WordPress wp-login.php Brute Force Attack

Over the last couple days a huge threat and nuisance has evolved that is effecting nearly all web hosting providers. This brute force attack is being conducted by a large botnet consisting of thousands of unique IP addresses across the world.  The attacker is brute force attacking the WordPress administrative portals, using the username “admin” and trying thousands of passwords.

One of the concerns of an attack like this is that the attacker is using a relatively weak botnet of home PCs in order to build a much larger botnet of beefy servers in preparation for a future attack. These larger machines can cause much more damage in DDoS attacks because the servers have large network connections and are capable of generating significant amounts of traffic.… Read the rest

How to Choose a WordPress Hosting Service

One of the most crucial factors to the success of your wordpress blog website is the hosting infrastructure. WordPress hosting is easy to find, however, you need to be very careful in selecting your provider.Disk space and bandwidth prices have dropped substantially the last few years however you need to look beyond that.

Reputation – A very important factor before deciding which wordpress hosting provider to work with. Take your time as this is a very crucial task. Google its name and see where it appears, visit the links and read reviews from other customers, visit hosting forums or blogs and ask other users about their services.… Read the rest

The Basics of Starting a Blog

In order to host your first blog, you must plan thoroughly as there are so many different options available. Some bloggers host their own site, while others host from their computer. The latter method saves money and allows for complete customization and control. Despite these few advantages, web hosting has become inexpensive so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Free Blogging Software

The majority of blog owners choose WordPress for their blogging software. WordPress provides endless features and is free. The program is resource-intensive but usually isn’t an issue unless the site receives a high volume of traffic.… Read the rest