Database & Integration Tools for the WordPress Activity Log
Segregate the WordPress activity log from your WordPress database to ensure its integrity and meet regulatory compliance requirements, and to not affect the website’s performance with the WP Security Audit Log plugin database and Integrations management tools.
Store the WordPress Activity Log in an External Database
By default the WordPress activity log is stored in the WordPress database. It’s impact on the database is negligible, though by storing it in an external database you will ensure it definitely does not have any resource footprint on the website.
Safeguard the WordPress Activity Log & Ensure Its Integrity
By storing the WordPress activity log in an external database you also ensure the integrity of the logs, even in the unfortunate case of a successful hack attack.
Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements
The majority of business websites have to meet strict regulatory compliance requirements. PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO and several others all require website administrators to:
- Keep a log of everything that is happening on their website,
- Keep data for a specific amount of time,
- Segregate the activity log data from the website server.
Make sure your website adheres to the regulatory compliance requirements with the WP Security Audit Log – keep a log of everything that is happening on your website, configure retention of logs and store the WordPress activity log in an external server and database.
Integrate the WordPress Activity Log in Your Central Logging System
Large organizations and enterprises centralize all logs in a centralised logging and monitoring systems because it is impractical to have to check all the logs of all the different systems.
Use the WP Security Audit Log plugin to integrate the WordPress audit log in your central logging system. You can also export the logs to Syslog and Papertrail.
Configure Archiving of the WordPress Activity Log
The less entries a WordPress audit log has, the faster it is to access and the easier it is to find specific information in it. Hence why you should use the premium edition of the WP Security Audit Log plugin – you can configure the automatic archiving of some of the data in it. You can archive alerts based on the date or the maximum number of alerts.
The WordPress activity log data in the archive database can still be easily accessed: simply use the drop down menu in the audit log viewer to choose between the live and the archived audit log. Also, the other WP Security Audit Log premium features support archived audit logs so you can search through the archived data and even create reports.
Ensure the Logs are Always available – Keep a Mirror Image
A backup of your website and the WordPress activity log is a must. Use the WP Security Audit Log plugin to configure automatic mirroring of the activity log to any external database, thus ensuring that even if something happens to the main activity log server, no data is lost and you can still access it.