You might have had the experience where your website hosting account was compromised or a more common word – “hacked”.
For those who haven’t experienced this, it means that a person or “bot” have gained access to your hosting account and changed or deleted files. They can also gain access to your email and send out millions of spam emails resulting in your website IP address getting blacklisted.
This means that all outgoing emails are being seen as spam.
There are steps that you must follow to prevent your hosting account and website from being hacked.
If you’re using WordPress, you need to secure it and make sure all of your plugins are up to date, that your installation is up to date and that your theme that you are using are up to date. This can normally be done by the click of a button in your WordPress control panel. Read this article on How to secure your WordPress website.
Make sure your computer is free of malware and viruses. You need to make sure that you have an Anti-Virus program installed. A recommended anti-virus program is Avast. You get a free version which will scan your computer and keep your computer free of malware and viruses when you visit websites etc. You can download the upgraded paid version to scan your incoming and outgoing emails.
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You can also visit this link on How to Harden WordPress.