Is my website protected from hackers
I understand that you don’t want to hear this, but No, your website is not entirely secure if you have recently published a website and have not installed or added any security software or plugins.
Why is a website not secure?
Nowadays, hackers have learned so many new techniques that they can quickly get into your website if you have not added any security layer to it. It has become mandatory to install or download software or plugin that will protect your website from invaders.
Always keep an eye on fishing or malware attacks that people do to destroy a website’s identity. If there is no security, you might lose all the work you have done after long and hard efforts. If you use WordPress, then your website is a bit more secure than the others.
How to protect a website
Here are a few quick steps that you can take to make your website more secure.
1. Install SSL Certificate
It is one of the essential steps while publishing a website. Here are a few hosting companies like us that provide FREE SSL certificated to our customers, but many don’t. If you have a free SSL, then simply go to your Cpanel and install your SSL certificate.
If you don’t have one and are using WordPress, you can download the plugin “Really Simple SSL,” and your website will be way more secure than before. You can read more about SSL Certificate Here.
2. Install Security Plugins
There are a few security plugins that you can download to make your website more secure and far from any online attacks.
If you are using WordPress, then download the following plugins for enhanced security.
- Bulletproof Security
3. Latest and Updated Softwares
To keep your website’s security maximum, then keep it up to date. Update the plugins and themes etc., regularly as they keep on enhancing the security features with time.
4. Strong and Secure Passwords
Ensure that the username and password you are typing are secure and challenging for any other person to track down. Websites with simple passwords can easily be broken in.
It takes a hacker more than five years to decrypt a password with a length of more than eight characters but can easily hack a password of 6 characters in a few minutes. So always keep your password long and difficult for others but easy for yourself.
5. Automatic backups
It would be best to prefer the hosting providers that provide daily automatic backups for your website. Hence, if anything happens to the website, you can quickly restore all the data from the previous day, and you are good to go again.
You can restrict a specific type of file to be uploaded on the website as it can contain any virus or any other malware that can harm your website.
7. 2 Step Verification
You should set up a 2 step verification process to ensure the security of your website. If anyone tries to enter your website and become successful in entering from one way, the other can quickly stop them from entering.
8. Setup Google Search Console
You should set up the google search console to detect security issues and breach in your website. It will also advise you how you can efficiently resolve it.