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Few Tips to Secure and Protect your Website in 2020

Website business is growing day by day so is the threat to its security as some people just want to steal your work and hard work by having or stealing your work. But we have picked some ways to keep your website secured, read them below.

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  1. Keep updating your website

This is the first step towards securing your website. Updating your website simply means you have to keep your security and software up to date so that no one can peek into your website security and cause you a great loss of money and your hard work. You should install updates as soon as possible or it can be a problem for you and an advantage for intruders and malwar.

  1. Install security plugins

Installing security plugins will eliminate any malware threat especially if you have built your website content management system ( they have security plugins available that too for free). Security plugins are really essential to protect you from hacking attempts and other threats that can prove fatal for your website. There are different security plugins available for WordPress, Magento, Joomla. By using these plugins, especially if you own an online business that makes transactions online, you have to use only secured payment methods and techniques combined with SSL and different security plugins. A user visited an online casino in NZ, while being on a vacation. He didn’t check about that certain operator before he deposited his funds. There was a cyber attack when he deposited his funds – they didn’t use the right security defenses. The funds never were transferred to the operator, they were stolen mid-air. Always check for SSL and secured payment methods.

  1. Use https

If you are into websites then you must know about HTTPS or HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. It is the most secure way of transferring your content to websites. It simply means that you are adding an exceptional layer for your website. You can easily activate HTTPS by installing an SSL certificate. Switching your website to HTTPS will not only secure your website but it will also improve your search ranking too (as Google has announced it recently that it will be search ranking factor too). Remember your HTTPS certificate needs to be renewed every year.

  1. Go with a strong password

It’s no science that a strong password is the key to secure your stuff this works with your website security too. Intruders are always trying to guess your password to have your website, as a recent report says guessing username password combination has reached an alarming level over the last year. So if you wanna secure your website you have to use a strong password that is random, complicated and aren’t replicated anywhere else. Try a password with 12-16 letters ( use upper and lowercase characters with numbers and signs). Also, keep changing your password go limit dictionary attacks.

  1. Keep a backup.

The worst kind of threat to your website is if your hacker has completely erased all of your files and you are left with nothing because you have not done any backup. Always invest in a good automatic backups that will help you save your hard work. Do your backups on a daily and weekly basis ( make it a habit) to avoid the threat of losing everything. Although it is gonna be hard if you have been attacked by hackers but if you have done a backup, recovering from it will be much easier.

We have listed the best 5 tips to secure your website. Other than these be extra careful while you accept file updates or give extra attention to messages that you receive. With a little bit of attention, you will be able to secure your website from growing malware.

 

About the author

Sachin Bhatt

He is the Founder of Tekz24. A big technology fanatic who is always on the lookout to learn something new in the field of Technology. He is also a big-time Cricket lover who plays the sport in his free time. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter

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