Wednesday 5 September 2018

Here's how you can easily protect your WordPress website for free without any plugin

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Protecting website from the Online threat is the most vital part while setting up a new website. Now there are website’s that were set up a long time ago but not much security measure were taken into consideration to keep the website protected. You must be browsing the internet to find ways to secure your WordPress website but only to find that they are tons of information available and not sure which one to choose. In this post, you will be learning as to how you can use coding and basic settings to protect your website. 

You will find common suggestion from the internet to install a WordPress security plugin. There are many security plugins out there in the market which might be heavy on your pocket. Do you think that 100 percent a security plugin can protect your website from getting hacked? It was observed that the 22% of the website that was hacked was because of the security issue found in the WordPress plugins. So now you know that you cannot rely 100 percent on WordPress security plugins. 

When you use a plugin it creates a load on your website which will make your website to load at a slower rate. It might be okay for you if your website loads a little slow but with the Internet world, it is not the same scenario. Installing a plugin will slow down the website because of the number of files stored during the process of installation. If you want to keep your website secure and make your website load faster then try to minimize the usage of plugins on your website. 

Here’s how you can protect your website without any plugin:

Keep your website up-to-date:

You should keep your WordPress website up to date that means that you should always update your WordPress website when there is a new release of a feature or a security patch. Most of the people don’t find updating their WordPress website important because they are happy with their website performance. But this is just plain laziness when people do this because upgrading the website will increase the performance and troubleshoot problems arising in the future or at hand.

Hackers try to search vulnerabilities within the website so if you are not updating your website then they will find such loopholes and hack your website. You can enable the automatic update of the website by default in the settings. But there are some developers who are not comfortable to do this because if the new update is not be compatible to the code then it might bring the website down. For this Developers can test the website on the local server before taking it to live before settling with the new update.

Strong Password and Username:

When the website is newly built the username is set to admin by default. The username that is too simple and easy can be easily hacked and millions of passwords can be run by it. There are many website security is breached mostly because of this reason. You have to keep your website username and password strong so that it is difficult for the hackers to get into your website.

Protect Website with Code:

Disallow Editing of files:

Anyone that has an admin access can infiltrate WordPress inbuilt code editor that can bring down your website in just matter of seconds. But you can disable this feature by adding this code to the website in the wp-config.php file. 

<files wp-config.php>
order allow,deny
deny from all

Restrict access to the .htaccess file:

It is very important to protect the .htacess file because it contains one of the most important files. If any hacker gets access to this file then they can easily break the security of the whole website. You can either strengthen or weaken the security of the website with the .htaccess file that is why you have to make sure that there is a very limited access to it. 

<files ~ "^.*\.([Hh][Tt][Aa])">
order allow,deny
deny from all
satisfy all

Restrict access to the error_log file:

You have to make sure that the error logs are not accessible because that can also create a loophole for the hacker to enter and disrupt your website flow.

<files error_log>
order allow,deny
deny from all

Choose the right Web Host:

If you find any free website hosting or cheap hosting and if you opt for their hosting plan then you are compromising the security of your website and visitors. Mainly most of the free web hosting provider will host your website but it will keep your website vulnerable from hackers, virus, malware and etc. 

There are some free web host providers who will provide you with free web hosting and in exchange they will sell your information to the third party vendor. Basically, you are not only compromising the security of the website but also your privacy. But here at HostIndia, we take care of your security with the utmost care with our strong build secure servers. You can opt for an SSL certificate for your website from that will not only protect your website from malware and virus but also protect the interest of your website visitors or users. 

You can check out our website and check out the best hosting plans that will suit your website requirement. Our hosting infrastructure is powered by Cloud Technology with easy to use dashboard, instant scaling, 24/7 Customer/Technical support and Best hosting plans. 

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