How to secure your website?

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Hello!

What's the best way for a beginner to secure a website?
It should be efficient, cheap and with a high quality.

I'm a starting blogger who is about to open an "equivalent" website to the blog. I won't heavily overload the website with information, but basic security would be nice to protect it.

So how does it work?
 

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What's the best way for a beginner to secure a website?
Read around posts on the forum or ask your questions, don't forget to ask your hosting provider to secure your website, it is one of easy ways to start secure a website for beginner.
It should be efficient, cheap and with a high quality.
Shared hosting and install some firewall as csf firewall, don't use free hosting control panels, if you have a budget, you should go with Directadmin or Plesk.
I'm a starting blogger who is about to open an "equivalent" website to the blog. I won't heavily overload the website with information, but basic security would be nice to protect it.
Keep your password strong as possible, it is recommended to use a VPS than a shared hosting, because you will not be "shared" with others thus you can protect your websites easier if hosting on a private server.
 

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To secure your website is, first, if you're a programmer put a security in it like www and or https://. But if you're not a programmer, then hire a programmer or a freelancer and he/she will do the job for you. Make sure the programme you hire is trustworthy.
 
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The first thing to realize is that no website is ever 100% secure. It's almost always a case of minimizing risk to the greatest extent possible. It seems really common for people to turn to a plugin, modify their .htaccess, or move the wp-config when trying to make their website secure.
In reality, there are three things you should look at first: Using a proper username and password, keeping your core and theme files up to date, and creating regular backups. Those three things alone will prevent most of your problems.
 

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I would like to answer the question The best ways to secure website are it should be kept away from the hackers,software should be up to date, watch out for SQL injection, protect from cross-site scripting attacks, must be aware of error messages, validate on both the sites, crosscheck your passwords, get website security tools.

HTH!
 

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I had my website hacked before, there are random posts inserted on my database that I didn't post. Well, it was fixed by updating my WordPress version (I was 2 releases late), and manually deleting the posts in my database. In addition to that, I noticed that someone has been brute forcing entry on my website, so I added captcha verification on my login page.

So I would definitely agree with Daniel, updating your software (in my case wordpress) and adding security tools and plugins that may help you lessening your site' risk of being hacked. Be careful with the plugins you install as well, make sure that it is used and reviewed by a lot of users already.
 

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1. Keep site up to date (CMS, Plugins, Themes etc). Also select plugins/themes that software manufacturer continuous development them and fix security issues.
2. Use Strong password's and different username's than admin.
3. If possible, enable TWO-STEP Verification / Authentication.
4. Disable also Frontside (from www) editor editing files - ex. https://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_Files
5. Use CMS software hardening tips also. ex: https://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
 

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Do not use the simple password on your account. Set always a new nickname and make it harder for them to figure out your username and password. There are several security plugins out there.
 

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"How to secure website" cannot address until we know the platform, web server, application framework, etc . So this is kind of generic question and you should expect generic answer only like SSL, firewall, WAF, web server hardening, application hardening, etc. So if you are on a shared server, leave those things with your host and choose a host who cares about security! if you are a beginner, I suggest going with Shared hosting as well. More important thing is to keep your application up-to-date, audit it regularly and make sure that no security hole is left. Always choose a strong password, create only necessary logins and advise the users to keep their password secure and change it periodically.
 
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Hello,

To sure your website you need to add SSL certificate on the website. Generally, these certificates are utilized to keep hackers at bay. Presently, they are likewise a vital method to help support positioning on search engines.

Hope this helps.
 
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Hello!

What's the best way for a beginner to secure a website?
It should be efficient, cheap and with a high quality.

I'm a starting blogger who is about to open an "equivalent" website to the blog. I won't heavily overload the website with information, but basic security would be nice to protect it.

So how does it work?
Hi! I would like to share my suggestion on how to secure your website so it will not exploit or mess up your website layout or content by hackers or anyone who wants to attempt it.

Here are some ways I know to protect your website:
1. Protect your website with security software or plugins. Have website application firewalls so you should not have to download any software just to use it. If you do so that's a good initial step.
2. Install an SSL certificate and use HTTPS encryption so that you make sure that your website is safe and secure and your data will not be able to decode by the hacker.
3. Of course, have a strong secure password and password should always be stored in encrypted values.
4. Also, keep your website updated in regular basis. Update site's certificate, security and software up to date so that you will not allow any intruders or malware to invade your site.
5. Prevent users from downloading or uploading files directly to your website, it is a big risk. Downloading or uploading files give way to computer virus enter in the system that may affect to slow down the performance of your computer and may lost some important files.

Hope this will help....
 
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The best way to secure your website is to change passwords every 3 months or 6 months so nobody can easily hack your account. It should also connected to your mobile phones so if somebody will try to open your account, you can recieve some text or message that somebody is trying to open it.
 
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