WordPress websiteis your own property, where you can show your professionalism and gain profits.
Of course, you will not want a hacker to break into your own “house” and mess up your life, huh? Don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Take preparations for the sake of WordPress securityright away!
In this post today, we will cover 5 helpful tips for you to build a thick wall against WordPress hackers. Enjoy!
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Tip #1: Use secure hosting
Secure hosting is a very important factor to harden your WordPress security. These are features of secure hosting that you should look for:
- Support for the latest PHP and MySQL versions
- Account isolation
- Web Application Firewall
- Intrusion detecting system
Hosting solutions: Use hosting from company with strong security measures.
Tip #2: Control Uploading Files From Users
Controling uploading files from users prevents a security threat to your website. Malicious files should be limited by these ways:
- Prevent users from executing files they upload
- Prevent direct upload of files altogether
- Make sure you use secure transport methods such as SFTP or SSH for websites allowing users to upload images directly from the Internet
Tip #3: Use custom secret keys
Some common mistakes you may make with your WordPress login:
- Login with user admin name
- Use default password
- Never reset your passwords
Something too predictable and simple is not good for WordPress security. If you don’t want hackers have a access to your site, start using custom secret keys right now.
Tip #4: Do backups regularly
Backup can help you restore your data in an unexpected case. So, it is better to:
- Do backup on a daily/weekly or monthely basis
- Build a backup plan or use a back up service
Tools for WordPress backups:
WithWordPress Backup to Dropbox, a free choice, you can have your site backuped and your files stored in Dropbox.
WordPress Duplicatoris a free tool which helps you migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another.
Tip #5: Stay updated
Why I say you should stay updated? WordPress as well as themes or plugins providers often upgrade them on a regular basis. The new version is more complete than the older ones. So if you don’t update, hackers know the sucurity hole in your site and it sucks! To stay updated, remember two things:
- Update new release of WordPress
- Follow lastest update of themes and plugins
Tools to keep your WordPress website updated:
WordPress Updates Notifierplugin will send email to notify you if there are any updates for your WordPress site such as core, plugin and theme updates.
InfiniteWP Clientis a useful tool for you to installmultiple plugins & themes on multiple sites simultaneouslyfrom a central dashboard.Of course its update function is great, too.
I am sure that with only five simple preparation steps you can make your WordPress website more secure.
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