Making sure you adhere to the proper protocols is essential to keeping your website up and online. Without web development experience, it can be easy to overlook a few steps that may leave your website jeopardized with security risks. Here at Trinity Web Media, we keep a close eye on our web properties to ensure our client’s websites are always up to speed with the latest security updates. Aside from keeping your finger on the pulse of a site’s health, there several things to lock down when developing websites.
When it comes to keeping your site as secure as possible, make sure you:
- Always have a backup of your site
- Work with a reputable host
- Don’t touch aspects of your site you don’t understand
- Test plugins with your current version of WordPress
- Use a malware detection service
Hey, everyone, thanks for watching another bonus episode of the new marking show. You know, I did a trinity web minute today about this topic. And you know, I want to talk about keeping your website alive, healthy online, you know, with no security risks.
One, make sure you always have a backup of your website, if you have a backup, then if anything does go wrong, you at least have a restore point. So backups are going to be able to really save you a lot of headache, headache, heartache, all that good stuff.
So number next thing is, you know, get make sure you work with a reputable host, you get what you pay for when it comes to hosting, you know, our host that we use is Liquid Web, we like Liquid Web, we like Pagely, we like WP Engine, you know any of those hosting companies are more on the premium side. But you definitely get what you pay for. And typically what you get, where you your money is well spent is in support, and uptime guarantee. So make sure that you’re working with somebody who’s really, really good.
Third thing as a WordPress user, right not as a developer, as a user, as someone who owns a WordPress site. And maybe has admin access, but not familiar with code not familiar with how things work within the WordPress ethos, I think that a big key thing is don’t touch things that you don’t understand, you know, don’t go into the back end into the PHP files, because you really don’t know, you know, one keystroke will take the whole site down without a doubt.
The other thing is, you know, if you’re going to add plugins to add functionality without consulting a developer and just kind of do it on your own, whether it’s because of time constraints, or you’re going rogue, or you’re not working with the developer, make sure that those plugins have been tested with your current version of WordPress, make sure that they are they have been updated recently, you know, you can also kind of, you can see how many downloads they have, you know, that’ll say the popularity, typically, you know, and this is a real generality, but a rule of thumb can be if something has a lot of downloads, it’s pretty certain that it’s a plugin that hasn’t been abandoned. It’s a plugin where you know, there’s going to be support, it’s a plug in where there’s going to be updates frequently.
Stick with those, you know, sometimes, you know, if you update, upload a plugin, and you deploy it onto the site, you know, you don’t know what you’re doing, you know, what you’re introducing to the rest of your ecosystem. So bad things can happen. So just go ahead and just, it’s better be safe, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Last thing is, you may want to use some sort of malware detector security type system, we like Sucuri. They’ve never done wrong by I mean, Sucuri is the gold standard when it comes to web security. So I would make sure that you would, you know, look into some of those systems. There are four quick tips on how to keep your website online, alive, how to keep it healthy. Keep it up. Hey, thanks for watching. We’ll keep posting videos. Talk to you soon.