SiteGround has a security plugin that you can use even if you are not using SiteGround to host your WordPress Sites.
I used SiteGround once and I really like everything you can do within their panel however the plans are a bit expensive for me.
These are my thoughts about the SiteGround Security plugin.
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SG Security Review
Before you read my SiteGround Security review, understand that you can have a pretty secure site even without any plugins.
You can read my post about securing your WordPress website without any plugins by clicking the button below
Now let’s check what the new kid on the block has to offer
SG Security: The Dashboard
I like how the design looks, it is like a bringing a little bit of SiteGround to your WordPress dashboard.
You will see some advertisement which is probably the way to attract new customers.
I like when stuff is 100% free but you have to understand that building a plugin like this requires a lot of work.
You can check the recent activity, users connected to your site and visitors blocked.
SG Security: Site Security
The Site Security Section looks pretty clean and it has clear instructions for WordPress users.
I understand what they all mean since these are security measures that I have found in other WordPress Security plugins.
I like the “Lock and Protect System Folders” and the “Advanced XSS Protection” functionalities.
SG Security: Site Login Security
The Login Security also has a pretty clean interface. There are a couple of options that you can switch on and off and some options that you have to configure.
You can limit the login access to certain IP’s so make sure you have an statis so you don’t block yourself out.
If you don’t wanna do that, you can limit failed login attempts to 3 or 5.
SG Security: Activity Log
The activity log has the option to check the traffic coming to your site, users connected and users blocked.
You can block an IP address but this is not something I recommend because it is time consuming and attackers can connect to your site using a VPN.
SG Security: Post-Hack Actions
I like the Post-Hack actions section but I wouldn’t say that you have to use it until you are hacked.
If you have doubts, you can reinstall all the free plugins and now you are sure that there is nothing wrong in them.
You can also force a Password reset and log out all users.
I really like what you can do with this plugin. It is not complicated to use therefore it is recommended for those who don’t want to learn the ins and outs of WordPress Security.
I think that the plugin is gonna get better and better and other security measures will be added.