WordPress is a popular content management system that empowers more than 17% of websites that are currently available over the internet. Every day some thousands of new website emerging out on internet are power-driven by the WordPress.
With its 100’s of standard features, WordPress is preferred by most of the web developers across the globe, but the only concern with WordPress is its security issues. Few web security researchers have claimed that many websites powered by WordPress have been hacked and compromised by the global ethical hackers.
In 2009, the number of WordPress sites hacked was 81,000 and the number has reached 1, 70, 000 by the end of 2012. Here are few important suggestions that the site owner must follow to maintain a high level security for their website and know whether the website has been hacked or not.
- Get your WordPress updated on regular basis.
- Backup the entire data on the WordPress using your WordPress backup and save it on to Dropbox.
- Get hosting services from the most recognized and reliable web hosting companies.
- Deny access to other users and restrict them from installing plug-ins and other major directories.
- Use passwords of strong length so that hackers find difficult to crack it.
- Set passwords by combining, numbers, alphabets and other special characters that you find on your input device.
Security themes, password security, automatic updates, database security, firewall plugins, network vulnerabilities, web server vulnerabilities and reporting security issues are few common forms of vulnerabilities that you come across with WordPress.