Installing BPS with W3 Total Cache Already Installed

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  • #13225

    Gary
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    What is the procedure to install BP free if I already have W3-Total Cache installed? I also use Yoast SEO is there any special steps with this too? I was also concerned about BP Free saving its .htacces files and overwriting my custom domain redirects for my parked domains. Is there a special step for that too?

    Thank you for your help, your BP looks very impressive.

    Gary

    #13227

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    The only Yoast issue that I am aware of is the facebook OpenGraph issue in the link below. Requires a skip/bypass rule if you are using OpenGraph.

    http://www.ait-pro.com/aitpro-blog/2252/bulletproof-security-plugin-support/checking-plugin-compatibility-with-bps-plugin-testing-to-do-list/#yoast-seo

    Unlock your root .htaccess file on the BPS htaccess File Editor tab page and then deactivate the W3TC plugin, reactivate the W3TC plugin and go to the W3TC Settings page and resave/redeploy your W3TC settings.  Lock your root .htaccess file again after the W3TC error notification goes away.

    BPS Pro setup steps:  http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/installing-w3-total-cache-with-bulletproof-security-pro/

    Saving W3TC cache code permanently to BPS Custom Code
    http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/installing-w3-total-cache-with-bulletproof-security-pro/#post-12199

    #13228

    Gary
    Participant

    Thank you… Can you tell me what makes yours better than Wordfence security? Is it simply because of .htaccess options? I’m considering both… Appreciate an honest insight. Thank you again.. Gary

    #13229

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    I think ARQ IDPS is probably the most significant difference – link below.  We spent months of research and testing with a scanner that we created and we were able to fool/beat that scanner pretty easily.  Here is the problem with using a scanner for website security:   a typical hacker payload of files will contain hidden backdoor files that appear completely legitimate and are not detectable by any scanner.  That hidden backdoor file has the capability to control an entire Hosting Account and not just a single website under a Hosting Account.  I am not saying that scanners are not effective for website security.  What I am saying is that they are just not capable of finding all hacker files and will typically only find the obvious hacker files, which are actually the end result files that are created/recreated by the hidden backdoor hacker file or Shell hacker file or both.  So obviously the biggest benefit is that you know for a fact your site is hacked.  You could then just restore the site from a good backup.  So logically a scanner is more of a Intrusion Detection System Vs an Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (ARQ IDPS).

    We tried this as an experiment:  we created a hidden hacker file that is not detectable to any scanner and then what we did was to make that hidden file create other files automatically.  Basically that concept is similar to a “rabbit” or “worm” computer virus.  What the scanner does find are the end result malicious files created by the rabbit/worm, but is not capable of finding the rabbit/worm hidden hacker file.

    http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/autorestore-quarantine-guide-read-me-first/

    For the full list of security features in BPS Pro take a look at the Feature page – note the Flash movie is a bit edgy so you can pause or stop it – we had a lot of fun creating it.  😉

    http://www.ait-pro.com/bulletproof-security-pro-flash/bulletproof.html

    #13231

    Gary
    Participant

    Ok. Thank you for that insight as to why yours is better. In my first post I asked about my .htaccess file, as it already contains domain redirects for my parked domains.. if I click the auto button in the BP setup will it overwrite these redirects when creating the new .htacess? Thanks again.. Gary

    #13232

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    You would add any existing custom .htaccesss code – redirects, IP blocking, cache, etc. to BPS Custom Code to save it permanently.  What Custom Code does is it adds your custom .htaccess code to the standard BPS .htaccess code/files and combines everything.

    Here is a Custom Code video tutorial below.

    Note:  We are in the process of updating all video tutorials this week and will also be adding additional video tutorials as well.

    http://forum.ait-pro.com/video-tutorials/#custom-code

    #13234

    Gary
    Participant

    I think your system protects better, but the installation is not near as easy. I am concerned about modifying our site as it is live and I don’t need any problems occurring with the current visitors. I’ll keep looking at your install videos, it just seems like a lot to do, but I know it can be done.

    Gary

    #13235

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    Really?  Did you watch the Setup Wizard video tutorial?  BPS Pro is completely setup in under 1 minute.  The followup video tutorial to check the site for any additional things is horrible.  That is being worked on today and will be simplified and streamlined like the other 2 new video tutorials that were added yesterday.  We are at a stage in BPS Pro customer growth that we need to make things more steamlined for mass consumption (exponential increase/growth in customer base).   Not trying to pitch you at all here, but obviously we believe BPS Pro is light years ahead of other WordPress security plugins and the automation in BPS Pro is pretty incredible at this point. 😉

    http://forum.ait-pro.com/video-tutorials/#setup-wizard

    #13236

    Gary
    Participant

    Thank you for the fast responses. If I do install I would only be installing BPS free at this point to test drive it, so if I understand you correctly, the PRO version is faster and easier to setup?

    Gary

    #13237

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    You really cannot compare BPS to BPS Pro since BPS Pro has so many additional security features.  Basically BPS Pro is a security suite and BPS is a security plugin.  That would be the same as trying to compare a free version of a computer anti-virus application to a professional paid version.  Both BPS and BPS Pro are simple to setup and easy to use.

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