How to Make Your WordPress Blog Concrete against Hack Attacks
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WordPress is the famous blog software that is totally Free.
Hence this makes it the one famous and popular blogging software that people love to install.
If you do not know this concrete fact, WordPress enabled-websites represents around 30 percent of the overall found websites in the world.
While this is the real fact, it then makes WordPress so vulnerable to get attacked by the hackers.
But that does not mean we cannot make our WordPress blogs secured.
We surely can and I will tell you all of the tips as to how we can.
The kind of hack attacks
- The kind of hack attacks
- So, how come you can make your WordPress blog concrete against the hack attacks
There are some kind of the hack attacks that are commonly hit by the WordPress blogs.
Since the certain hack attacks are so severe and are hardly avoided to happen, the very-common hack attempts we can definitely and surely avoid.
Well… The certain severe hack attacks are happened through…
- Vulnerability at the data-centers’ level.
- DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack.
Such sever hack attacks, as I said, are hard to avoid and can be occurred.
So, how come you can make your WordPress blog concrete against the hack attacks
Here we are talking about the commonly-occurred hack attacks that can happen anytime.
And are easily avoidable by practicing the certain security attempts to really make your WordPress blog some sort of hack-free.
We need to actually find the common items that can initiate the common hack attempts.
Let me then get it for you!
- Not updated WordPress blog
- Generic administrative usernames
- Guessable passwords
- Web hosting company(ies)
The listed ones are some of the very common sources that can initiate the common hack attempts to occur.
Let’s go in deep as to how these sources can do real bad for you…
Not updated WordPress blog
This quite happens when one is totally away from the internet OR do not take interest in coming back to the blog.
In an easy words, we will call this “abandoning the blog”.
Thus this may not pose the serious security risk because WordPress is, itself, secured and the versions’ change but let’s guess this situation…
The abandoned blog means no update of so many things.
Yeah! And then it is severe, nope?
Plugins make our WordPress blogs fancier…
Then this lets us get closer to the bad side of having the plugins.
We can imagine three situations down here…
- The unwanted and so many plugins
- Not updated plugins.
- Plugins that are not compatible.
The unwanted and so many plugins
Install. Install. And, install…
Installing the plugins without the second thought if you need them or not.
And in case if you do not need them, you are just piling up the plugins over plugins and not disabling/deleting them.
That makes the one core source of heavying the blog and make it too vulnerable to get affected with the hack attempts.
Not updated plugins
Just like installing the plugins that you do not need. Then the second problem most WordPress bloggers commit, they do not update the plugins and in time.
That is the crucial part to update the plugins to avoid the possible hack attacks.
Because the developers keep working and finding the bugs and do release the security patches with the new update. And that is indeed the crucial step to update them as soon as possible.
Plugins that are not compatible
Okay… You installed the plugin that was compatible with your WordPress version at that time.
But did you check it recently? Is it compatible now?
Finger crossed, it may not be compatible for now.
Then the other and second situation arises…
Some WordPress bloggers do not entirely worry about the compatibility and incompatibility of the plugins they are installing.
They just keep hitting the install whether their chosen plugins are compatible or not.
One big problem it is….
Always check the compatibility of the WordPress plugins before installing.
We need the themes to put up on our WordPress blog to make it look good and graphy!
Then this…. The no-updated, lousy coding, and free themes may lead you so close to getting hacked (GOD forbid.)
Then try out the premium themes from the reputable themes’ providers.
That is your only chance to be secured against the hack attacks may possibly happen due to weak themes.
Generic administrative usernames
What I meant?
Yeah, “admin”, or “administrator”; they are of course, very and so very generic usernames that do NOT look good as well as are easy-to-guess by the hackers.
Try out something else other than the generic usernames, please.
Just like the generic usernames, the easy and common passwords combination can easily lead you towards the hack attacks to be successful.
Hackers use different methods and the easy and guessable passwords are simple to get.
Please… Try out something complex, something unique for your passwords.
And that makes for everything; usernames, FTP, database, and everything else.
Web hosting company(ies)
Using any other web hosting company to host your WordPress blog, and without inquiring about the security protocols they might be using; you stepped on the very wrong path from the very start.
Be informed of how they handle the security to guess how good your experience would be in the long run.
The good web hosting company(ies) should be responsible of;
- Updating every single thing off the servers (MySQL, PHP, other software, etc.)
- Keep best of the hardware employed.
Yeah, your web hosting company should keep everything good and updated!
It is definitely NOT an easy task to keep your WordPress blog concrete against hack attacks but if you love your blog, you should be doing every single thing that I told with your own self. 🙂
Now that I want to know everything from you. Everything that you thought and have about this blog post.
And how you keep your own WordPress blog secured?
Let’s get all said! 🙂