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History of PHP:
What is PHP?
Why is PHP so popular/widely-used by developers?
Who uses PHP?
How does PHP compare to other languages?
Key differences between Python and PHP:
Key differences between JavaScript and PHP:
The differences between these two coding languages go on but this was just to name a few.
PHP and WordPress:
What is WordPress?
Connection between WordPress and PHP:
How does PHP actually work?
So now the question arises of how one’s clients and customers are going to be able to see your website if WordPress is created with PHP and not HTML.
There are a few steps in this process:
How to protect PHP websites from Hackers?
Those developing websites using PHP need to be aware of the various attacks they might endure and what protocols they can take in order to protect themselves from running into various problems. There are a few methods/protocols developers can use in order to do so.
One of the most common hacking attacks is done via SQL Injection and majority of websites online are not able to protect themselves against this. Developers will need to use a protective code in order to protect themselves from such injections and in order to protect their PHP developed websites
In order to protect your PHP website, it is vital to ensure that you are using updated software, and all the newest forms of operating systems. Old software is vulnerable and can easily be hacked into by cyber criminals.
When a developer is creating a website using PHP code, it is necessary to use .php extension with all the files. This will protect the authorized user from unwanted access.
PHP websites mostly rely on client-side programs in order to validate various inputs. JavaScript is an example of a client-side program and these input validation programs are easy for hackers to bypass. It is necessary to instead use server-side input validation programs as these are way less likely to be bypassed by cybercriminals.
How to protect your WordPress developed website?
Since WordPress mainly relies on PHP coding and therefore ensuing that the newest and latest version of PHP is being utilized is imperative. By utilizing the newer versions, you can be surer that bugs and security issues that has arisen have been fixed, thus guaranteeing you to run into less problems in the future. Your code is less vulnerable to break ins and therefore you can feel more secure.
Usually, people tend to use commonly used sequences for their passports, or they use passwords related to them (family name, school name) or people might tend to use the same login details for all logins. This makes it very simple for a hacker to gain access into your website and if you are someone who uses the same one each time, once a hacker has gained access into one website, he can then go onto accessing all your details (bank accounts, social media etc.). Luckily for you, when developing a website using WordPress it is mandatory for us to choose complex and difficult passwords, WordPress will not allow for anything else. Additionally, one should never use the default username WordPress supplies you with and rather should be renamed by the user.
Web-server-level security is what protects your website and your WordPress host is responsible for this. It is vital to choose a host that is trusted and will not compromise your business. On the other hand, one might be hosting WordPress on their personal VPS and thus will need to ensure they equip themselves with the necessary technical knowledge in order to protect themselves. Additionally, before installing WordPress, it is important to install sever-level firewalls in order to detect breakage. This sever must be configured to utilize safe networking and safely transfer encrypting protocols in order to protect private information from potential hackers.
At Cyber72, we are using modern tools to protect any and every website. We are continuously educating ourselves, ensuring that we remain up to date with any new vulnerabilities and weaknesses that might have been discovered and are working to the best of our ability to protect every individual and every business from them. At Cyber72, we have developed our in-house applications that allows us to safeguard any website and ensure that unauthorized access does not occur.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Cyber 72 authored by saka. Read the original post at: https://www.cyber72.com/how-to-protect-your-wordpress-developed-website/

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