WordPress Website Security
An average of 30,000 new websites gets hacked every day. Many of these websites experience prolonged downtimes and huge losses, and some never recover. Website security is essential for a website’s very existence and its overall performance, as it affects Google ranking and traffic. WordPress currently powers over 40% of all websites on the internet. The Content Management System (CMS) regularly releases updates for its websites. These updates and cybersecurity solutions minimize the risk of cyber-attacks. The CMS also recommends other solutions designed to bolster WordPress website security.
Essential Aspects of WordPress Website Security
WordPress website security hinges on several factors, including:
- WordPress Core Updates
WordPress regularly updates its core and other features, such as plugins and themes. These updates have several purposes, including eliminating weaknesses that may attract cyber-attacks. These updates also improve the platform’s overall performance.
- Regular Offsite Backups
Offsite backups differ from local backups in that we store the data on a different server housed in a different location. This ensures greater security if something happens to the primary server or the data center housing it. It is recommendable to make regular offsite backups to avoid costly downtimes in case of ransomware attacks.
- Security Monitoring & Protection
The cybersecurity scene is very dynamic, and recent developments (including new threats and solutions) emerge every other day. It is important to keep up with these developments, which means monitoring your website’s security continuously and implementing required security solutions.
- Performance Monitoring & Improvement
Poor performance on a website is usually linked to underlying shortcomings. Some of these shortcomings also affect other aspects of the website, including its security. It is recommendable to monitor the website regularly and implement all necessary measures to optimize its performance. For example, it is important to repair all broken links to optimize back-linking.
- SEO Improvements
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves many aspects that affect the website’s security. It is also a major determinant for ranking on Google and other search engines. It is important to always keep your website’s SEO optimal.
WordPress website security matters in your website’s overall performance. These are some of the most important aspects of a WordPress website’s security. It’s prudent to invest in secure WordPress hosting. Visit Parsons Hosting, our hosting partner, to learn more about website security and our care plans.