4 Ways You Can Keep Your WordPress Site Secure
WordPress may is one of the most popular content management systems, making it an easy target for hackers. Fortunately there are a number of ways you can keep your WordPres powered site safe and secure. From hosting solutions and third party apps to plugins there is something for every site need.
1. Choose Secure Hosting
Your hosting provider may offer security services to help keep your site secure. Often WordPress specialized hosting will offer these services which may include malware monitoring, automatic updates, and regular scans of your site to ensure its integrity.
2. CloudFlare or Other Similar Service
CloudFlare and services like it are a popular choice to help increase your site’s speed by offering a cached version to your viewers as well as offering CDN services. It also offers several security options. It can allow you to ban known bad IP addresses, as well as any others of your choosing.
3. Security Plugins
Security plugins offer an array of services. From firewalls to brute force hack protection, security plugins help to keep your site secure. There are many free and paid options to choose from to meet the needs of any site. Popular security plugins include Bullet Proof Security, and WordFence.
4. Strong User Credentials
All the plugins and security in the world can only do so much. Ultimately it’s up to the users to be sure they have strong user login credentials and to keep them confidential. Avoid the generic “admin” username — brute force hacks always try this username. Ensure your passwords are strong and consider changing them on a regular basis.
You may think that no one wants to hack your small business site or blog — but you’d be wrong. No matter the size of your business, or the age of your site, you must take steps to ensure it remains properly secured. Keeping your data and your site secured now can prevent headaches and more expensive fixes in the future. Do you worry about your site’s security? What steps do you take to ensure its kept safe? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!