There are many aspects to securing a website but one the easiest and most important things you can do is to stay on top of script updates as they become available. Our clients are generally pretty good about doing this but mistakes do happen. Attackers exploiting old, vulnerable scripts is by far the number one reason that we see sites being compromised. Cleaning a site once a compromise has already occurred can be a costly and time consuming process. Being proactive and keeping everything patched in a timely manner is far easier and significantly reduces the chance that your site will be compromised.
Popular scripts like WordPress have a very easy update process that can be run from within the administrative interface and be completed with just a couple of clicks. You can also configure your WordPress instances for automatic updates which can even take care of your plugins and themes as well. Another option is to configure Softaculous to automatically handle these for you. If you install a script using Softaculous this is very easy to do from their cPanel interface. Continue reading