5 Steps to Website Security You Can Trust

5 Steps to Website Security You Can Trust

Reader Comments (4)

  1. I think it’s fair to say that we all think about website security to “some” extent and the reality is that it’s getting more and more cumbersome for all of us with blogs and businesses that we’re trying to operate online.

    We must provide our visitors with a pleasant experience and not one whereby they are being bombarded with things that aren’t related to your blog.

    As you mentioned in your post, I completely agree. Don’t make the visitor think twice about your website because of what’s transpiring while they are there on the page they’ve navigated to. When you instill a sense of fear in the visitor about something unusual going on, trust me.. they aren’t coming back.

    Additionally, being mindful about your hosting provider is a great piece of advice and connecting that to a mindset of the strength of website security is extremely important and not something to dismiss. It can be the difference between protecting all of your hardwork or losing it all due to poor security or attention to it in the first place.

    With that said, to basically piggyback off of what you’ve mentioned regarding protecting your website against DDoS attacks and your mentions regarding plugins and themes, looking at WordPress plugins that focus on beefing up your basic WordPress security like adding a firewall and bruteforce protection will be extremely valuable assets to your overall blog security.

  2. Thank you for this article. One area I would mention is to update to a different theme if the one being used has not been updated in a while. WordPress sites, while an extremely great CMS, are a playground for malicious activity. People will find holes.

    Having experienced a hack myself, I think that these recommendations can not be stressed enough. Every site owner, WordPress or not, needs to take advantage of security tools that are available either through the hosting provider or plugins. You don’t want to find yourself blacklisted from Gmail because someone hacked a vulnerable theme to spam email through your account.

  3. Hi,
    I think the advice given in #3 is really good advice. A lot of WordPress website owners out there are totally unaware of the risk posed by using different plugins that have been knocked together without considering security issues. Not only are they unaware of the risk but they are totally unaware that they need to be keep these plugins updated regularly.

    In relation to #1, something else to add here is to find a hosting company that can provide seamless backups and restores. When all else fails and your site has been hacked then you need an easy way to get the latest clean version back up there.

  4. Thanks for these website security tips. Many security problems are often due to a lack of attentiveness. If you don’t take your security seriously, you are vulnerable to an attack, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a large ecommerce store with thousands of customers, or if you’re a small-time blog with only a few hundred readers.

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