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Hi experts,

What is the best Firewall plugin, or Security Plugin which works on IIS Servers. I tried "Better WP Security" but it works only on Apache servers...

Thank in advance.

Regards,
Raul M.
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URAGANU earned 250 total points
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Hello,

From my point of view, the best security for any Wordpress website is setting 0 permission for writing for all directories and files that doesn't require that.

Second, depends on the target of your website (regional / country / international). If you target only people in your country you can limit that using htaccess.

On the plugin side I recommend Bulletproof Security.

All the best.
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by:raulmonda
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Thank you for your answer.

Ive tried BolletProof. I got the following message;

WARNING! BPS has detected that your Server is a Windows IIS Server that does not support .htaccess rewriting. Do NOT activate BulletProof Security Modes unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing. Your Server Type is: Microsoft-IIS/7.0

Moreover, there is no option "Security Options", which makes me thinking that is not full functioning under IIS Server.

Regards,
Raul M.
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by:mensmaximus
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Many security plugins use Apaches htaccess feature. Installing Helicon Ape from Helicontech provides htaccess on IIS too.
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by:raulmonda
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Thank you mensmaximus. How it can be used to secure a hosted site?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Raul M.
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Because it is an application that needs to be installed on the server this must be provided by your ISP. If you run a Vserver you can install it yourself. If you run WordPress and PHP driven sites only my recommendation would be to switch from Windows/IIS to Linux/Apache.
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by:raulmonda
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Thank you very much. My ISP hosting is IIS not Apache; Moving to other ISP is not an option for me. Anyway, thank you for your answer.


Regards,
Raul M.
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