Acunetix WP Security – WordPress Information
The fifth step of the guide to the Acunetix WordPress Security plugin takes a look at WordPress Information, which is a useful guide to the technical terms that Acunetix uses to make your site secure. It might not be easy reading, but it is essential that website owners get to grips with at least a basic level of WordPress terms, especially when it comes to keeping your site secure.
Step 1) On the Dashboard, scroll down to ‘WP Security’ and choose ‘WP Info’ from the dropdown provided.
Step 2) The WP Info page might seem tough to read at first, but you’ll get to grips with it if you take it section by section. Starting with the Server Report on the left, this gives you all the info you need after your site has been scanned, including the operating system and server, memory usage, PHP version and more. It is important to keep an eye on this page to make sure your site is running properly.
Step 3) The WordPress Scan Report can be found on the right-hand side of the page. What you want to see for each aspect of the report is a green tick, but if you happen to have a red exclamation mark next to one of the scan report points, click the ‘read more’ link and see what the problem is, then put it right.
Step 4) The file scan report at the bottom of the page will detail which path has been scanned, what the current permissions are, and what the suggested permissions are. The suggested permissions should be kept to in order to keep the servers from being overloaded and slowing your site down. Click the blue button marked ‘Apply Suggested Permissions’ make sure you keep on top of this. If the current permissions are the same as the suggested ones, no action is need or will be taken.
Step 5) The results of hitting the ‘Apply Suggested Permissions’ button will show at the bottom of the page as shown below.