Develop Website using WordPress
Here’s the truth, 34% of all the websites is developed in WordPress, taking both CMS or a non-CMS websites. Be it in Drupal, Joomla, Weebly, Wix or any other technology.
Meaning WordPress powers over one-third of the web! And if you limit the data set to only websites with a known CMS then WordPress’ share increases by another significant percentage. (source)
But the question that comes very often to a freelancer who approaches any client is
is WordPress secure?
How to secure a WordPress website?
Did you know that most of the measure that make your website secure isn’t dependent on what CMS you use, its how efficiently you use them. Here’s a few honorable mentions:
- Updates : Keep your WordPress site updated, plugins, themes and the WordPress version. This will help you avoid malware and prevent hack attempts on your site.
- Strong Passwords and Appropriate Permissions: Don’t just distribute admin access like its nothing. Keep your passwords strong and not something that can be easily guessed like Qwerty123$ or Welcome123$ etc..
- Web Hosting: Here is how a good web hosting company works in the background to protect your websites and data.
- They continuously monitor their network for suspicious activity.
- All good hosting companies have tools in place to prevent large scale DDOS attacks
- They keep their server software and hardware up to date to prevent hackers from exploiting a known security vulnerability in an old version.
- They have ready to deploy disaster recovery and accidents plans which allows them to protect your data in case of major accident.
- Use of SSL : SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol which encrypts data transfer between your website and users browser. This encryption makes it harder for someone to sniff around and steal information.
- Install a firewall : There are multiple plugins available with both Free and Premium options.