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I'm currently on my own server (fredericpilon.com) with my own website.

Wordpress being kind of a big shot of CMS, it may be targeted by hacks.

Any tips and tricks on how to properly secure my Wordpress installation from said hackers and evil-doers?

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Depends on your business needs. If you're running it for a personal blog or a small site then stay away from suspicious plugins and hosting providers and you'll be fine. There are some good security/backup plugins which tend to sometimes work. The best advice though is "stay updated" ;)

If you're doing something bigger then go for VaultPress (not free). If you're doing a large-scale project go for WordPress.com VIP (not free at all!)

Hope this helps :)

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For sure, being a personal site, nothing big, something free would more suit the need. But thanks, these two could come handy some day. –  Fredy31 Nov 29 '11 at 16:17
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I think this article will be spot on. Just found it tody :)

http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/10/securing-your-wordpress-website/

Here are some more links on the subject:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/10-steps-to-securing-your-wordpress-installation/

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These all seem good ways to go. And by Smashing, it's pretty safe to say they know what they are talking about. –  Fredy31 Nov 29 '11 at 16:21
    
It's actually pretty horrible. –  Wyck Nov 29 '11 at 16:22
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So many things you need to look at and they are not just to do with WordPress.

Here is a video that I like about WordPress security as it mentions on of my plugins: http://wordpress.tv/2011/11/07/damian-taggart-wordpress-security-the-end-of-innocence/

Also there is a good book about WordPress security I recommend that I have read also: http://www.amazon.co.uk/WordPress-Ultimate-Security-Olly-Connelly/dp/1849512108

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