When you are hosting an application on your own, you will have to go through a series of steps to secure and manage the server properly. Here in this article I am going to guide you step by step on how to secure your WordPress setup and the server from the get go.
The default behavior if you spin up a new server is to login with username and password. Some cloud based providers also provides key based authentication now. If you have just password based login, read on how to authenticate via private key to your Linux server.