In this day and age, security is more important than ever. For website owners, that means taking steps to ensure your site is secure—especially if it’s built on the WordPress platform. If you’re looking for ways to protect your WordPress website, then you’ve come to the right place. Understand how 040hosting is keeping your website secure, even before someone visits it.
Choose the Right Hosting Plan
The first step in protecting your WordPress website is choosing the right hosting plan. When selecting a hosting plan, be sure to look at all of the features offered.
A good hosting company will provide security measures such as malware scanning and removal, daily backups, and firewalls. It’s also important to find out what kind of customer support is available in case of a security breach or other issues.
Keep Your Software Updated
It’s important to keep your software up-to-date to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are patched quickly. This includes updating WordPress itself as well as any plugins or themes that you have installed on your site. Be sure to check for updates regularly, as new versions are often released with additional security measures included.
Additionally, make sure that any third-party plugins or themes are from reputable sources before installing them on your site.
Take Advantage of Security Features
Most web hosts offer additional security features that can help protect your site from hackers and other malicious actors. These features may include two-factor authentication or IP blocking, both of which can help prevent unauthorized access to your website. Additionally, many hosts provide SSL certificates for free with their plans which encrypt data sent between the server and browser so it can’t be read by anyone else.
What does 040Hosting offer for WordPress
To ensure your WordPress site is always secure, we provide a variety of services that run in the background. This brief overview details how far we go to protect your account from any potential harm. From taking proactive steps before security threats arise to keeping up-to-date on emerging technologies and strategies for protection, rest assured that our comprehensive solutions will keep you safe!
Firewall services are necessary for blocking any unwanted intrusions that can harm your server. Not only do we stop incoming traffic from entering, but also block all outgoing data that is not expected to leave the network. By doing this, we can anticipate and prevent any potential issues before they cause damage.
Web Application Firewall
To ensure the optimal protection of your website, 040Hosting incorporates a WAF (Web Application Firewall) in addition to the typical port and protocol firewall. This will shield your site from any known vulnerabilities that have not yet been resolved by software developers; for instance, if an issue arises and our provider has identified a solution for blocking such requests, we’ll automatically activate defense mechanisms against them. With this layer of security in place, you can rest assured knowing your website remains safe until its underlying issues are addressed properly.
Brute Force Detection
Our systems are vigilantly monitoring Brute Force and Distributed Brute Force strikes, ensuring that you stay safe by blocking out any potential hacking attempts. Attackers will always be trying to guess the combination of your user id and password in order to gain access to your WordPress website—but they won’t succeed with our steadfast protection.
A Brute Force attack is usually easy to recognize, but with a distributed brute force attack it’s more complicated since each attempt originates from different IP addresses in the botnet. We monitor these attempts and leverage our security provider’s cloud data of WordPress websites around the world which helps us stop such attacks quickly before they become too damaging.
Protecting your passwords
But sometimes a security check can be as easy as checking a user’s password against known or compromised passwords in the wild. We do this by checking passwords used on login attempts against a list of well-known weak passwords. If a login attempt uses one of these passwords, the user is redirected to a page that prompts him to change his password.
above: example of the wordpress password compromised warning screen.
Malware Detection and Cleaning
To ensure superior security, we go the extra mile with our anti-malware service. We scan all files that are received by the server, as well as monitor existing ones for malicious activity. When malware is detected, we take action to clean or remove it and notify users promptly of any threats. Our advanced techniques enable us to detect even stealthy malware quickly and effectively.
Database Injections Detection and Cleaning
If the attacker succeeds in bypassing your security systems with a hidden vulnerability, their next step could be to inject malware into your database. Our malware database is regularly updated to ensure that we can detect, report, and even remove any malicious injections post-attack. To assess the severity of the issue and restore your website as quickly as possible, it’s critical to investigate if anything else has been tampered with or corrupted. To prevent future assaults on your system, we will also cleanse your database from all injection attempts automatically.
General Security Measures
With 040Hosting, you get daily, weekly and monthly backups of your data alongside free SSL certificates to ensure secure encryption between the user and server. As always the best way to secure your site is to keep it up to date and limit access to those who need it in the most secure way possible. Subsequently, it is important to frequently update your website when a new release is made available and of course, make sure that you create regular local backups.
Protecting your WordPress website with 040hosting isn’t difficult—it just requires some planning ahead of time and some ongoing maintenance once your site is live. Start by selecting a hosting plan that offers comprehensive security measures such as malware scanning and removal, daily backups, firewalls, customer support, and more; then stay on top of software updates; finally take advantage of additional security features like two-factor authentication and IP blocking whenever possible! With these steps in place, you can rest assured knowing that your WordPress website is protected against threats both known and unknown!