Website Security

website securityWhen you hire a web developer you will be giving access to your domain information, hosting service and the back end of your website. Developers routinely have access to WordPress sites to establish and design them.

Because you have website security concerns, this may be a little disconcerting. You have been told to keep all of your access codes private and secure.

Fortunately, there are ways that you can share credentials and help reduce the amount of vulnerability that might be felt. Here are some ideas to help you understand how this usually plays out.

Building Trust

When you need to provide someone access to a vital system, you should already trust the other party to some degree.

  • We usually trust those people we have had good experiences with. Once you have had success working with a person you trust them.
  • Trust can be found by doing research on a person or company. Every person doing business should have credentials and testimonials from happy customers. Every web developer should be able to provide you with referrals.
  • Go with your own instincts. Do you feel comfortable enough to trust this person with valuable information?

Protect Yourself

Be sure your web developer has his own user name and password to your site. You can disable this just as soon as the work is completed. If you think you will need their help in the future you can give them a new user name and password.

Do not use a password you use for other accounts. Most people will use the same password over and over for all of their accounts. First of all this is never wise. You definitely do not want to give your passwords to just any one.

If you have given your developer your personal password be sure to change it after the work is done. When all the work is completed on your new website, make sure to change your password to one no one else has seen.

The Bottom Line Is Trust

The bottom line here is trust. If you don’t trust your web developer, why are you even considering them? Any web developer worth their salt is going to help you feel comfortable, and ultimately prove to you that you can trust them. You do need to share ID and passwords with your developer in order for them to set up your site. However, at the end of the day, you should keep your user name and password safe from others.

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