As a WordPress development company from India, whenever we have a proposal for our clients with a recommendation of using WordPress as a CMS platform, we have a question that is being asked by our clients, is WordPress secure?
To figure out what is the best way to answer the question and to explain why WordPress is recommended, how powerful and user-friendly CMS platform it is, and how it can be secured by installing right plugins and following basic provisions we decided to write a Blog.
We thought writing a blog would be a good idea on this topic. So, whenever we have the question being asked, we can simply share this blog post with our clients to guide them and to educate them on how their WordPress website can be secured.
Here are some tips from our WordPress Experts on how to keep your WordPress website secure and away from the bad boys.
Never set admin as username:
first and foremost, never use admin or your company name as a username. Using common usernames can put you at risk. Be creative, try different usernames that aren’t easy to guess. Set uncommon usernames. To find out how to delete the default admin user account please go to our blog post at How To Delete “Admin” WordPress’s Default User Account?
Change the Database prefix:
WordPress uses wp_ prefix for its database table names by default. Using default database prefix can let the hackers easily guess the full name of any database table. You can change the database prefix to something else while installing the WordPress.
Be protected, Install a Firewall:
This is the best and easiest way to prevent your WordPress website from hacking attacks. As of today, Sucuri is one of the best Firewall paid plugin available for WordPress CMS out there. If you aren’t willing to spend and still want your website to be protected then we recommend using Wordfence’s free plugin available at WordPress repository. This plugin is powerful enough to protect your website from almost all sorts of hacking attacks. Configuring Wordfence is very easy and straightforward.
Keep your website backed up:
Even though we have taken all the necessary measures to keep the WordPress website secured, we can never be 100% sure that nothing bad will happen. Hackers are smart and one step forward in planning. Having a regular backup of your website can help you restore it quickly if there has been an irreversible damage done by the hackers.