Security in WordPress is very serious, but as with any other system there may arise if some security.
Basically, security is not about perfectly secure systems. Things like this might be impractical, or impossible to find or maintain. Security is a risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about employing all the appropriate controls available to you, that allow you to improve your overall posture reducing the odds of making yourself a target, subsequently getting hacked. Often you can find website security issues in your hosting environment. There are a number of options available to you. So while hosts offer security to a certain level, you should understand where their responsibility ends and yours begins.
Qualities of a trusted web host should include:
- Readily discusses your security concerns and which security features and processes they offer with their hosting.
- Provides the most recent stable versions of all server software.
- Provides reliable methods for backup and recovery.
You can decide which security you need on your server by determining the software and data that must be secured.
You can easily look at web hosts and pass the responsibility of security to them. Though you should consider that there is a huge amount of security that lies on the website owner as well. Web hosts are often responsible for the infrastructure on which your website sits. Though they are not responsible for the application you choose to install.
To understand where and why this is important you should understand how websites get hacked. It’s most often attributed to the application itself.
You should keep in mind some general ideas considering security for each aspect of your system:
- Make smart choices that reduce possible entry points available to a malicious person.
- Your system must be configured to minimize the amount of damage that can be done in the event that it is compromised.
Preparation and knowledge
- Keep backups and know the state of your WordPress installation at regular intervals. Have a plan to backup and recover your installation in the case of catastrophe. It can help you get back online faster in the case of a problem.
- Don’t get plugins/themes from untrusted sources. Restrict yourself to the WordPress.org repository or well known companies. Try to get plugins/themes from the outside may lead to issues.
You should make sure the computers you use are free of spyware, as well as malware, and virus infections. WordPress security will make the slightest difference if there is a keylogger on your computer.
You must always keep your operating system and the software on it, especially your web browser, up to date to protect you from security vulnerabilities. If you are browsing untrusted sites, you should also use tools like no-script in your browser.
This much guys! WordPress, of course, has more security points that you may consider, so for more details look up in the WordPress Codex.
Hope this article helps you!