One of the things that you will really need to take care of when you are running a vBulletin Forum is the security issues that arise from running it. When you are running any website or forum, it is important to keep it as secure as possible and we have a few tips for you. Here are 5 of the best tips for keeping your vBulletin website secure. Enjoy!
1. Make Sure to Run the Latest Stable Release
One of the things that you should be careful of with vBulletin and in fact, any software, is that you are running the latest release of the software. However, you should make sure that you ar running the latest stable release of the software and not the beta version. Beta versions of software often have a few problems and will be more hassle than they are worth.
2. Create A Strong Password
When you are running your own vBulletin forum, it is extremely important that you set the admin account to have a strong password. It is important to do this to make sure that no-one gains access to your vBulletin system and changes or deletes things you dont want to be deleted.
3. Rename the default paths the Administrator and Moderator control panels.
This is an extremely important thing to do as it will really increase the security of your website. In order to change these default paths, you will need to navigate yourself to /admincp/ on using your FTP program and /modcp/. You should make sure to change the default settings in the config.php file as well.
4. Don’t Allow HTML Comments
One of the things that you should make sure to do in your vBulletin forum is to make sure that you dont allow visitors to post HTML comments. This can cause a lot of trouble for your website and will leave your website open to security issues.
5. Keep your Computer Clean of Malware
This is an important thing to make sure to do when you are running vBulletin and it will ensure that you vBulletin forums doesnt get any ‘unwanted attention’. Of course, keeping your computer free of malware should be common practice anyway so it shouldn’t be too difficult.