There is nothing much that you can do at the occurence of such event so its better to start beforehand. As with basic precautions you can make your website a lot more safer.
These 5 small steps form your side would make a major impact on your website’s future:
This is the first and the basic step that you need to follow, as whenever the old version is discarded , then surely there are reasons behind it like more exposure to hackers, less efficient, prone to errors etc. So always keep up with the latest update available no-matter whether it is your word-press version or the plugins.
Though at times , typing a lengthy password becomes tedious but you can’t neglect the fact that the primary target of a Hacker is your Password. Strong alphanumeric password always makes it very hard for any one to breach the security of your website.
If necessary, you may even change your password frequently as per the circumstances.
3.Install BPS security
In Order to minimise the risk of getting hacked, you should seriously consider this point, as there are some plug-ins that are very essential for the protection of your blog/website
The one that I prefer is BPS security as this plugins creates a blockage and thus protects your htaccess file. There are even some other plugins like lockin lockdown,WordPress Firewall 2 that you can equally consider.
4.Keep an eye on the Health of your Pc
Now this might be a bit confusing, as what your pc’s Health has to do with your blog??
The simple answer is Virus.
As there are many malicious softwares present, that can track your activities over the Internet. They can store your passwords and important data to remote locations. So always have a good and updated antivirus software.
If at present you don’t have one, then you can check out our list of 3 Best Antivirus (Free versions).
5.Change your default login name
When you start a word-press blog, then you tend to get a default name that is “Admin“, so after getting over with the theme and other important things, you should make another admin with some new name like “BillGates” etc and then finally delete the default admin. It is always recommended to remove the default admin name because if you leave it unchanged, then half of the hacker’s work is done, as now he just needs to guess your password and boom, its all done.
Though the above steps will protect your blog but there still are chances of being hacked as there are some brainy hackers who can’t be stopped. So its always recommended to have a backup to tackle such a problem.
To read more about backup facilities, you can read our post on – Free backup facility