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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.