How do I Prevent my website from being hacked?

  • CMS Websites are usually hacked due to out-dated scripts. You need to ensure you are running the latest version of your Content Management System (CMS).
  • Do regular searches for vulnerabilities on the CMS you use. Some CMS systems also provide mailing lists that will keep you updated on vulnerabilities via email.
  • Ensure that your computer (and any other computer accessing cPanel or FTP for your site) is free from viruses and malicious content. Make sure your anti-virus program is always up to date.
  • Ensure that your site’s files have the correct permissions. Files: 644; Folders: 755
  • Be sure to use strong passwords for cPanel, email accounts and FTP accounts. Change your passwords regularly.
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