WordPress websites of all sizes rely on web hosts to keep them up and running. However, glitches, malware, and human error can all threaten your site. As a website owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have an up-to-date backup of your site at all times. Protect Against Brute Force Attacks
Your first defense is to block suspicious login attempts with a security plugin like Jetpack that offers brute force attack protection.
A brute force attack is the most rudimentary — and common — form of website attack. In an attempt to gain access to your site, large networks of automated bots try different combinations of usernames and passwords until they find the right one. These malicious login attempts can also affect your website’s performance.
Protect Against Malware and Code Vulnerabilities
Although brute force attacks are very common (and successful), they aren’t the only thing that can jeopardize your website.
Malware — sometimes referred to as “viruses” — can be plugins, themes, and other scripts that pretend to be legitimate products (sometimes actually providing an apparently valuable service). Malware contains code behind