When people talk about WordPress security, file permissions and ownership are
usually the last thing on their minds. **Installing security plugins is a good
practice** and a must for every WordPress website. However, if your file-
system permissions aren’t set up correctly, most of your security measures
could be easily bypassed by intruders.
Permissions and ownership are quite important in WordPress installations.
Setting these up properly on your Web server should be the first thing you do
after installing WordPress. Having the wrong set of permissions could cause
fatal errors that stop your website dead. Wrong permissions can also
compromise your website and make it prone to attacks.
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