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Don’t Get Hacked – Protect Your WordPress Website

Internet secure access concept backgroundThere is little that can evoke fear in the heart of a business owner like the thought of a hacked website.  Hackers can do immense damage to a website in a short amount of time, and once done, this damage is not easily fixed.  This is one area where an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.  At Whirl Sites, we understand just how serious the problems created by hackers can be.  We do not want our clients to have to fear a potential hack, and so we have built safeguards into our product.  Let me tell you more.

Create Strong Passwords.  One of the best ways to protect your website is to create strong passwords.  While the temptation is great to use your birthday, your child’s name, or even the ubiquitous ‘123456’, having easy-to-guess passwords is like putting out a welcome mat for hackers.  Whirl Sites will help you recognize bad passwords and replace them with strong ones that will keep your website safe and sound.

Keep Updates Current.  Another weakness that can be exploited by hackers is security software that has not been kept up to date.  It is so easy for this to happen.  You know how much you have to do, how long your to-do list is.  Installing updates on your website probably doesn’t even enter your mind as a good idea, let alone make it onto the long list of things you need to get done.  But just because you’re not thinking about it doesn’t mean it’s not important.  It actually is a very important part of protecting your website, and for that reason Whirl Sites doesn’t leave it up to you.  We take care of this vital task as part of your monthly maintenance.

Monitor Site Consistently.  It is clear that one reason hacking is so damaging is that often those being hacked are unaware that anything is happening until the damage is already done.  Whirl Sites provides protection to its sites by utilizing software that constantly monitors for suspicious activity and alerts Whirl Sites administrators to this activity.  We are then able to look into the situation and often to put a stop to it before any harm is done to the website, and more importantly to the reputation of the business or organization.

Deal with Assaults Immediately.  There is so much we can do to protect our Whirl Sites websites from hacking.  We understand the weaknesses that plague many websites and have processes in place to vigilantly guard against online attacks.  In fact, at the time of this posting, we have never had one of our websites successfully hacked.  However, we are not ignorant of the fact that all the good planning in the world will not prevent every attack.  If any of our sites would be hacked, we are prepared to apply all our resources and knowledge to getting things right as quickly as possible.  After all, it is our reputation that is on the line too, not just yours.

If you are interested in more information about Whirl Sites and the high-quality, affordable websites that we offer, visit our website.  You can also call us at 317-892-9435 with any questions you may have.