I don't know about you, but when I was securing my WordPress site, and I was researching to see what others were doing to keep their blog secure, I found so much information I was confused. And some of the information was in fact over the top or superstitious. People told me rename this folder to rename this file and set up these ten plugins. It appeared to be a bit of work and effort.
Security plugins can be purchased by you to your WordPress blog. There are lots of security plugins out there that promises security for your blog. One is known as secure your wordpress site Scan. This plugin scans the system for enhancing the security. Additionally, it updates the security that the system can not be penetrated by new hackers.
Safeguard your login click now credentials - Do not keep your login credentials where a hacker could locate them. Store them offsite, and even offline. Roboform is for protecting them good . Food for thought!
Yes, you want to do regular backups of your site. I recommend at least a weekly database backup and a monthly "full" backup. More. Definitely more, if you make additions and changes to your site. If you have a community of people which are in there all the time, or make changes multiple times every day, a daily backup should be a news minimum.
You can also make a firewall that blocks hackers. From coming into your own files, the hacker is prevented by the firewall. You also have to have version of Apache. Upgrade your PHP. It is important that your system is full of upgrades.
I prefer to use a WordPress plugin to get the job done. Just make sure the plugin you choose is able to do backups that are select, has restore and can clone. Be sure that it is frequently updated to keep pace. There is not any use in not functioning, and backing up your data to a plugin that is out of date.