Free Website Auditing Software
What is it?
SimpleSiteAudit (SSA) is a PHP script you upload onto your webhosting that continuously monitors the files on your webserver and contacts you if it detects any modifications, deletions or additions to your server and to any existing files.
SSA will email you if it:
Whilst SSA won't actually prevent you being hacked, you'll be notified as quickly as possible that your server may have been breached, minimizing any possible negative effects.
SSA works best when used with an automated backup system is in place.
For standalone websites, use PHPMyBackup ($0, open source: link)
For Wordpress websites, use the WP-Time Machine plugin ($0, open source: link)
So where can I get it and how much does it cost?
You can download and use SSA completely free - yep - completely 100% free for your personal and commercial projects as it is released under the GPL V3 (for more details on this license, click here.)
What Do I Need To Run SSA?
Ideally, a Linux webhosting service running CPanel, but it *should* run on any shared Linux webhosting that allows you to create and/or access a "logs" directory above "webroot." (If you don't know what that means, ask your webhosting company or a friendly geek
SSA should run on Windows and Mac webservers, but let us know if you run into any problems ...
How Do I Install & Configure SSA?
SSA's History ...
SimpleSiteAudit is the brainchild of Terry Heffernan with an occasional semi-useful input from me, Nick Smith (CamStudio.org)
Terry posted the original version of SSA to a blog that improved on an old script that did something similar and I contacted him to see if he'd make it more easily accessable to everyone and thankfully, he agreed ... so here we are!
Spread The Word ...
We're trying to get the word out about SSA, so please tell as many people as possible by clicking the share links on the left and if you'd like to link back to this site, here's some example code you can use:
<a href="http://simplesiteaudit.org" target="_blank">
Terry and I want to continously improve SSA, so if you're an experienced PHP programmer and would like to help us add more features and fix any bugs that crop up, please get in touch by emailing us at:
help @ simplesiteaudit.org
We'd love to hear back from you if you used SSA - what you like, what you didn't, a cool feature you think would be useful ... post your comments to the support forum.