When we create a website we could not be bothered about the security of the site. But this is the important part when you have launched your website. We will discuss the basics of website security.
What is Website Security?
Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cybercriminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way.
How to Secure Website:-
There are some factors which are discussed below-
Keep your website up to date
You can protect your website from being hacked by making it sure that your content management system, plugins, and apps, or scripts you’ve installed are up-to-date. Because many of these tools are created as open-source software programs and their codes are easily accessible to both developers as well as to malicious hackers.
Use security software or plugins
There are several different website firewalls to which you can subscribe for constant protection. Website hosting services like WordPress often offers security plugins as well. Just like protecting your computer with an antivirus program, it’s advisable to protect your website with security software.
Prevent users from uploading files
Allowing people to upload files to your website automatically creates a security vulnerability. If possible, remove any forms or areas to which website users can upload files.
Install an SSL certificate
An SSL certificate essentially confirms that your website is secure and able to transfer encrypted information back and forth between your server and a person’s browser. You will usually have to pay a yearly fee to maintain your SSL certificate.
Use HTTPS encryption
If you have installed anSSL certificate,your website should qualify for HTTPS encryption. You can usually activate the HTTPS encryption by installing your SSL certificate to your website’s “Certificates” section.
Create secure passwords
Using a unique password for your admin panel is not enough, you will need to create complicated random passwords which are not duplicated anywhere and store the passwords outside of the website directory.
Hide your admin folders
Change the name of the admin or root folder. Changing files location’s name make it harder to locate your files.
Keep error messages simple
If your error message gives too much information, hackers and malware can access things like your website’s root directory.
Always hash passwords
If you store user passwords on your website, be sure to store them in a hashed format. Otherwise, hackers can access files easily.
So, if you can maintain all the above things you get a secure website.