As I’ve mentioned before, protecting my blog is something that I find really important and I have been researching the best ways to go about that. There are a number of reasons as to why I want to protect my blog, the first one is from hackers – there are a lot of sad individuals out there who like to hack into websites and ‘take over’ them then demand a ransom to give it back to the rightful owner. I really don’t want to have my hard work taken off me! Another reason, is just in case of any server errors – if there’s a problem with my host and my whole blog is lost that could be a big problem for me, so here are a couple more ways in which I protect my blog.
Since my last post about keeping my blog secure, a lot of people have suggested I use Akismet which is a plug in for WordPress which helps to keep any spam away. Since I’ve installed this, I’ve found that it’s made a huge difference and I’ve only had a couple of spam comments slip through the net which is brilliant.
Backup your site
This point is really really important. You never know when you’re going to have a problem with your site, so it’s best to back it up as often as you can. I go for every week and my host (TSO Host) also does a back up every 24 hours which is part of the reason why I chose them. There are a couple of different plugins that you can use to back up your blog, including BackUpWordPress and BackUpBuddy. I also like to keep my backups on an external hard drive just in case anything happens to my laptop.
HP are currently running a campaign focussing on hacking which you can find out more about by watching the video below.