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3 Easy Ways to Improve Blog Safety

Aug 12, 2019Lifestyle

Easy Ways to Improve Blog Safety

Whether you use your blog to make a little extra income or it’s your primary source of money, even if it’s just a hobby that’s never made a penny, it’s something that probably means a lot to you. Blogging takes up a lot of time. Making your blog a success takes a great deal of commitment and perseverance. Those that do well are often the people that are willing to put in the time, but also those that love their blogs. The best blogs are more than just words on a page; they are filled with passion and thought. So, if you’ve got a blog, the very last thing that you want is for it to be compromised.

Imagine logging on to find out you’d been hacked. Or that your subscriber’s private information had been stolen. Imagine coming to your site one day to find that it wasn’t exactly as you’d left it. That it no longer works, or that your content had been stolen. How would you feel if suddenly, all of your hard work was gone? Or that you needed to work twice as hard to get back to where you were just a few short hours before? It can be heartbreaking when the security and safety of your blog are compromised. For many bloggers, it’s the end of their journey, as they just don’t have the time, money or expertise to fix things. So, the best thing that you can do is make sure it’s secure in the first place, to minimize the risks.

1.  Get Your Hosting Right

Your web host is crucial. A good web host offers excellent support and guidance. They make sure that your site can run quickly, and that it is always safe and secure. More than that, they are there to offer help straight away if for some reason it isn’t. But, with so many web hosts out there, it’s almost impossible to know what the best choice is. Using a third party, which allows you to search in your country for the most suitable hosts for your needs can be ideal, and don’t worry while changing host can seem scary, it’s easier than you think.

2.  Don’t Ignore Updates

Whether it’s our blogs, our computers or our mobile phones, most of us are guilty of ignoring the odd update. We’re busy, we’ve got things to do, and we just don’t have time to waste downloading updates to our software, plugins or apps, especially when it’s only been a few days since the last one. But, if a developer has issued an update, there’s a reason for it. Often, it’s down to safety. Fail to update when one is available, and you are leaving yourself open to attack.

3.  Hide Your Login

Most WordPress sites admin area is located at the address of the site, with a /admin at the end. Most usernames are “admin” by default. Keep it like this, and you are giving hackers an easy ride. Move your login page and change your username. Then, add a captcha to protect from brute force attack.

How do you improve blog safety?  Comment below!


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