10 Steps for WordPress Security

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I recently ran across this post that details some good steps relating to keeping your WordPress website secure. I wanted to share how hosting your site with KMDE covers "all of the above."

I recently ran across this post that details some good steps relating to keeping your WordPress website secure. I wanted to share how hosting your site with KMDE covers “all of the above.”

  1. Change your WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS – at KMDE, this is the default; no extra charges.
  2. Customize your login page URL – this is also something we do by default.
  3. [Don’t] go for a typical username – your username with a KMDE WordPress website is never generic; it’s specific to you.
  4. Get updated on WordPress installs – we take care of this for you, as part of our service. We keep both WordPress core and all of your plugins up to date.
  5. Shield your WordPress version number – this is actually not very important unless your version of WordPress is out of date. And since we keep your site updated, it’s never an issue.
  6. Have a backup for your website – we host all of our WordPress websites on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s premier cloud hosting provider. We use AWS to back up all of our servers daily, and we take secondary backups which are stored in a separate location.
  7. Make use of two-factor Authentication – while we do not require this for our users, it is available upon request (at no extra charge).
  8. Modify wp-table prefix to avoid SQL attacks – we do this with all of our WordPress websites.
  9. Protection against DDoS attack – while we take steps to prevent DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, we’d rather not post publicly how we do it. Our members can request detailed information which we’ll gladly provide.
  10. Create a password with Password generator – this one is up to you. Consider using a password manager like BitWarden or LastPass to help you keep and maintain strong passwords.

We shared this because this is an article written by someone besides us, providing good information about WordPress security, that KMDE websites meet by default. Security is important to us, and it should be to you.

Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to learn more about how KMDE can provide you with a fast, secure WordPress website.

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