WEB SITE SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE IS A MUST, NOT A MAYBE
It’s a constant battle to keep hackers at bay and keep web sites up-to-date with the latest technology. Security breaches on web sites (ALL WEB SITES) are constantly rising and hackers are always active, often by using automated bots that try to hack a site at superhuman speed. If a hacker gains access to your web site, they can go undetected and leave links in your web site that an unsuspecting customer can then click on to download a virus or malware, or they can steal information, or they can make the entire site go down (often requiring many hours to fix). The steps that need to be taken to protect your web site go hand-in-hand with the ever-changing increase in hacker activity and technology upgrades.
WordPress web sites are the crème-de-la-crème of the internet and come with A LOT of bells and whistles. WordPress web sites are built upon a software system that utilizes a database to store information. There are a lot of moving parts that make up a WordPress site including the actual WordPress software itself and numerous plugins all created by different developers. WordPress comes out with near constant updates, often as a result of a security enhancement to keep up with hackers! Most plugins and themes then follow suit with an upgrade of their own. WITH ALL THIS CONSTANT CHANGE, YOUR WEB SITE ALSO NEEDS CONSTANT UPDATES.
There are many things that can be done to help keep hackers out of your web site and to keep your site’s software up-to-date – things that must be continually monitored, updated and improved upon. From usernames, visibility, passwords, plugins and updates to IP blocking, scanning, coding, backups and more, your site needs a maintenance / security plan and it must be updated and monitored on a regular basis. The following plans are provided to that effect.