In this tutorial we are going to discuss how you can protect your WordPress website or WordPress blog. There are WordPress beginners who frequently asked questions like it is safe to build an e-commerce website or business website on WordPress? You can say they are more concerned about the security WordPress provides. My answer will be yes WordPress is safe enough to build websites on it. Just we need to take some precautions to protect WordPress website. Here is the best tips which helps you protect your WordPress blog.
Backup your WordPress installation
One of the most important thing to protect your WordPress site is to take WordPress backup regularly. One of the backup plugin I like most is WordPress backup to dropbox. This plug-in provides a quick and easy way to backup your WordPress websites to dropbox
Don’t use admin as WordPress username
Admin is a default username used by WordPress install. As a result hackers will try to break WordPress security with this default user name. Importantly it is essential that you don’t use admin as administrator. If you’re using this username then it’s recommended that you change your default WordPress username.
Keep your WordPress installation and plugins updated
it is a vital part that you keep your WordPress was, themes and plug-ins updated. Why this is so important is oftentimes developers find security holes in development and their releases a patch OR an update. You should open your WordPress dashboard and find what are the updates available to install and with a few clicks you can easily update your WordPress and relevant plug-ins
Keep a Strong WordPress Password
it is essential that you keep a strong possible WordPress login because sometimes in a hurry we keep easily remember password or a dictionary word which can harm your website by attackers. WordPress.com provide you tips on how to make a strong WordPress password
Choose a reliable WordPress web host
you should choose a WordPress web hosting which provides a better security and reliability. A good WordPress web host with better up time and better security is essential for running business websites. You should choose a web host which take care of coming, security attacks and spam boats which can devalue your search engine reputation. We have been using web host like dream host and blue host for our blog network and so far they are the best web host for us. We highly recommend that if you’re on a cheaper web hosting which compromising security sometimes. You should move to a better web hosting like dreamhost, bluehost, Hostgator.
Prevent brute force attack on WordPress
You should limit the number of WordPress login attempts. So that helps to prevent attackers try different username and passwords combinations and lock them. The reasons a nice plugin to implement login attempts limitation is called limit login attempt.
Install WordPress Security plugin
There are many plug-ins for WordPress security to choose from but I recommended top three security plug-ins includes
- Better WP security
- bullet-proof security
- Wordfence security
By installing WordPress security plug-ins you can protect your WordPress installation by checking necessary file permissions and other configurations.
Keep your website clean
You can delete unused and unnecessary plug-ins from WordPress. The can check WordPress Housekeeping page for cleaning your WordPress. This page provides additional measures to clean up your WordPress website.
Delete readme file from WordPress
Another important measure is to delete readme file because in this file information regarding WordPress version can be used by attackers. Revealing WordPress version can provide wiener abilities associated with the WordPress version.