The importance of website security

Website’s Security is an ongoing issue and it’s growing as time passes, platforms are becoming more secure but many unexperienced webmasters are also showing up with the Internet’s popularity on the rise and don’t know many of the basic security precautions they should take when developing their website on a web hosting.

The most basic precaution and that has always been suggested is to make regular backups of your site. It’s not uncommon for sites to get hacked into and “defaced” if such a thing happens and you don’t have a backup you may as well say goodbye to your whole website. Make sure to always keep a backup on your computer and not only on your web hosting because your web host may get hacked as well and files can get deleted backups included, if you keep a backup in your personal computer such things are close to impossible unless you get your computer hacked into.

If you’re using WordPress CMS then there’s also 2 basic precautions you should take to ensure 100% safety.

By default wordpress has the admin login page at /wp-admin/ you should change this either manually on your webhosting or get a plugin called “Protect your Admin”. This way no one will know what’s the URL for the admin to login, thus preventing possible brute forcing attacks.

Another important thing is change your Admin username, by default your admin account username is “Admin” you should definitely change this to something else more personal so hackers don’t know which username to brute force into, you may also download the plugin “WordFence” which will tell you if someone tried to bruteforce into your admin account.

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