This week, I read some deeply concerning statistics.
- On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked every day. (Forbes)
- During the COVID-19 epidemic, malicious assaults have increased six times more than usual. (Infosecurity Magazine)
- Malware has the potential to inflict serious financial damage on a company, costing an average of $2.4 million. (PurpleSec)
- 47% of all hacked websites contain at least one vulnerability. (Sucuri)
These statistics should be enough to make any website owner queasy. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your website. Below, I will share three of the most effective ways to keep your WordPress site secure.
WordPress is one of the most popular site-building and content management platforms in use today, powering millions of websites around the world. While WordPress is relatively secure out of the box, there are a few simple steps you can take to help protect your site from malicious attacks. In this blog post, we will discuss three ways to protect your WordPress site from hackers and other threats. We will also talk about how our care plans can help you keep your WordPress site safe and secure.
Tip 1: Choose a Good Website Host
First, let’s talk about choosing a good WordPress host as not all hosting companies are built the same. In fact, some hosting companies are much better at security than others. When you are looking for a hosting company, be sure to do your research and choose a company that takes WordPress security seriously. When you are looking for a host, you should make sure that they offer security features like malware scanning and removal, firewalls, and SSL certificates. You should also look for a host that offers regular backups of your site. Our care plans include all of these features to help keep your WordPress site safe.
Tip 2: Keep everything up to date
One of the most important things you can do to keep your WordPress site secure is to keep everything up to date. This includes updating WordPress itself, as well as any plugins and themes you are using on your site. Outdated software is one of the most common ways that hackers gain access to WordPress sites.
Tip 3: Website Firewall
Third, you should consider using a security plugin like Wordfence to add an extra layer of security to your WordPress site. Security plugins can help block malicious traffic, scan for malware, and more. Wordfence is a popular security plugin that is available for free. Our care plans also include a server-based firewall, which offers even more features to help keep your WordPress site safe.
By following these three tips, you can help keep your WordPress site safe and secure.
If you want even more peace of mind, consider a care plan for your WordPress site. Our care plans include all of the features we discussed above, plus 24/ seven monitoring and support. We will help you keep your WordPress site safe and secure so that you can focus on running your business. Contact us today to learn more about our care plans.
Did you find this blog post helpful? We have lots of other great blog posts about WordPress on our website. Be sure to check them out! And if you need any help keeping your WordPress site secure, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help you out!