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A lot of Plugins are available to protect your WordPress website. When you search to know about WordPress website’s protection, you may get a lot of advice to use security plugins. But research shows that nearly 20% of security threats have occurred through the plugins. Also, a lot of plugins will slow down your website. Without using these plugins also you can protect your website. But a little care and attention are required to make it secure.
Let’s see how we can protect your WordPress website without Plugins
You should keep your WordPress website updated with the new releases. Some releases are for adding new features and some other are for patching up the system from any new vulnerabilities. Hackers always search for loopholes. Hence you should update your website to the latest version. Also, you will get thousands of third-party themes and plugins according to your needs. But always update them even if they are not active.
Username and Password
While setting the WordPress default username and password is set to the admin. For security, you should set a complex username and password. Lots of sites are breached because of weak passwords which can be hacked easily.
Disable File editing
WordPress includes an inbuilt code editor through which anyone who has admin access can edit the codes. Just imagine if this access is in the hands of a wrong person. However, you can disable this feature by adding the following code to the wp-config.php file.
define( ‘DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT’, true );
Protect essential files using .htaccess
The .htaccess file is responsible for the entire security of your website. It consists of a bunch of essential code snippets that strengthen your website’s security.
Restrict Access to wp-login:
order deny, allow
Deny from all
# allow access from my IP address
allow from 192.168.3.1
Here you will need to add your IP instead of the dummy one so that only you can get access to wp-admin.
order allow, deny
deny from all
No matter how many tips and tricks you use to secure your website, ff you fail to find a good hosting service then, unfortunately, you will lose everything. Always remember not to compromise for the quality of your hosting service.
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