very unlikely to ever be a problem.




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