Here’s a quick question, if you have a WordPress blog and the username and password you use to gain entrance into that blog is Admin and Test, are you at risk for your website being taken over? The answer is yes. What is said is you can have all security measures, all the fancy security plugins in place, but if your password is something that they can easily guess then you are leaving the door wide open.
That’s why it’s important to have a safe WordPress login and password. What can you do? Make sure your username is not the name Admin or Adminstrator, change that WordPress password regularly and use different passwords than you use for other WordPress or FTP sites.
If you are hesitating about using a WordPress backup plugin, or even hesitating about buying a WordPress backup plug in, consider the time wasted. Consider the payments coming in everyday to your business and consider the hard earned content that you spent a lot of time creating such as video. First of all, if you spent two minutes a week backing up your WordPress site then that’s time well spent, because you’re safeguarding against anything that might have gone wrong.
On the other hand, if you don’t backup and you have a website online for three years. For three years the site for some reason goes down and you don’t have that site. Now you’ve lost three years of your life. Is it worth it to put in two minutes a week to save three years of your life? I think it is and if you have that attitude then you really won’t mind getting a backup plugin, using a backup plug in and creating backups on a regular basis.
If you’re worried about people getting into your WordPress blog, I want to let you know the ways they normally do it so you can easily safeguard against these attacks. Fortunately computer hacking is nothing like you see in the movies. They don’t plug in a fancy computer and run a bunch of numbers, usually the way people get into your website, into your WordPress blog is through some pretty simple and common means, such as an out-dated version of WordPress, out-dated plugins with vulnerabilities, and simple easy to guess usernames and passwords.
Did you know that Al Gore’s blog has been hacked, CNN blogs have been hacked, and these all happened because they used older versions of WordPress. But as soon as these high profile blogs were hacked, the creators of WordPress released a newer version that prevented these kinds of attacks.