7 Tips to Avoid Security Breach in WordPress Hosting

People started to do business online by creating websites and blogs but they don’t have that much knowledge in securing their websites from hackers. This is suitable for some popular brands too; recently Yahoo and LinkedIn confronted a security breach of thousands of account password and username are leaked on web.

Even the big brands also can’t escape from hacker’s attacks so securing a website is more important at present.

Use Strong Password

Use strong password which is very difficult to guess instead of using a crappy one. If you don’t know to create a strong password then follow this simple rule in next time,

Use combination of Capital letters & small letters + any Numbers + Special Characters & symbols.

Eg: JaMes@87!

SSL Certification

Having secured SSL layer for your admin panel will make tough for hackers to decrypt your passwords, so be sure that you hosting providers have SSL certification. For example, Hostgator provides SSL certification for all plans you choose but other hosting provider may charge you.

Update Software

Upgrading is always the best practice to prevent hacking because usually new version of CMS has some immunity for previous hacking techniques so upgrading to the newer version will safeguard website from attacks.

If you are a wordpress users, be sure that you have a website backup before upgrading to newer version because some themes and plugin may not be compatible with newer versions.

FTP Client

If you are using any WordPress or Joomla then you will be served with a separate uploader by default inside the admin panel. But if you are using any other platform for your website you surely need an FTP account to upload all of your media and .html files to the server.

Having a good and secured FTP client is very essential, my choice is Filezilla for desktop and Fireftp (browser based), and both are very secured and widely used by many bloggers.

Limiting Access

Don’t give your admin access to unknown person; in multi author wordpress blogs you will have an option to allow users to be your subscribers, editors and admin in order to allow them to publish blog post.

Likewise in hosting side make your file permission as 755 so no one can edit or modify your files.

Installing scripts

Before installing be sure that there are no vulnerabilities in your plugin and themes. This type of malware attacks is very common now a day, you will be very careful in all things but being lethargy in small things like this will lead to server attacks by injecting malwares codes through the scripts you install in your blog.

Install Sucuri plugin in your blog this will scan all your wordpress files, wordpress comments and theme files for malware threats and other security issues.

Backups frequently

Anything can happen tomorrow, following all security rules will acts as protective shields but hackers are smart enough to break those shields. So, backup your blog frequently at least twice a week to prevent data loss.

There are many automated tools available on web to do this job for you. Vaultpress and WP-database manager are popular among them.


Author Bio: Roy Stephen is a writer, blogger and social media enthusiasts who had worked previously for various firms to leverage their rankings. He currently writes for the site Hostgator coupon code, a site where you can get coupon code and also Hostgator tutorials to guide you in hosting.

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  1. Rashmi Kant

    Strong password is the best solution of any securities issue.I am using hostgator services that is working good and to protect this i use strong password as i am saying.I give the update regularly to protect it.
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  2. Aditya says:

    SSL certificate should be there if one has to be secure because hackers will not spare anyone who is going to be lenient in security.And giving your users all the authority should be taken care of they can steal the data from your site.
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  3. Christopher from Technology Bloggers says:

    WordPress is the lifeblood of many sites today Roy, so I am sure your tips are really appreciated. They are by me, as I run a community technology blog, and a WordPress hack could destroy the community!

    It is scary to think what could happen, the trouble is, some of the steps you suggest (which are necessary) like taking frequent backups and checking for security conflicts (esp. with plugins) can take a long time. Correcting the issue could also be a lengthy job, so I guess it is worth making sure things are secure…

    Thanks for a useful article 🙂
    Christopher – Technology Bloggers Admin Team
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  4. Ormand Manco says:

    Great post here! It really gives out the idea and information that needed to be done! thanks!
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