The biggest issue facing all websites today is security. It is the number one problem and it is the responsibility website owners to manage their own security. With few exceptions your hosting service provider is not going to manage your website security for you and those that do, charge big-time.
Fortunately there are a few things that anyone can do quickly, easily and for FREE to increase their WordPress website security and here’s six of the best to get you started. All but No 5 can be implemented without any cost except your time.
- One of the first things we do to a website that has subscribed to WP-Guardian is to install iThemes Security plugin. It’s a great way to very quickly tighten up WordPress security in a few minutes and anyone can do it with very little technical knowledge.
- Use Strong Passwords
- Prevent Brute Force Attacks
- Have a Good Backup/Restore Procedure
- Use Two-Factor Authentication
- Keep Everything Updated
For more details on these items read the full article here – How to Protect Your Site Using Proven WordPress Security Solutions
The first item is the key to most of the others (except 6) since it easily enables you to configure and manage these security functions from a single settings panel although it is not strictly necessary and the same benefits can be achieved by other means.
WP-Guardian and WP-Guardian Plus will configure and manage all items (5 is optional) and more in a done-for-you service program. If you just want to reduce your security risk in the fastest and most cost-effective way then this is the way to go.