WordPress sites are highly vulnerable to attacks and hackers. To ensure you’re one step ahead and your site is always protected, it’s critical to keep up with maintaining your security. Below are some of the steps that you can carry out on a regular basis to ensure your WordPress site is secure from hackers.
Hackers will find different ways to obtain your password. It’s highly important to create a strong password to prevent hackers from accessing your website. Make sure to add random characters, numbers and letter cases on your password as this will make it challenging for hackers to guess your password using brute force.
Create an extra admin user
In case you get hacked, it’s useful to have another admin user account where you can log in with a different username and password to access your existing site.
Rename your databases
Your database tables are highly vulnerable to hackers as they like to target these areas. Make sure to always update and rename your databases on a regular basis.
Back up your website
It’s important to back up your website more often as you can restore your website if you ever get hacked Backups can be carried out using a suitable WordPress plugin or obtaining them from your hosting provider.
The default username on WordPress is under admin, and by changing the username, this will make it harder for hackers to access your account. They usually carry out a procedure called brute force where they can automatically test millions of passwords within minutes. Changing your username adds an extra layer of security for your account.
Limit login attempts
Did you know that you can install a plug-in called ‘Limit Login Attempts’ where it will allow you to control and limit the number of failed login attempts on your account? It’s a fully customisable plug-in where you can also ban IP addresses and enable lockouts for failed login attempts.