Monday, 21 August 2017

3 tips to secure your existing wordpress website

When was the last time you looked at your website and felt relaxed? I am sure your website must be hack proof or intrusion proof?

Well it it’s not, then there should be no reason to feel relax then because anytime the mystery can strike and fall apart your website.

I am talking about your website security. If your website isn't secure, it can cost you money, clients and most importantly, your reputation.

This post is about wordpress security, implement these 3 tips to secure your wordpress website.

Regular updates: You may forget but hackers won’t. The basic reason behind any update is that either the update will have a bug fix or a performance update.
Hackers constantly seek opportunity to exploit version of plugins, themes and wordpress core. Once they get the key, they target that version of wordpress installation.

Webmaster  who regularly visit their dashboard are aware of latest updates, and eventually update it too. But for webmasters who do not visit often are unaware of updates.
To maintain the security,  reputation and performance of the website, updating website is necessary. To do so, you can enable automatic update by adding this code in wp-config.php file.

define(‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, true);

Adding SSL Certificate: SSL certificate helps in encrypting data transferred from user to the server. The data is encrypted so that no one can access it directly. The data can include transaction id’s, user name, password, secret message etc.
Install a free ssl certificate on wordpress site to save yourself from eavesdropping on your site. Free ssl certificates are fully functional and effective.

Premium hosting: wordpress can be hosted on any type of server but it is always recommended to use a wordpress dedicated hosting, such hosting are configured for wordpress websites for optimum performance and security.
Such hosting have dedicated hardware and software to keep security intact without improvising with speed and functionalities

These are the three tips to secure your existing wordpress website.

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