Four Tips For Protecting Your Website
When it comes to creating a website, whether you are a blogger sharing the things you love or have learned, or you are running a website for your business, small or large, you want to make sure that you have a safe website. You can do that in a few different ways.
Why you want to protect your website can vary, depending on what you’re doing with it. Hackers can get on your site and change things or steal information. Even the smallest blog is at risk, and larger websites put their clients and client information at risk if they don’t practice online safety.
Keep Your Software Up-To-Date
No matter what your hosting site is, always keep your software and your platform up-to-date. If you are using something like Wix.com or WordPress, make sure when there are update notifications for any of your apps you do them. This helps keep your site protected.
It’s fairly easy for hackers to find holes in website security, but if you keep your site updated you run less of a risk of hackers getting to your site and your information.
Install Security Plugins
Take some time to look into your platform’s available security plugins. You may find some that can help ensure the safety of your website. They work somewhat like your internet security works on your computer to protect it from viruses, in this case the viruses are hackers.
Don’t Be Stingy With Passwords
Passwords are often one of the quickest things for hackers, even the novice hacker, to crack. Just like it’s recommended to change email and bank account passwords every few months, if you don’t have a super safe password for your website you may want to change it.
Always use a combination of capital and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation marks, when allowed. The more obscure your password and combination the harder it is to crack.
Be Careful What Information You Share Online
Last, but not least, be aware of what you are sharing in your blog post, just like you should be when posting on social media. Not only do you want to protect your site itself, but you don’t want to post about how your client is having a huge wedding party at this one specific venue where someone might be able to show up or get their personal information.
They may also be able to search names, break into your sites backdoors and find contact info or even credit card numbers. The less you share online the better.
You can keep your website and your information safe from hackers, it’s just a matter of stay ahead of the game, being vigilant and being aware of what you are choosing to share with your site visitors.