Most people do not know much about how to make a website more secure but they do know more than basics about how their home is secured. What many do not realize is the two are highly similar. The way in which you are securing your WordPress installation is really similar to what you do in order to feel safe at home. Let’s take a look at these similarities and tell you some things about what you can do to improve the security of your WordPress site right now.
Your home has different access points that burglars want to use in order to get in through your doors and windows. Similarly, a WordPress site has some access points that are often targeted. Most of the hack attempts start by hackers looking at parts of the website like the login address or vulnerable areas like the footer.
A very good way to increase website security is to change the WordPress login URL. This stops the automated systems from identifying the “door” of your site. Automatic site attacks and login breakers are stopped from even attempting to hack the site since they do not know where to start.
Checking For Potential Intruders
A great way to protect your home is to install a really good monitoring system featuring high-quality wireless security cameras. When a security system is installed the burglars do not even think about entering the home. For the WordPress website checking for the potential intruders means having plugins installed that would monitor weird activity. There are numerous options that allow you to automatically stop repetitive hacking attempts by identifying the shady activity, just as a motion sensor at home would automatically trigger the alarm.
Speaking of monitoring the site and home, another similarity comes in the fact you want to be able to see what happened. With your home, you can use the cameras to see what actually happened if a burglar entered the property. With WordPress sites, you have the possibility of installing plugins that check access logs and identify if someone got in.
Securing Access Points
You always want to have really good locks on your doors and windows. The technology available is quite impressive for this. With your website, you have a similar security approach. For starters, you make sure that your “keys” are as hard to copy as possible. This means you want to always have really complex passwords that are really hard to hack. Then, you take it one step further and you add a good firewall that is capable of identifying when people try to pick your “locks” to get in.
Since you always want to properly secure your home you need to seriously think about everything you can do in order to make your site more secure. At the end of the day, it is your piece of real estate on the internet. Make sure that you are just as serious as with your home whenever securing a WordPress installation.