SiteGrounds new Security plugin further enhances the safety of your website. Lets take a look at this powerful tool.
SiteGround have always provided an unmatched safety level of their hosting infrastructure. They’ve been the pioneers of server level protections like account isolation, antibot traffic prevention, server health monitoring etc.
The SiteGround Security Plugin compliments existing server protection solutions such as auto updates, backups and WAF protection to all its clients. In other words, as a complete setup we offer the very best in security for your website.
SiteGround Website Security Features
Protecting WordPress Against Attacks
Harden your website security, making it harder for crawlers to detect you’re even using WordPress. This subsequently makes your website not as easy to identify as a possible attack victim when a vulnerability appears.
Locking down Login Security
Here you will find many methods to strengthen the login security of your WordPress site. Firstly, one of the most highly recommended methods of securing your WordPress site would be to activate 2FA. 2-factor authentication allows you to confirm your user identity by receiving a code which must then be used to access the backend of your website. You’ve seen this before and you’ll continue seeing it as its a proven method of protection.
Some simple methods of protection such as not allowing a user to be called “admin” adds further protection and can be configured easily. likewise, you can also limit login attempts and set the number of login attempts from a single IP in an extremely easy way. This IP is then locked out for a specified time. Scheduled login prevention can serve as extra protection. If you’re unlikely to be logging in on weekends then it makes sense to lock down that user during away times.
Monitoring Admin Activities
A detailed activity log allows a website owner to keep tabs on everything a user does. This can be perfect for identifying that user who deleted a particular blog post your missing or with one click you could block an IP with numerous failed login attempts.
Some simple methods of protection such as not allowing a user to be called “admin” subsequently adding further protection and can be configured easily. You can also limit login attempts and set the number of login attempts from a single IP. This IP is then locked out for a specified time. Scheduled login prevention can serve as extra protection. If you’re unlikely to be logging in on weekends then it makes sense to lock down that user during away times.
Useful tools to employ if you think your website may have been hacked or security has been compromised.
If you believe a user is compromised you can block malicious access throughout the site by automatically logging out all users and forcing them to change their passwords.
Reinstalling all current plugins becomes a breeze. This ensures you have a clean copys of the plugins within your website. The reactive tools are useful, but if your site has been compromised then a WordPress security expert should ensure a through site clean-up.
How do I get siteground security on my website?
The SiteGround Security plugin is free for all to use from the WordPress suppository. Although it’s compatibility has really been built and designed to compliment SiteGrounds already excellent server side security protection. We at Matthewbushen.com only use Site Ground cloud servers to host our websites. In conclusion, we believe in the technology. By hosting with us you can improve website speeds and security beyond that of 90% of hosting providers out there.
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