As we all know WordPress is one of the most popular CMS system on the web and major websites and blogs use the WordPress, so it’s easy to target for hackers.
WordPress Security is a primary concern and its essential part for every WordPress user. Lots of sites are hacked almost every day and faces a malicious attack and it will be harmful to your data, works and followers too. So before you face this issue, it is recommended for you to keep some security and be calm.
In this post I want to share with you the basic and useful tips for your WordPress security and it will decrease the vulnerability and keep your site safe and secure. The below tips are easy to follow if you are a beginner also, so have a look.
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1> Buy A Secure Web Hosting Service
This is initial and important part to buy secure web hosting services because all your website / blog data will be stored on the web server if your server will be damaged by some virus or malicious attack and you lose your data then how you can recover it.
So when you go for buying the web hosting services go for reliable web hosting service provider, don’t go for who provides cheapest hosting services. Because reliable hosting service provider provides you high-quality server and WordPress security, the higher quality server has the strength to survive from any virus or malicious attack and save your all data, which cheapest server providers don’t have a high quality server and WordPress security and your data will be not secure. So it’s better to pay some extra money and be risk-free, your data will be on safe place.
2> Don’t Forget To Update All The Things Related To WordPress
It is more important for WordPress users to update WordPress and WordPress related things like themes and plugins etc. Because newer version improves security and fixes the vulnerabilities. There are lots of people who forget and ignore the update notification and the WordPress will be at risk, because many hackers point out the older versions of WordPress, they collect all the security issues related older versions of WordPress.
To avoid this you have to do only check regularly updates of WordPress, themes and plugins and keep all of them up to date and it will save you from many troubles.
3> Never Use “admin” As A Username
When you install the WordPress it creates by default username “admin” and some people use for easy to remember, but you should never use this username. Because it’s easy to guess for hackers to hack your site.
So stay away from this issue you have to create a new username from your WordPress panel and make sure this new username is not obvious. Then you have to assign all the “admin” username authority to your new username and once it’s done successfully, then delete the “admin” username.
4> Create A Strong And Unique Password
There are many people using simple password like “admin123” or “password” and some people using own name and birth-date like this much simple just for only easy to remember, but it’s not good for your site because it’s easy for hackers to crack your password and hack your site.
If you are creating a password like this then your WordPress is not secure. To be secure from this you should create a strong and unique password with mixture of uppercase – lowercase letters, numbers, symbols etc. and your password contains minimum 8-10 characters and it’s enough, don’t create password too long then it’s difficult to remember and one more thing update your password regularly.
5> Keep A Backup On Regular Basis
It is highly essential to keep a backup on a regular basis, because if any malicious attack on your site or if any hacker has hacked your site then how can you restore your site, so if you have a backup then you can easily restore your site.
I personally recommend you to keep a backup on a regular basis like weekly or daily, because you have no idea when your site will be hacked or any malicious attack, so be safe and risk-free from this.
There are lots of backup plugins available on the WordPress repository, but here is the list of best free WordPress backup plugins.