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Title: 6 Ways to Lock-Down Your WordPress Website from Security Threats


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When we talk about WordPress security, no matter
how much hard you put in, security
vulnerabilities will always find its way. There
are a lot of things you can do to guard your
website with the help of WordPress Development
Company and prevent hackers to jump into your
website. In such a case, the first question that
might hit your mind is Is WordPress really
secure? Of course, most of the times WordPress
has faced criticism when it comes to security,
but it is because of poor system administration,
lack of required security measures, and improper
WordPress support. Most of the users take help
from the professional WordPress development
services, but often ignore the fundamental best
practices to lock-down your website. This has
resulted in various type of security
vulnerabilities in the past few years, including
backdoor attacks, brute-force login attempts,
denial of services, and so on. So, how to prevent
such security vulnerabilities and make the
WordPress website intact from the hackers? Heres
what you can do Always use the latest version of
PHP If you are in WordPress support, you must be
aware that PHP is the backbone of WordPress. It
is important to use the latest version of PHP as
it brings a lot of bug fixes and security
enhancements during the support period. If you
are having PHP version 7.0 or below, then you are
least to get support in terms of security and are
open to security vulnerabilities. If you are not
aware of how to do so, you can get help from
the WordPress development services to get it done
for you.
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Just be tricky with usernames and passwords One
of the best DIY ways to safeguard your WordPress
website is to simply use usernames and passwords
cleverly. It seems very simple, right? But if you
check the stats, you will find that most of the
site owners often use pretty simple passwords. As
a part of your WordPress maintenance services,
ensure you use appropriate password generator
tools. Also, you can store the passwords locally
in an encrypted database in order to avoid misuse
of it. When it comes to the usernames, never try
to use default admin username. Instead, it is
advisable to use unique and hard to predict
usernames. Moreover, it is important that you
delete the admin user if exist. Restrict login
attempts! By default, WordPress allows you to
login as much time as you want. If you dont
limit it, chances are higher that you might be a
victim of brute force attacks as hackers might be
using different combinations to login into your
site. If you have hired professional WordPress
development services, then they might have
suggested installing the firewall to take care of
this automatically. However, if you dont have
firewall setup available, then you can take help
from the plugins. Turn off XML-RPC In recent
years, XML-RPC has witnessed a huge number of
brute force attacks. There is no denying that
XML-RPC allows you to pass multiple commands
using a single HTTP request, but it is exploited
to the hackers. You can either use plugins
available in WordPress or can leverage from the
XML-RPC validator tool in order to check if it is
enabled in your website or not. However, if you
wish to disable it permanently, you can use
disable XML-RPC plugin.
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Re-check File Server Permissions File and
server permissions for your website is one of the
crucial leak points that can break the WordPress
security. During WordPress support, if you didnt
pay enough attention to the permissions, someone
can easily access your site and create havoc.
However, it is important that you dont make the
permissions too strict as it might break the
functionality of the website. Hence, ensure you
provide proper read/write permissions for the
files, directories, and servers to avoid security
vulnerabilities. Safeguard Database The database
is the heart of your website where all the
critical information and data relies on. The
first thing you can do to make the database
security is to choose the unique and
hard-to-predict name of the schema. Dont keep
the database name similar to the name of the
website. The next step is to use different prefix
names for the tables. Instead of using default
prefix wp for the database tables, make sure
you use something that is not common. Wrapping
Up Following these 6 simple steps can greatly
reduce the risk of security vulnerability for
your WordPress website. Aside to these tips, you
should also focus on choosing right kind of
hosting partner, latest version of the WordPress,
professional WordPress maintenance service
provider to take care technical glitches,
two-factor authentication, database security, and
more. Ensure that you take necessary measures to
restrict hackers accessing your website and
create havoc! Looking for a WordPress development
company to help you make your website intact? Get
in touch with us now!
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