56: Protect Your Website
Protecting your website is key, especially if you host visitors information. In this episode we talk about how hosting choices help you keep your site secure. We also talk about a few other things you can do to help keep evildoers away from your site.
In today’s episode, we’re talking all about how to protect your website.
So before we jump into today’s episode, we have a quick quick message from one of our sponsors. So we’re back for Episode Number Five of season three of the Divi addicts podcast. And in this episode, we’re talking all about protecting your website. And if you remember in Episode Number three, we actually talked about the very first part of protecting your website, which is deciding on the right web host.
If you go for a managed web host, you go for one who is 100% dedicated to WordPress, then they make sure that their servers are optimized and very efficient in handling WordPress. And they’re also tweaked to be secure. There’s a few other things that you can do. You can add CAPTCHA as to all your forms, link up with with Google CAPTCHA. And make sure that the form builder that you’re using to collect information from people has captures included in them. And what that does, is it keeps spam bots from dropping a bunch of useless things into your forms.
The other thing you can really look at outside of hosting is changing the login of the WP dash login or WP dash admin. If you move that, then most of the bots that are set up to brute force attack your WordPress website. It sounds more, it sounds more epic than it really is. It’s basically just a bot running the same thing over and over random keys trying to give you trying to log in trying to find the right username and password. Happens on a lot of things across devices all throughout the internet. So no surprise that it would be happening on your WordPress website. But you want to do everything you can to protect yourself from that and picking the right host is a very important step in that. You can also go with a few other services security, there’s a few things that you can you can sign up for that will kind of gridlock your website.
In my experience, I’ve never had to have anything that had as much attention that would need something along those lines. But if you have very sensitive information, you definitely want to do your due diligence, go out there and find all the things that you can possibly find to make sure that your website is secure. But these are a few foundational steps that you want to take so that you can ensure that no one gets into your website that you don’t want to be there.
So that is pretty much it on episode number five. But the next episode we’ve got coming up for you is all about how to share your content. So you’ve got your website, you’ve built it, you’ve picked your framework, your layouts in place. Now it’s time to spread the good word. So we’ll be right back with episode number six whenever you’re ready, and we’ll be here sharing how to share your content.