5 Ways to keep your Joomla site secure
In recent years, security has become the most sensitive topic on the globe. Internet security is by far more interesting and tricky to manage, the more reason to secure your website. Joomla has proven to be a very secure and efficient CMS platform, this has attracted billions of users all over the globe. Being an OpenSource CMS, the full source code can be easily accessed and altered in any way.
This poses a great challenge in terms of security, hence a tremendous need to ensure that your Joomla developed site is safe. The good news is that Joomla Security is easy to implement. We put together a few but very important tips to get you started (if you haven’t yet) and continue maintaining (Super! if you have started already) your Joomla website’s security.
Set up back-up for your website.
You are getting started in setting up your online presence (website), the first thing you want to do as you make progress in your site development is, saving up your files on a secure location. A secure location could be your backup server or an off-site location. Back up comes in handy when your site has been compromised and you need to restore it as soon as possible. You will also need to back up your site as often as possible so that you can include little changes here and there.
Use up-to date Joomla and extensions.
The up to date version of any software gives you an upper - hand in security since the update will have bugs and security loopholes fixed. These loopholes are what hackers target in-order to get access to your site and eventually compromise your files. Joomla developers have made sure that they often make important fixes on the software which would give you the best experience. Similarly, a good extension developer must ensure that they update their extensions as often as it is needed.
Host your website on a secure server.
If you are looking to get a host for your website, you will often come across vendors who will try to entice you with cheap deals and so forth. Look out for those, that’s definitely a red light. Cheap deals would mean low quality and security. Go for the best quality host based on your website needs, this will ensure high level security for your website.
Implement firewall security.
Firewalls will help secure your site better. How Logic? for obvious reasons like, if a predator manages to skip one security check, there are high chances that they will not be able to get past the next check up point. How does it sound? So good and very true, Isn’t it?
Note that these additional tips are equally as important as the ones mentioned above only that they are way easier to implement.
The take away: These tips will get you almost done with securing your website. Remember, security is a journey not a destination, it is a continuous process. Constantly secure your website for the best results. Security, the smart decision for your website.