As an ecommerce store handling important customer accounts and payments, your website can be a key target for security attacks. You can lose customers if they find out that your site is not secure for online transactions.
Wooassist can help secure your WooCommerce site and its data by doing the following:
1. Updating WordPress and Plugins
Updates are done to improve performance, fix bugs, introduce new features and enhance its security. As hackers are constantly on the prowl, it is best to keep WordPress and the plugins updated. Updating all these may take 1-3 hours, depending how many items will be updated, and assuming there are no other complications that will arise in the process.
WordPress, theme and plugin updates, when done wrong, can break your site and you can lose the customizations done on your store. Free yourself from these technical tasks with our help. Here are reasons why updating your WordPress core and plugins is important.
2. Installing an SSL Certificate and Using HTTPS for Your Domain
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) provides a secure connection between a web server and browsers. Mainly it exists for encryption and identification or authentication. This ensures that any important data on your site cannot be easily acquired by hackers.
Payment gateways require SSL certificates to safely accept and handle credit card details. And a secure site usually has a domain that starts with HTTPS rather than just HTTP.
Wooassist can help you configure this on your store or assist you with troubleshooting for errors or failures.
3. Automating Your Backups
In rare cases, hackers, malware and other malicious software can still pass through well-fortified security measures. And most of the time, they create errors, cause the site to be sluggish and/or cause the site to crash. This is why it is a prudent measure to have a backup of your site on hand so that you can revert to the last secure and working version of your site.
You can do manual backups but wouldn’t it be better to automate it? When your site is receiving a substantial amount of traffic, orders and engagements (e.g. comments on posts or products), it is good to have a daily backup of your site.
We can setup automated regular backups for your online store and make sure that all your data is safe and can be restored in an instant.