Cyber-security is sadly something which has only come into the popular subconscious in the last decade or so. An area that is certainly not immune is web hosting and website management.

It’s likely that if you have a website then you might pride yourself on already understanding some of the threats which are out there for you and your website.

Which plugins will lock out the bad guys?

Sucuri Security

The Sucuri Security plugin offers both free and paid versions, yet the majority of websites should be fine with the free plugin. As for the free features, the plugin comes with security activity auditing for seeing how well the plugin is protecting your website.

It has file integrity monitoring, blacklist monitoring, security notifications, and security hardening.


Jetpack is made by people from WordPress itself so it’s one of the more popular options for security for your WordPress. Jetpack has a variety of uses, pertaining to social media, website speed and spam protection.

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iThemes security

The iThemes Security plugin (previously known as Better WP Security) is one of the more impressive ways to protect your website, with over 30 offerings to prevent things like hacks and unwanted intruders.

It has a strong focus on recognizing plugin vulnerabilities, obsolete software, and weak passwords.

Google authenticator

Google Authenticator offers a two-factor authentication option for your site. It’s a one-off feature: Google Authenticator only offers this security, in a very simplistic way.

And yet, it is actually a fabulously good option for a lot of people. GA will offer you a second layer of security at any login portal.

Wordfence security

Wordfence Security is one of the most popular WordPress security plugins, and for good reason. This gem pairs simplicity with powerful protection tools, such as the robust login security features and the security incident recovery tools.

One of the main advantages of Wordfence is the fact that you can gain insight into overall traffic trends and hack attempts.

Security Ninja

Security Ninja has a great selection of features attached to its free package, which makes it a valuable resource for those wanting to do security on a budget.

The main plug-in, and the only one you can get in the free deal, performs over 50 checks to various points of the login process, as well as monitoring user passwords to get read of weak login information and educate users on security.

Short conclusion

They say purchasing real estate is one of the best investments you can make. For such a high-value investment would you not want to protect it to the best of your ability?

That’s why you buy insurance and consider setting up an alarm system or some security cameras.

And you should think the same way when it comes to your WordPress website.