Fantastico WordPress Security – Fantastico Installed Blogs Being Hacked?

Fantastico WordPress Security — I installed this blog with fantastico too!

As the title said, I installed this blog one year ago, using Fantastico delux.. but there is more about this, please read this fantastico wordpress security further..

Last year, I have made a video tutorial how to autoinstall wordpress using Fantastico deluxe, and honestly, that’s how I did install this blog for the first time too.

Everyone knows and probably they are also recommended before starting a blog, they should install it with Fantastico..But here in this article, I am going to share my opinion about this.

This autoinstall method is actually the most easiest and fastest method to get a blog set up, as it is often called as, “WordPress 5-Minutes install”..This is true!

I absolutely agree that getting a blog set up this way is very quick and stress-free. I guess that’s why I did do it too, and I am sure, most of wordpress newbies as well.

But how about fantastico wordpress security?

Fantastico WordPress Security — Blog’s security worried me

After a few months blogging regularly, socializing myself on forums, or other blogs, I have learnt and heard about security of wordpress blogs which are installed with Fantastico.

I did not believe about fantastico wordpress security problems, because at that time, I set up using Fantastico, and my blog is still up, none hacked..

But then, after I installed another blog in the same server, and that time, I did set it up manually using this how to install wordpress 3 post, I have noticed some differences and started to worry about fantastico wordpress security.

The big difference about fantastico wordpress security and the manually installed blog is, I have checked how my SQL database name and username built. The manual install is more “under my control” and the one with fantastico is “automatically” generated.

Since then whenever I heard about a wordpress blog is being hacked, I was worried, because my database username and database name are easy to guess.

This story was however ended when I had to re-install my blog using this backup and restore wordpress post.

I had to restore my blog because I had a doubt with fantastico wordpress security, and I did not want to have Fantastico default database name as well as its username.

Fantastico WordPress Security — I prefer setting up wordpress manually

Apart of the reason above, I always install a blog manually until today. Here are my reasons why I always install wordpress manually without using Fantastico delux.

1. I don’t want to have easy-to-guess database name and database username. Fantastico will give you database name like ; yourname_wrdp1 and username is is the same, yourname_wrdp1. Probably it would be no problem for some people, but having this for my blog makes me worried each day, especially when my traffic was increased.

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The "wrdp" database name and username

2. When I used this autoinstall, I have noticed, the version of wordpress was not yet updated by Fantastico, this means, It was not the latest version which was installed, but one version older, so I had to update in my dashboard after the blog was set up.

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Wordpress version in Fantastico

Apart of my reasons above, I have seen people who installed their blogs with Fantastico was hacked. See in this forum thread.

I suggest everyone who want to set up a blog, to set it up manually because of this Fantastico wordpress security doubt.

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