Install, activate, and done! Powerful protection from WP’s fastest firewall plugin. Block Bad Queries (BBQ) is a simple, super-fast plugin that protects your site against malicious URL requests. BBQ checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks bad requests containing nasty stuff like eval(, base64_, and excessively long request-strings. This is a simple yet solid solution for sites that are unable to use a strong .htaccess firewall. Awesome Features 100% Plug-n-play functionality No configuration required (it just works) Born of speed and simplicity, no frills 100% focused on security and performance Blocks a wide range of malicious requests Blocks directory traversal attacks Blocks executable file uploads Blocks SQL injection attacks Based on the 5G/6G Firewall Scans all incoming traffic and blocks bad requests Scans all types of requests: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc. Works silently behind the scenes to protect your site Hassle-free security plugin that’s easy to use Thoroughly tested, error-free performance Compatible with other security plugins Regularly updated and “future proof” Customize blocked strings via Whitelist/Blacklist plugins Privacy This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way. Works perfectly with or without Gutenberg Block Editor Pro Version For advanced protection and awesome...

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    • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.4.8 & WordPress 5.6.1.
    • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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    About BBQ Firewall

    Description

    Install, activate, and done! Powerful protection from WP’s fastest firewall plugin. Block Bad Queries (BBQ) is a simple, super-fast plugin that protects your site against malicious URL requests. BBQ checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks bad requests containing nasty stuff like eval(, base64_, and excessively long request-strings. This is a simple yet solid solution for sites that are unable....

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    Performance

    Memory Usage

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    Page Speed

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    Speed Test Benchmark

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    - 0.09s
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    - 0.08s
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    - 0.01s
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 0.03s
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 0.01s
    /wp-admin/index.php
    - 0.01s
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    - 0.04s
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    - 0.12s
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 0.06s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    - 0.14s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    - 0.45s
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    - 0.06s

    Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

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    + 9.8KB
    / (front page)
    + 0.2KB
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    + 1.62KB
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 1.75KB
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 1.76KB
    /wp-admin/index.php
    + 1.76KB
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    + 1.64KB
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    + 1.67KB
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 2.39KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    + 2.2KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    + 1.65KB
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    + 1.62KB

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    Value for Money
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