Server Security Scan

Scans wordpress website server security for detecting possible vulnerabilities and hacks.

Author:wordpressutils (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:3.6
Plugin version:1.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:21-08-2013
Last updated:23-08-2013
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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♦ Check your server's overall security ♦ Detect unsafe PHP settings ♦ Detect unsafe PHP functions ♦ Check for security modules ♦ Detect unwanted write permissions ♦ Detect all errors and error levels

Server Security Scan identifies possible vulnerabilities and loopholes in your sever by inspecting various PHP configurations and settings, checking write permissions of directories, checking for presence of security modules and by detecting the presence of any unsafe PHP functions. Thus it helps to protect your server from various possible web site hacks such as variable injection, code injection and SQL injection etc.

Unsafe PHP configuration scan

Server Security Scan checks for certain PHP configurations in your server to identify whether they are configured safely so as to safeguard your server from hackers. The scanner suggests possible issues of wrongly configuring these settings as well as the criticality level of misconfiguring these settings.

Unsafe PHP function scan

Hackers may misuse some of the PHP functions which you do not use in your applications. Often these functions might be enabled by default in most of the servers. The Server Security Scanner detects whether such functions are enabled in your server and suggests the criticality level and issues related to those functions.

Directory permission scan

It is unsafe to leave your web accessible directories with write permission. The Server Security Scanner detects all writable folder permissions and reports them.

Security module scan

There are certain PHP extensions which can be used to enhance the security of your PHP installation. The Server Security Scan detects whther such modules are installed on your server and reprts the same.

The Server Security Scan detects various possiblities of hacking your server and reports them. The items are reported with criticality of each of the detection. You may contact your host to get the issues rectified if you are not familiar with updating server configurations.


Server Security Scan is developed and maintained by wordpressutils.