My Top 3 Methods for Securing A WordPress Site
Website security is vital especially if your website stores private information i.e. e-commerce site or customer data. In the first half of 2021, there were more than 86 billion password attack attempts blocked, and it is estimated that there are an average of 30,000 new websites hacked every day.
Let’s take a look at how you can secure your WordPress site today.
3 Ways To Secure Your WordPress Site
Method #1: Install an SSL Certificate
An SSL Certificate is an industry-standard used by millions of websites to protect their online transactions with their customers. You can buy an SSL certificate, but most hosting providers offer them for free.
Method #2: Run Frequent Backups
The last thing you want is for something to happen to your site and you do not have a backup. Back up your site often.
Method #3: Install A Security Plugin
Use a plugin like Wordfence Security, Jetpack, or All In One WP Security & Firewall. Not only that, keep them frequently updated.
Installing a security plugin can add some extra layers of protection to your website without requiring much effort.
Again, more than 86 billion password attack attempts blocked, and it is estimated that there are an average of 30,000 new websites hacked every day.
Having a strong layer of security for your WordPress site is more than crucial. It should really be among the first things you consider when setting up your website. And when browsing hosting providers, make sure they provide an SSL Certificate with your plan. Most WordPress hosting plans do, but always be sure. Some major companies like GoDaddy sell their plans in addition to the cost of your hosting plan.
Have any questions? Let me know in the comments below!
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