Fail2ban is an open source security utility, which scans log files for certain patterns and bans IPs when malicious activity is encountered. This could be used to protect WordPress from bruteforce attacks, pingback attacks and more. In this tutorial we’ll look at installing fail2ban on a DigitalOcean server and configuring it to secure WordPress.
Don’t Use the 1-Click WordPress Installer on DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean supports plenty of applications through their Marketplace, including WordPress. These are essentially disk images, which you can deploy to the cloud with just one click. Well, maybe a few clicks.