If you have a WordPress blog or website, WordPress security must be an issue for you. I'm sure you must have heard about hackers attacking blogs and websites of other people. The damage done by them can be enormous, especially when the particular blog was high page ranked, displaying high in search engines and profitable. It is not the only type of websites attacked by hackers. The reasoning behind their acts can't be explained as logical. They will destroy it for fun. I know stories of people who one day, instead of their website saw a short note informing them that their website has been blocked by Google due to the thread it carries to other internet users. It was a result of hacker attack, who made changes to the website.
Since scare tactics appear to be at the very least start thinking about the issue, or what compels some people to take secure your wordpress site a bit more seriously, allow me to shoot a few scare tactics your way.
Don't depend on your internet host - Many men and women rely on their web host to"do all that technical stuff for me", not realizing that sometimesthey don't! Far better to have the responsibility lie with you, instead her comment is here of out.
A snap to move - If, for some reason, you need to relocate your site, like a domain name change or a new web host, getting your files at your fingertips can save you oodles of time, headache, and the demand for tech help.
If you aren't currently running the latest version of WordPress, upgrade today. Similar to keeping your door unlocked when you leave for vacation leaving your site in an old version is.
But realize that online security is something you really need to start thinking about. Don't just be the reactive type, consider steps to begin protecting yourself today. Don't let Joe the Hacker make your life miserable and turn everything in creating come crashing down in a matter of seconds, that you've worked so hard.