How To Quickly and Easily Secure and Backup your WordPress Website

Summary:We live in a world where - despite the lack of time - you need to protect your business website against hackers and data loss. The good news is, there are two WordPress extensions that can protect you, are free, and can be set up in less than 10 minutes.
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Website security and backup. Neither is very exciting, even for people who do it for a living. But both are necessary. While many companies spend a lot of time and money on both, small businesses don’t typically need to, which is good since they don’t have that luxury.

If you’re using WordPress, there are two extensions that will take care of your website’s security and backup. While both have paid versions with some additional features, I’m showing you how to use the free versions – both of which work well for 95% (or more) of businesses out there.

UpdraftPlus and iThemes Security are two of the best at what they do. To see why, watch the video below now.

A Quick Overview

For your website’s security, iThemes Security is one of the best options out there. Install it, generate an API key, run a security check, and you’re pretty much safe (I go over a coupe other options in the video).
‘One thing I forgot to mention in the video is that the price for security is usually speed. The good news is, iThemes provides outstanding security with no noticeable performance impact.
For you backup, UpdraftPlus is just as simple. Set your backup frequency, connect to your choice of cloud storage, run a backup, and that’s it.
There’s no way to guarantee you’ll never have a security breach or site failure, but with these running on your site, you’re about as safe as you can be.

Conclusion

You need to protect your website from hackers and bad actors who are out there lurking on the Internet. You also need to keep backups in case you ever need to quickly restore your site.
But since that’s not your core business, it’s easy to skip it. UpdraftPlus & iThemes Security can be set up in minutes, and keep you protected.

Do you already use a backup and security program? If so which one? Let me know in the comments.

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