A proverbial giant within the Content Management System (CMS) industry, WordPress is a platform powering over 30% of all the websites on the internet.
But its fame comes at a cost. Regularly, hackers target WordPress websites and damage websites regardless of their content. You could be writing about technology, personal finance, politics, or selling digital/physical products, and still, your website gets hacked.
It’s disheartening to read that such a powerful platform is so vulnerable. But all is not lost. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Taking precautionary security measures for your website today can reap significant benefits in the long run. To ensure that your digital footprint is free from heinous malware attacks and other security breaches, you need to take action today.
This article is written to help you make your WordPress site secure. Once you’ve done reading through these 15 steps, you will be well on your way to protect yourself from any cyber criminals that come your way.
So, without further ado, let’s begin with the very first.
1. A Good Hosting Company Helps You Go the Distance
The best way you can make your WordPress site secure from malware attacks is to select a hosting provider that offers multi-layered security at the server level.
It’s tempting to go with a cheap hosting provider, especially if you’re just starting. That said, if you’re serious about your business or blog, then you should invest in hosting that doesn’t give you security nightmares (SQL Injections, Ransomware, Malware, URL redirects, SERP blacklisting, etc.) in the long run.
Not only does a good host offer superior quality in security. But it also comes with loads of other benefits like a built-in CDN, automatic backups, free migration, and a complimentary WordPress installation that can help you save time and make your site optimized from the get-go. These types of hosting services are called managed hosting services.
While there is a myriad of hosting services available on the internet, the most popular ones are Pantheon and WPEngine. Their prices are reasonable even with the level of services they provide.
2. The World of Nulled and Pirated Themes and Plugins and Why You Should Avoid
Premium themes and plugins come with functionalities that their regular counterparts
This article was written by Ammar Naeem and originally published on WP Pluginsify.