In this post, you’ll learn how to increase the security of your Joomla website with simple tips.
Joomla one of the most popular free CMS in the market. It is popular because developers always working on it to make it usable, secure and functional.
One of the big problems of Free CMS is that everybody can download and install it. If a person has bad intention he can simply install and try to find weak places. Even Joomla developers working on it and trying to make secure. But website owner also must be in attendance to not allow hackers get access to your website details.
Hackers always can hack your website as professionals always have some additional tricks that non-professional website owner don’t know. Below you’ll find 7 tips that will help you improve the security of your website. These recommendations are not a panacea for all problems but, they can make it hard to reach your website details.
After installation always deletes folder /installation. However, after installation Joomla offering you delete installation folder. But for some reasons, you can rename it and keep it. Don’t do that.
After you’ll finish installation go to users management section and rename login name admin. Don’t use your name, website name or business name as a login. Try to make your login as hard as possible to make hackers life harder.
File htaccess.txt located in the root of your folder and it is a text file that can be seen by everyone. Rename this file to .htaccess to activate core security options.
You need to set a password to /administrator folder as everybody who worked with Joomla knows that access to the admin panel doing through administrator folder. Try to make the password as harder as possible.
In the root of your website, you can see configuration.php. This file contains all important information about your website including access to the database, administrator password, and other details. That’s why set permission to this file 444. You can make it even better by moving this file out of a folder of your website (you can see how to do that in video course Joomla security).
Always keep your Joomla website updated. Of course, it will not remove all bugs of CMS but it’ll remove all known bugs.
Many people don’t want to spend time with backup but that is most important part of website security. Backup process in Joomla is very easy. You can use free Joomla component Akeeba backup to back your website in one click.
Of course, this recommendation is simplest and will not to protect your website fully. But this simple tips will help you in some situations.
If you want to protect your Joomla website fully then check out full guideline to Joomla security.