If you don’t think about your website security then in the future maybe you will be a victim of an attacker. Nowadays maximum people having their own website maybe it’s for blogging, selling products, services, or anything else.
But remember that, there is some bad guy who belongs with us but We can’t recognize them. So every time they try to breach your website security to hack your website for their own profit. Now the question is how can I save my WordPress website from being hack? Ans: Don’t worry I will show you how can you save your website from getting hack, Just follow my articles.
Don’t share Your Credentials
For your kind information, I let you know that the maximum website getting hacked by sharing login credentials with his friend or someone else. Maybe today you trust that guy and share your credentials with him/her, but tomorrow for some reason you being an enemy in front of him/her. So he/she wants to damage your property and he/she has your login credentials now he can do anything with your website as her/his wishes without your knowledge.
So, trust in yourself and don’t share your login credentials with anyone.
Don’t use null theme and plugins
I recommended to everyone please avoid nulled theme and plugins, Because in most cases attacker injects the backdoor into the theme or plugins file without your knowledge. So when you install that theme or plugins into your WordPress site, then your website will be hack by this attacker. But I know that most of the blogger has not enough money to purchase the original theme, That’s why they use nulled theme. But I recommend that before installing that null theme and plugins please check the file whether there is any backdoor or not, you can scan that theme or plugin file by using VIRUS TOTAL, This website allows us to scan any file into their website.
If you need any theme and plugins then ask me I will provide that file to you free of cost 🙂
Hide Your Admin Panel
Hide your login panel from other visitors. Maybe they got your login credentials but he needs to login panel to put that username and password to access your website. So, you can hide your admin panel using this plugin WPS Hide Login.
How To Use:
Go to the Plugins Section > Click on add new > Search this Plugins WPS Hide Login > Click On Install > Activate this plugins.
After complete, this above step then goes to the settings you will see one option is there which is WPS Hide Login. And do the same things which you can see in the images.
Use the DOS protection:
DOS (Denial-of-service) attack can create a huge impact on your site if your site is hosted on a normal hosting. By this attack, an attacker generates the fake traffic and sends it to your website so after getting this huge traffic at the end time your site can’t hold any traffic anymore and your website will be crash, for more details about DOS ATTACK you can see (Readmore). So for this attack, we can use Cloudflare Protection on our website. Here is the documentation, Before using the Cloudflare protection please read this.
Sanitize your input field & file upload field
In most of the cases website owner forget to do sanitize the input field which takes input from users like the contact us form page or support form page. In that field, a website owner takes feedback from a user for good purposes but if someone puts malicious code or uploads a backdoor/shell then your site will be hack by him. So, basically, you have to sanitize all the input field which is openly available for the visitors.
Ex. If you have an option where you want
that visitor to upload an only image file, then
you must need to sanitize that file whether
it’s an image file or not. Same things you can
do with the text fields.
Update Your Website
Please update your WordPress version, theme, plugins to the latest version. Because it will increase your website security.
Choose a Good Hosting Company
The simplest way to keep your site secure is to go with a hosting provider who provides multiple layers of security.
It may seem tempting to go with a cheap hosting provider, after all saving money on your website hosting means you can spend it elsewhere within your organization. However, don’t be tempted by this route. It can, and often does cause nightmares down the road. Your data could be completely erased and your url could begin redirecting somewhere else.
Paying a little bit more for a quality hosting company means additional layers of security are automatically attributed to your website. An additional benefit, by using a good WordPress hosting, you can significantly speed up your WordPChange your WP-login URL
By default, to login to WordPress the address is “yoursite.com/wp-admin”. By leaving it as default you may be targeted for a brute force attack to crack your username/password combination. If you accept users to register for subscription accounts you may also get a lot of spam registrations. To prevent this, you can change the admin login URL or add a security question to the registration and login page.
Pro Tip: You can further protect your login page by adding a 2-factor authentication plugin to your WordPress. When you try to login, you will need to provide an additional authentication in order to gain access your site — for example, it can be your password and an email (or text). This is an enhanced security feature to prevent hackers from accessing your site.
Pro Tip 2: You can also check which IPs have the most failed login attempts, then you can block those addresses site.
While there are many hosting companies out there we recommend WPEngine. They provide many security features, including daily malware scans and access to support 24/7, 365 days a year. To put icing on the cake their price is also reasonable.
Install a WordPress Security Plugin
It’s a time-consuming work to regularly check your website security for malware and unless you regularly update your knowledge of coding practices you may not even realize you’re looking at a piece of malware written into the code. Luckily other’s have realized that not everyone is a developer and have put out WordPress security plugins to help. A security plugin takes care your site security, scans for malware and monitors your site 24/7 to regularly check what is happening on your site.
Sucuri.net is a great WordPress security plugin. They offer security activity auditing, file integrity monitoring, remote malware scanning, blacklist monitoring, effective security hardening, post-hack security actions, security notifications, and even website firewall (for a premium)
If you follow all the above steps then your website will not be hackable anymore. But remember, you have to know that security is an illusion so be alert. 🙂