The WordPress CMS is at its core very secure and stable. There are however steps you can take to go the extra mile in securing your website and reduce the possibility of attacks taking down your website. The aspects discussed here are guidelines and not hard and fast rules. As a website owner, you are to keep updated with the very latest website security measures.
Let's look at some things you can do immediately to make your website more secure.
1. Keep Your WordPress Core Updated
2. Update Your Login Password
Make your password very long and keep it to yourself at all times
3. Install a WordPress Security Plugin.
A favourite among the WP community is Sucuri Scanner. It's not a free solution but it's worth every cent.
4. Add your site to Cloudflare
Cloudflare acts as a proxy between visitors and your server which helps to protect your website against DDoS attacks.