Building a website, driving traffic to it, and making money from it all takes time and effort. Learning how to make passive income online is hard; no doubt about it.
There are, however, a number of things that could go wrong with your website that are out of your control, putting all that hard work at risk. The files that make up your website could become corrupted or people with malicious intentions may try to hack into your website for various reasons.
There are some simple precautions that you can take to make that much more unlikely. An example of a website you’d want to protect your is this sample passive income website.
The first and simplest one you should do is change your main username to something other than the default name, “Admin.” Many hackers attempt to gain access to your website using software that does brute force attacks attempting to guess the password. This will be much harder to do if they don’t know the username (which you can configure to be different than the display name).
You should also keep your WordPress websites to the highest update available. The WordPress management team releases an update whenever they notice a security risk, so each version released becomes safer than the prior one. On top of that, the functionality of your website and the active plugins will always improve with each update.
There are also two security plugins that I highly recommend. “Login lockdown” is the first one. What this plugin does is marks the IP address of any computer that attempts to log in to your website and fails. If that same IP address fails repeatedly, that IP address is locked out from being able to log in to the website. You decide the number of attempted logins and total time.
The second plugin I recommend is “Secure WordPress.” This plugin hides many of the errors inherent in the default login page of the WordPress install, including hiding the version of WordPress being used and adding an index.html file to the directories.
Finally, I would recommend signing up for Code Garage. Code Garage is a full service protection service for any number of websites you own that keeps backup files of your entire website for up to 30 days back, does security scanning for hacking or malware, and does uptime monitoring to make sure your website is performing at optimal speed. Essentially if anything goes wrong with your website, they have a team of people that helps you fix the problem right away.