It takes care of limiting logins, alerting you to attempted hacks, enforces strong passwords and much more.
Do you need https (secure connection) for Your Wordpress Website
There is another element of security that you need to take care of, sometimes.
You might have heard about people snooping in your email. Reading your private thoughts.
Well that can happen quite easily on your website, because the information sent between you/your reader and your website is not secure.
Normally that is ok .In fact, on a normal blog it is rarely an issue.
But if you have an ecommerce website, or a membership website, you might want to think about getting a security certificate for your website and the resulting “https”.
If you do need a certificate, you will first want to contact your web hosting company, as they will be best positioned to either help you or give you a provider. Once you have the certificate, you also need to install it on the web hosting server.
WordPress Security in a Nutshell
If you inform yourself a little, and apply the right protection, your WordPress website should be quite secure.
So take an hour or two out of your week and get onto these things now.
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