Have you been hacked before?
I been through that ... and I have no plans to experience that once again.
According to Sucuri, WordPress is the most affected website platform in 2017 (capping at 83%).
That's worrisome especially when WordPress is used by millions of websites today.
In this article, I'm going to share with you five ways to secure your WordPress website.
Web hosting is by far the most important factor for WordPress websites being hacked.
When was the last time you go for really cheap web hosting services that charges $1 per month?
Seriously, you are better off with Blogspot or WordPress.com for that matter.
A good web hosting company goes a long way
Many web hosting companies that you can find today are offering sub-par level of hosting services (sad but true).
In order to maximize earnings, they will cramp as many websites into the server in order to safe cost.
Here are some tips to find a good web hosting company.
Of course, I did not include the affordability factor as we are all looking for affordable web hosting services 🙂
If you are looking for great web hosting that offers excellent security features, here are the top three I would recommend anytime of the day:
Installing nulled WordPress themes and plugins may be easy on your wallet (in the early days) but it will get extremely expensive for you when your site gets hacked!
Using legit WordPress themes and plugins are always the way to go.
For example, here is a list of free WordPress themes that don't cost you a single cent (and yet looking awesome).
For plugins, you can go for Thrive Membership (for example) for unlimited usage, licenses and with one single pricing structure ($19 per month).
Do you know that one of easiest way to secure WordPress websites is by using WordPress security plugins?
Generally, these WordPress plugins are easy to use and doesn't require much server management to secure your site.
While there are many free and paid plugins that you can use, here is a small list of the ones I truly recommend for beginners:
CloudFlare serves not only as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) tool, it is also an excellent website security tool that helps you to strengthen the defense of your website.
Lucky for you, CloudFlare integrates perfectly well with WordPress powered websites and if you want to learn some geeky (and advanced) settings for CloudFlare, here's a great article to read: How To Setup CloudFlare Page Rules?
The number of hacking (especially on WordPress websites) had increased dramatically over the years ...
And you certainly wouldn't want to be the next victim!
I hope you find these securing WordPress website tips useful and leave a comment if you have any thoughts!