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You are happy with your WordPress website. The website looks amazing, it’s running fast and everyone tells you how they like using your site.
BUT What about the security of your website?
There are a lot of things that can be done to secure your website to protect it with some simple measures.
Encryption with SSL certificates
Using SSL certificates will encrypt your data. This means that only the viewer can access the information and he only can see the data that is provided between him and your webserver.
By using SSL certificates you assure visitors of your website that even if their data is captured it cannot be accessed.
Stay up to date with updates
It’s extremely important that WordPress, plugins and your theme are up to date. Every day there new vulnerabilities found and hackers will know those also and will try to take advantage of them.
If you are on our managed WordPress hosting there is no need for you to worry as we will make sure your site is up to date as soon as a new versions is available.
Use complex passwords
This may seem a normal thing but there still many users that are using passwords that are not acceptable and hacked within hours even. Choose a password that is not easy to guess and not related
to your name, family name, birthdays etc. Always make sure you use at least 8 characters, some capital letters, numbers and a special characters. All our webhosting’s and WordPress sites have
a strong password recommendation.
Use the sFTP protocol when sending files
Whenever you do need to upload files it’s best to use the file manager supplied in your webhosting control panel (cPanel) or use the sFTP protocol when you are using ftp.
The S before FTP simple means secure. sFTP connections are connecting on a secure port and all data between you and the webserver will be encrypted.
Secure your WordPress
Once of the best plugins for WordPress is WordFence. WordFence will scan your WordPress on regular intervals and also has a firewall function that will stop any malicious attempts to access your website.
Our network is supplied with DDoS protection to help mitigate unwanted traffic spikes and to protect your webiste.
If you need help securing your website please contact us today.
For the past year Google Chrome has starting to recognize sites more and more that are secure, meaning they use the https in front of the domain name instead of the normal http.
Https websites are using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate that is installed on their webserver. These certificates are validated by companies like Trust or Comodo and ensures encryption.
From July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter.
Chrome currently displays a neutral information icon, but starting with version 68, the Chrome browser will warn users with an extra notification in the address bar. Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign.
What does that mean for my website?
This could mean your website will start seeing lesser visitors as your visitors might not trust your website.
The following examples show the difference.
Secure with https
Not secure with http
From July this will change into the following
As you can see from the above this will not only look unprofessional, but it also could lose you customers. Beside being secure, https also has a little influence on your SEO rankings, although not confirmed 100% this may affect your search engine ranking.
What can i do to make sure my website is secure?
No matter if your site is hosted with us or with another provider we can help you. We supply basic SSL certificates for £19.95 a year and they come with free installation.
Order your SSL today or simple leave us a message for more information.
Keep your business safe and secure!