How secure is WordPress?
A lot of WordPress users are asking themselves how secure WordPress is? According to the WordPress security plugin Wordfence:
A lot of WordPress users are asking themselves how secure WordPress is? According to the WordPress security plugin Wordfence "In the first 6 months of 2021, the Wordfence firewall has blocked over 86 billion password attack requests. Analysis of the data and trends indicates that the number of password attacks will continue to increase. In January 2021, Wordfence blocked just 8,227,887,615 brute force attempts. This volume has more than doubled with around 18,552,519,601 brute force attempts blocked in June 2021 alone."
For reference: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2021/08/2021-mid-year-wordpress-security-report-a-collaboration-between-wordfence-and-wpscan/
This can lead you to think if WordPress is the right tool to use in creating websites since there are a lot of attacks on the WordPress websites.
So, it's only natural to wonder, "Is WordPress secure" as these attacks affect people, small businesses, and large corporations alike.
Hackers love websites that use WordPress as their content management system. In 2019, WordPress sites were the target of 94 percent of successful cyberattacks against CMS-powered websites. Even with WordPress's 64.2 percent share of the CMS market, nine out of ten attacks is still a significant number.
There are several things you can do to improve the website security:
#1 Create a strong username and password
Stolen passwords are used in the majority of WordPress hacking attempts. Use stronger passwords that are exclusive to your website to make this more difficult.
#2 Have a reliable hosting provider
Your WordPress hosting service is one of the most important aspects of your WordPress site's security.
#3 Have an SSL certificate
Your website will use HTTPS instead of HTTP after you allow SSL, and a padlock icon will appear next to your website address in the browser. The idea behind using HTTPS is to have encrypted data transfer between peers in communication.
#4 Backup your WordPress website
Backups are your first line of defense in the event of a WordPress attack. Remember that nothing is completely secure.
#5 Install a WPS Hide Login plugin
Protect the website by modifying the login URL and stopping non-logged-in users from accessing the wp-login.php page and the wp-admin directory.
Check out our detailed article on How to secure a WordPress website?
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