iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security is the #1 WordPress Security Plugin

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iThemes Security is the #1 WordPress Security Plugin iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. Most WordPress admins don’t know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to lock down WordPress, fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With advanced features for experienced users, our WordPress security plugin can help harden WordPress. Maintained and Supported by iThemes iThemes has been building and supporting WordPress tools since 2008 like BackupBuddy, our WordPress backup plugin. With our full range of WordPress plugins, themes and training, WordPress security is the next step in providing you with everything you need to build the WordPress web. Get Plugin Support and Pro Features Get added peace of mind with professional support from our expert team and pro features to take your site’s security to the next level with iThemes Security Pro. Pro Features: Two-Factor Authentication – Use a mobile app such as Google Authenticator or Authy to generate a code or have a generated code emailed to you. WordPress Salts & Security Keys – The iThemes Security plugin makes updating your WordPress keys and salts easy....

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  • Latest PHP 7.4.8 compatible Learn more how we collect the data
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  • Optimized database footprint Learn more how we collect the data
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  • The test sites are hosted on Google Cloud VM instances, one site/plugin per instance. The machine type is n1-standard-1. The server is a 8 core CPU with 8GB of RAM.
  • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.4.8 & WordPress 5.8.
  • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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23M

Total Downloads

Installation Iocn

1M

Active Installation

Calendar Iocn

11 years

On WordPress

Growth Iocn

0.0%

Growth Rate

Support Iocn

43

Support Thread

Rating Iocn

3887

Ratings on WordPress

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About iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Description

iThemes Security is the #1 WordPress Security Plugin iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. Most WordPress admins don’t know they’re vulnerable,....

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Performance

Memory Usage

  • Download Iocn Average memory usage is 1163.6 KB
  • Download Iocn This is more than 88% plugins

Page Speed

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    increased by 0.07 s
  • Download Iocn This is faster than 99% plugins

Speed Test Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
+ 0.07s
/(front page)
- 0.07s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.14s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.09s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.18s
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 0.38s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 0.02s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.25s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.11s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.23s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
- 0.33s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.27s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
+ 1163.6KB
/ (front page)
+ 128.11KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 136.32KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 137.45KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 137.03KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 136.92KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 128.85KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 129.04KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 126.99KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 204.86KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 204.74KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 129.63KB

User Rating of iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) from WP Hive Users

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Plugin Version Usage

Errors

Memory Usage

  • This plugin uses 1163.6KB memory on average, which is more than a plugin should use.

Frequently Updated

  • The plugin has not been updated in the last 90 days.

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Quality of Support
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Value for Money
5
Features
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