Protect a Self Hosted WordPress Site from Hackers
Edited by Ronniel Javier, Lynn, Charmed, Alma and 1 other
WordPress is one of the best CMS blogging platforms with many of the largest websites and blogs out there being powered by WordPress. As a result of this, WordPress has become the target of many hackers and over time, many people have complained about their sites getting hacked. I was once a victim of website hacking a few years ago but have since learned how to protect my website from any intrusions. In this article, I will teach you how to protect your vulnerable websites from any unauthorized penetration.
- 1Download Domain Security Pro.http://www.domainsecuritypro.com/2Choose the best webhosting service provider.Be wary of using cheap or free webhosting service providers as they do not have the folders CHMODed properly. Instead, host your WordPress websites in a provider with a great reputation, like GoDaddy, HostGator or iPage.3Download the WordFence plug-in.http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/4Do Not upload themes and plug-ins that are not verified.http://www.virustotal.com5Delete themes And plug-ins that you do not use.Delete all unused themes and plugins. Every theme and plugin has vulnerability issues which an attacker can use, so if you do not use it, it is not worth keeping. This will protect you from SQL injection vulnerability.6Choose a better password and username.7Install Login Lockdown.http://wordpress.org/plugins/login-lockdown/8Backup and scan your website/blog.This is the most important thing. Doing a regular backup and scan will allow you to make a restore point of your blog, and if anything happens, you can easily revert to your blog without having any problems.
EditQuestions and Answers
How to protect my wordpress blog from hackers?
What plugins do you suggest for me to use to protect my site. My site keeps going blank then it comes back a few mins later. When I check Whatsapp plugin, it tells me I have been hacked. how do I resolve this? Many thanks!
The first, and most important step to take when trying to recover from a hacked blog, is to locate the time you were hacked, so that you can wipe the site, and reinstall from a secure and untainted back up. Once installed, you will need to make sure all passwords are changed and updated, and that any associated email accounts are also not compromised.
In terms of plugins, there are a number listed in this guide that can help you, but you should also focus on overall site security. Especially the security of your WordPress host. If you are using a company like Host Gator, or Blue Host, you will want to be especially cautious, as they are more often targeted than higher tier host providers like Liquid Web and Storm on Demand.
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