31 Jan

WordPress Protection

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS script available now. It has great feature, can be installed and handled easily. We have seen many of our customer using WordPress for their site. Once your site is getting popular, intruders will always try to break your protection. So it is very important that you have sufficient security protection enabled for your WordPress site. On this post, i will try to give some tips which will help you to protect your WordPress blog from getting attacked or hacked.

Always Update: WordPress does release new update frequently and one should update his/her script as soon as the update is available.

Change Permission: Make sure to have 600 permission which means read and write permission for the user only on your wp-config.php file. You should be able to change the permission from cPanel File Manager.

Install Security Plugins: These are some very important security plugins which must be installed on a WordPress site.

1. Better WP Security: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

2. WordPress Firewall Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-firewall/

3. WordPress Antivirus Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antivirus/

4. Secure WordPress Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/secure-wordpress/

5. Wp-Malwatch Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-malwatch/

Protect the Admin Folder: You can protect your WordPress Admin folder with Directory Protection which will add extra layer of security. You can enable the protection by going cPanel >> Password Protect Directories.

Limit Admin Access: As WordPress admin folder is one of the most important folder, so we suggest to limit the admin access with IP. Only the allowed IPs will be able to access the admin folder.

Here is how to do this:

i. Create a .htaccess file under the WordPress admin folder
ii. Put the following code in it

order deny,allow
allow from
deny from all

Please change the allow IP with your IP. You can find your IP by accessing the following site: http://www.whatismyip.com

Backup Regularly: TetraHost do take weekly backup of your content but it is always better to take regular backup of your working database and wordpress contents. Unfortunately if it got hacked then, you can easily restore your site from the latest backup you’ll have for it.

Remove WordPress Version: Hackers are smart enough to crack the wordpress blog even if they came to know the wordpress version. so its always safe to remove your wordpress version. Here you go for it:

Go to Appearance > Editor and choose the Header.php file and delete below code from the source code to hide your WordPress version:

<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress <?php bloginfo(‘version’); ?>” />

That’s it. Follow the above steps and you are secure in all way with a WordPress site!

20 Jan

New Server Configuration

As promised before im here to let you know about our new server configuration.

Here it is:
Processor: Intel Xeon-SandyBridge E3-1270-Quadcore [3.4GHz] | More Info
Motherboard: X9SCI-LN4F Intel Xeon SingleProc SATA
RAM: 8GB – Hynix DDR3 2x4GB DDR3 x8
Hard Drive: 1 TB HDD – 2 x 500 GB Western Digital WD Caviar RE4
Uplink Port: 100 MBPS Dedicated Port
OS: CentOS 6.0-64 Bit
Control Panel: Latest cPanel/WHM

Server Main IP:
Datacenter Physical Location: Texas, Dallas
Datacenter Name: Dallas 5, Server Room 02
Datacenter: Softlayer, USA.

Here is some picture of our Datacenter from Softlayer’s Flickr Album:

DC Build Week 1
DC Build Week 2 & 3
DC Build Week 5 & 6
DC Build Week 7
Softlayer’s new HQ and DC Completed
Dallas 05

Enjoy the lightning fast service with our new server!

18 Jan

Server Upgrade

As you know already, our main server which is “hera.ihostman.com” will be moved to a better hardware. We have already ordered the new server from our Datacenter which is Softlayer, USA. The new server physical location is Texas, Dallas. We have chosen Dallas location because the connectivity from Bangladesh is fast then any other location. We will inform you about the new Server Configuration very soon via our blog post.

We are expecting to start the transfer process from 20th January, 2012 at mid-night 12.00 AM(GMT +6). Please note, We do not expect any downtime during the transfer process. We will take every steps to keep all our client account up and running smoothly/properly.

To make the process faster, we may take down the following two service for 24-48 hour:

1. cPanel
2. FTP Server

So, while both the service set to down, user will not be able to access cPanel or upload any file to server using FTP. It is also recommended not to update any site while we ran the transfer process to avoid any file missing issue. Please note again, HTTP service or Web Access will stay up during this process.

We are expecting to complete the transfer process in 24hours time. As soon as the transfer process is completed, we will update the DNS Server.

*** Update regarding the transfer process will be informed via our blog post.

We hope to have your full co-operation during the transfer process.


NOC, TetraHost

01 Jan

Happy New Year 2012

Another year passed! I hope it was a wonderful year for you and the coming 2012 year will be even better. We did had a great time serving our client last year and it feels awesome to see the happy hosting client 🙂 On new year we will come with new plans and even better service, that is a promise!

I wanted to share the following google video with you all:

Thanks again for using TetraHost.
Happy New Year 2012

Ashraful Insan (Rony)
TetraHost Bangladesh