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Website/Blog Security : Pro-active Measures To Adopt

Security of any blog/website is now becoming a big issue given the advent of various reports of hacking into many systems both of host providers and into the systems of individual webmasters.

The above calls for enhanced security features to forestall such occurrences. Some advised measures are described in this post

==> Footprints Of A Hacker

while an additional recommended security feature is contained in this external post

==> Change The Default WordPress Admin Username

Note that the first indicated post deals with security measures relating to your computer/system while the second indicated post deals with security as it relates to your actual website/blog. Both are important as they work together. While the former in analogy form, protects your house fence/gate, the latter protects your house door/windows.

Note that hackers do not always have to penetrate first through your computer system to access your blog/website and indeed this is quite rare. It is more common for them to access your blog/website directly through your web host’s server/system. That is why it is important for you to have a good web host with no record or at least very minimal record of hacking. One such web host is the , which i use. Such a web host will have provided the basic cover for your blog/website, which you can then further enhance.

In addition to the above recommended security measures, a regular back-up of your blog/website contents, at least once a week, if your blog/website is averagely active, is recommended. This will serve as a means to restore your content, should all efforts otherwise, become impossible.

Please take the security of your website/blog seriously, as i assure you that should you be successfully hacked, and with no back-up, you will not even know where and how to start again. All your efforts over months and years may have come to waste.

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8 Comments

  1. May 30, 2012    

    @Jessica,

    Thank you Jessica for the advice given to our readers.

    I will however still add that the right web hosting is quite important here as such hosting providers are usually less prone to hacking, which when combined with the pro-active measures you adopt, gives a water-tight preventive measure.

  2. May 30, 2012    

    Hacking is not new. I think the most important thing about web hosting service provider is that they have this 24/7 tech support. Let’s face it, there is no perfect service provider the only thing that they can do is to give you the fastest and reliable solution to your problem. On the other hand, as a site owner, you need to secure all your data for backup if in case your site will be hack. It is not just the service provider who is responsible for securing your site. You too should be responsible for this, and let me tell you this. If in case this will happen to you, be professional, talk to the tech support with light voice. Shouting to the support team doesn’t give any solution to your problem.

  3. April 22, 2012    

    @Johann,

    Good question Johann! The more reason to go for the best web hosting service which has virtually no record of its customers’ accounts being hacked and which provides the best customer/technical support service and is on record as the most competent and efficient web host 🙂

  4. April 19, 2012    

    How does a site owner, have a secure web hosting service if their service provider is now suddenly at risk from hackers?

  5. March 14, 2012    

    @Noah,

    One can indeed discourage hackers from making an attempt at one’s site through various precautionary measures. They get put off by these as they want least work to achieve their objective.

  6. March 14, 2012    

    @Gerald,

    Thanks Gerald! One can not over-emphasize the need for multiple backups.

  7. March 13, 2012    

    One of the most basic ways of being secure is to keep the sensitive information in a place where it’s going to be hard to find. By all means, don’t store it anywhere online. It’s going to be better if you keep it to yourself. Well, not unless someone that you’ve had an agreement with on this files would want to see it, of course. One more thing: remember to have multiple backups of your files, just to be sure.

  8. March 9, 2012    

    Hello Dele,

    Thanks for this post. However, I think that there is no way that a hacker can be prevented from taking over your site. Although all sites are vulnerable to hackers, it is better to have precautionary measures to avoid getting hacked. This tips are perfect for webmasters.

    Regards,
    Noah

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