5 Tips for A More Secure Website

5 Tips for A More Secure Website

In 2022, most of us know very well about spam calls, viruses, and phishing and other suspicious activity online. Not too fun right? Online protection is more important than ever, protecting your identity, credit card information, and other personal data.

If you’re a client of ours, you already know that we take great measures to protect your website from these kind of instances, and if you’re not?

Well, here are 5 of our best tips for keeping your website safe:

Tip #1: Stop them at the entry. 

Okay, so you can’t literally hang a sign that says “Do Not Enter,” but you can install a simple login lockdown that will limit the number of login attempts, as well as a login that expires after a period of inactivity. You can also require two-factor authentication before logging in and remove the login link from the theme.

Tip #2: What’s the password? 

Your username should, of course, be something other than the default, and your password should be complex. It’s also wise to change your password on a regular basis for added strength.

Tip #3: Call for backup. 

Never rely on only one method of backup. Be sure to backup your website on a regular basis, download it and store it on a local machine. By backing up your website once a day, you’ll only lose one day’s data if something were to happen. 

Tip #4: Stay up-to-date. 

This one is twofold. First, stay up-to-date on the latest news in website security to know when to take extra precaution. Second, be sure that your software is up-to-date, and when you receive an update, take action immediately.

Tip #5: Be prepared to act.

If you’ve done everything you can, and your website is still hacked, it’s important that you know how to handle the situation. For instance, resist the temptation to delete evidence that might be used to track down the source of the compromise. Secure all computers that are accessing the account, and change passwords.

It’s a lot; we know. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Luckily, that’s why we’re here. For more tips on managing and securing your website, or simply to get your website started, give us a call today.


Okay. We should probably go check on Hayley now to see how that mental breakdown is going…

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