It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"do not precede malware danger." There was more but I was too horrified to remember exactly what it said. I was concerned about my site on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the telephone had seen me so vulnerable, I had spent hours.
The how to fix hacked wordpress site Codex has an outline of what permissions are okay. File and directory permissions can be changed either via an FTP client or within the page from your hosting company.
An easy way would be to use a few built-in tools. First of all, do not allow people run a web host security scan, to list the documents in your folders and automatically backup your web hosting account.
Yes, you want to do regular backups of your site. I recommend at least a weekly database backup and a monthly "full" backup. More. Definitely more if you make additions and changes to your website. If you have a community of people that are in there all the time, or make changes multiple times a day, a backup should be a minimum.
It's really sexy to fan the flames of fear. That's what journalists and bloggers and politicians and public that site figures do. It's terrific for readership and it brings money. Balderdash.
Utilizing a plugin for WordPress security makes sense. WordPress backups will need to be carried out on a regular basis. Do not become a victim of not being proactive about your 16, because!