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How to secure WordPress in cPanel

Securing Your WordPress Site with cPanel at
WordPress is a popular content management system, but it can be vulnerable to attacks if not properly secured. At, we recommend taking the following steps to enhance the security of your WordPress site hosted on our cPanel servers:
Keep WordPress, Themes, and Plugins Updated
o Outdated software can have known security vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit
o Enable automatic updates for WordPress core files
o Regularly check for and install updates for any installed themes and plugins
Use Strong Passwords
o Create a strong, unique password for your WordPress admin account
o Avoid using easily guessable passwords like "password123"
o Consider using a password manager to generate and store secure passwords
Install Security Plugins
o Security plugins like Wordfence, iThemes Security, or Sucuri can add an extra layer of protection
o These plugins can help with malware scanning, firewalls, brute-force attack prevention, and more
Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
o 2FA adds an extra step to the login process for enhanced security
o Popular 2FA plugins include Google Authenticator, Duo Mobile, and Authy
Secure Your WordPress Installation
o In cPanel, navigate to WordPress > Secure Installation
o This tool can help remove default content, change security keys, and more
Backup Your Site Regularly
o Create regular backups of your WordPress files and database
o In cPanel, use the Backup tool or a plugin like UpdraftPlus
o Store backups in a secure location for easy restoration if needed
Keep PHP and MySQL Up-to-Date
o Outdated PHP and MySQL versions can have security vulnerabilities
o In cPanel, navigate to Software > Select PHP Version to update PHP
o Contact our support team if you need assistance updating MySQL
By following these best practices, you can significantly improve the security of your WordPress site hosted with Our team is always available to provide further assistance or guidance on securing your website.

Updated on: 08/05/2024

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