Joomla Security Webinar – video and slides available

Joomla Security & Akeeba Backup Webinar

After the success of our first webinar series on Joomla speed and SEO, we received numerous requests to organize sessions about Joomla security – extremely hot topic, especially after the recent spike of hack attempts. We didn’t wait long and partnered with our good friend Nicholas Dionysopoulos from Akeeba Backups for our second webinar series on Joomla security and backups.

Secrets to a Hack-Proof Joomla Revealed – Video and Slides

Our first webinar from the series was yesterday and we’ve got more than 1000 people register! Daniel – our Joomla performance guru shared so many interesting tips and tricks on protecting Joomla from getting hacked that the demand for video and slides was amazing. So here they are:

Webinar video:

Webinar slides:

Akeeba Backups Webinar – Next Week

Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Akeeba Backup owner and lead developer, will provide hands on live demo on how to use and setup Akeeba in our second webinar next week. Mark your calendars for June 19, 4pm EDT and register today.

Have a topic in mind that you’d like us to cover? Speak up in the comments below!

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  1. Reply June 13, 2013 / 22:33 mixmacSiteGround Team

    Hi Tina,

    Thanks for the great work and the really helpful webinars you organize.
    Could you tell me why you chose not to allow downloading of the slides from the Slideshare website?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Reply June 14, 2013 / 00:19 TinaSiteGround Team

      Hey, glad to hear you like them. The slides are now downloadable - apologies for that, oversight on our end.


  2. Reply June 14, 2013 / 02:32 VinceSiteGround Team

    Sorry, where exactly is the link to download the slides?

    • Reply June 14, 2013 / 03:04 TinaSiteGround Team

      Vince, you can download the presentation from this link -> Save option . Hope this helps!

      • June 14, 2013 / 04:04 VinceSiteGround Team

        This must be a joke!
        The link takes me to yet another page with no option for download...
        Surely a web hosting company would know how to place a "Download" link, right?

  3. Reply June 14, 2013 / 03:04 HenrySiteGround Team

    Thanx so much for the slides and the recording,

  4. Reply June 14, 2013 / 04:39 TinaSiteGround Team

    @Vince - this is really weird. The link I provided should send you to SlideShare website where we have uploaded the presentation. There is a Save option that you should use to get the slides. Check this screenshot:

    @Henry - welcome anytime, glad it's useful for you!

  5. Reply June 14, 2013 / 05:04 VinceSiteGround Team

    I don't know what's the idea behind obscuring a simple pdf file to such extend but at list going around looking to download the file I've learned that you are all Bulgarians!
    Pozdravlenia za bisnesa no sam razocharovan ot izpalnenieto!

    Blagodaria vse pak.

    • Reply June 14, 2013 / 06:02 TinaSiteGround Team

      Yes, indeed we're Bulgarians. Despite the difficulties you experience with the download, I still hope you enjoyed the webinar and found the information useful!


      • June 14, 2013 / 07:48 VinceSiteGround Team

        The webinar was very good and informative, I am look forward to ask Nikos from Akeeba a ton of questions next week.

        P.S. I have just spend an hour to clean over 13000 security exceptions on a clients website that is two months old!

      • June 27, 2013 / 14:55 julioSiteGround Team

        hello Tina, What about the Encrypt configuration Component that uses RSA to encrypt passwords? can it be useful?

      • June 28, 2013 / 03:06 Daniel KanchevSiteGround Team

        Hello julio,

        The "Encrypt Configuration" extension is an alternative to SSL. It is very useful and we encourage you to install it if you don't have a private SSL installed for your site. However, please keep in mind that this extension encrypts only the HTTP traffic. If you're using local FTP/email clients the passwords for your mail/FTP accounts will not be encrypted. That is why the ultimate solution is to also use SSL/TLS for all types of connections - FTP, Email, HTTP, etc.

  6. Reply June 14, 2013 / 07:52 VinceSiteGround Team

    ... btw I only know about the attacks thanks to Akeeba Tools Pro and if it was'nt for the akeeba's "Two-Factor Authentication" I would probably be hacked a 13000 times!

    If Nikos reads this: Doxa o teos gia ton Niko :-)

  7. Reply June 25, 2013 / 13:33 julioSiteGround Team

    hello Vince, What about the Encrypt configuration Component that uses RSA to encrypt passwords? can it be useful?

  8. Reply December 11, 2013 / 15:51 Ethelyn HolmesSiteGround Team

    I had extreme technical difficulties with today's webinar (12/11/13)and couldn't see it. Is it going to be archived and made available for future viewing? If so, where can I access it?

    Thanks much!

  9. Reply December 12, 2013 / 09:56 TinaSiteGround Team

    Hey Ethelyn,

    Sorry to hear you couldn't join us for the webinar today. You can view the recorded version of the webinar here:


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