This is a regular consultation by our clients. Is WordPress secure? On many occasions, companies discard the use of a CMS Opensource for security reasons and opt for other solutions such as custom developments or SasS cloud platforms, each with its advantages and disadvantages. But is security a decisive argument when evaluating the solution to adopt?
Is WordPress and Woocommerce secure?
The answer is yes, if the appropriate security measures are taken and always kept up to date. Many of the WordPress updates are published for security reasons, which translates into disclosing the vulnerabilities discovered in the updated version, which is a claim to attack outdated websites.
In addition, security can be increased with additional measures to make your website as safe or secure as a custom development.
In addition, the most critical point in security is the user and security policies, from antivirus, to password policy, connections to public networks, etc.
How to secure a WordPress?
Firstly, as we mentioned previously, the first and most vulnerable link in the security of a website is the user himself and his security habits such as the strength of the passwords used, the use of antivirus and the non-exposure of access data and connections to open WIFI networks.
Tips to make WordPress more secure:
- Rename the administration directory
- Do not use the admin user as administrator
- Obviously uses SSL and HTTPS
- Always keep updated to the latest version. Use automatic update.
- Make frequent backups. At least one daily backup. It will be useful in case of incidents caused by automatic updates.
- Use only the necessary plugins that are from known and professional developers. Download the plugins from the original sites.
- Use a vulnerability detection plugin to alert the vulnerabilities of the installed plugins.
- Monitors access to the web. Use a firewall and block suspicious connection attempts and limit failed connection attempts.
- Also update the theme you are using.
- Extreme security at the hosting level. Keep the operating system updated and demand the appropriate security measures.
- Protect the directories of your installation to the maximum, especially those exposed to users, such as the “uploads” directories by means of rules in the .htaccess to avoid execution of .php files
In conclusion, we tell you that security is not the argument to rule out WordPress and WooCommerce as a solution to manage your website.