There are several steps you can take to help keep your Joomla website secure from hackers. Here are a few suggestions:
- Keep your Joomla installation and all of its components, including any third-party extensions, up to date with the latest versions. This helps ensure that any known security vulnerabilities are patched and that your website is as secure as possible.
- Use a strong, unique password for your Joomla administrator account and regularly change it. Avoid using easily guessable passwords such as “admin” or “password” and consider using a password manager to help you generate and manage strong, unique passwords.
- Use two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Joomla administrator account. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to enter a code from your mobile phone in addition to your password when logging in to your website.
- Limit access to your Joomla administrator dashboard to only trusted users. If possible, only grant access to users who need it and consider setting up separate administrator accounts for different users with different levels of access.
- Consider using a security extension or plugin for Joomla, such as AdminTools, to help protect your website from common security threats. These types of extensions can help block malicious requests, limit login attempts, and alert you to potential security issues.
- Regularly scan your website for malware and vulnerabilities using a website security scanner such as Sucuri or Anti-Malware. This can help you identify and fix any potential security issues before they are exploited by hackers.
- Regularly back up your Joomla website, including the database and all files, so that you can restore your website if it is compromised or lost. This can help minimize the impact of a security breach and get your website back up and running quickly.