WordPress Security – Why it matters? – How can I protect myself?

WordPress security is a subject of great importance for any site owner. Cybernetic attacks are a great threat in every day.

There are more than 1.86 billion websites on the internet. Around 1% of these — something like 18,500,000 — are infected with malware at a given time each week; while the average website is attacked 44 times every day(source).

WordPress security – Why it matters ?

What it means that a site is attacked or hacked for me as a business owner? Well the bad news is that most of the time this means loss of money, time and stress.

Firstly when your WordPress site gets hacked or virus-ed it will load slowly, it can be redirected to other locations, you can loose your data, you can be subject to data theft or it will simply not load.
Secondly browsers will block your compromised WordPress site and your site gets penalized in search results.

So this is why it matters so much to think about WordPress Security and to protect yourself as much as you can. By the way, here at WPFitness our experts can help you in this situations(hacked or compromised WordPress site) so don’t worry we got your back.

How can I protect my WordPress site against hackers or viruses?

First step make sure you have good backups! This is the most important and easy step to achieve. I can’t stress this enough! backups, backups, backups.
Second step choose a good hosting provider. If the hosting provider is specialized in WordPress hosting usually is better. There are a lot of things that hosting providers can do to protect your site.
The third step is a good WordPress security plugin(iThemes Security, Wordfence, Sucuri). There are a lot of good security plugins, just choose one and let it do it’s job.

In short this are the minimum steps to protect your WordPress site against hackers or viruses.

In conclusion, with the pandemic (Covid-19) situation currently going on, and the use of internet and websites being more important than ever, site security it’s of extreme importance and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here at WPFitness we make sure that your website is protected against viruses, hackers and all sorts of problems. Just contact us and let us worry with the technical part, so you can work on your business.