Ensuring the security of your website is critical, especially when using popular Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. This guide outlines best practices for maintaining the security of websites built with these platforms on Cubes Hosting.

General Security Best Practices

These general security measures are essential for any CMS:

  • Regular Updates: Keep your CMS, plugins, and themes up to date to ensure all security patches are applied.
  • Strong Passwords: Use complex, unique passwords for your CMS admin, hosting control panel, and database.
  • Two-Factor Authentication: Enable this for an extra layer of security on your admin accounts.
  • Secure Hosting: Choose a hosting provider like Cubes Hosting that offers robust security features.
  • Backups: Regularly back up your website and database. Ensure backups are stored securely and are easily recoverable.

WordPress Security Best Practices

For WordPress sites:

  • Security Plugins: Install reputable security plugins to monitor and protect your site.
  • Limited Login Attempts: Use plugins to limit login attempts and thwart brute force attacks.
  • File Permissions: Correct file permissions (755 for directories and 644 for files) can prevent unauthorized access.

Joomla Security Best Practices

For Joomla sites:

  • Use Joomla Security Extensions: Enhance security with extensions specifically designed for Joomla.
  • Custom Admin Username: Avoid using 'admin' as the username for your administrator account.
  • Directory Permissions: Regularly check and correct your directory and file permissions.

Drupal Security Best Practices

For Drupal sites:

  • Drupal Security Modules: Utilize modules like Security Review for automated security checks.
  • Database Prefix: Use a unique database prefix to prevent SQL injection attacks.
  • Error Reporting: Configure error reporting to not display errors to site visitors, which can expose vulnerabilities.

Note: No matter the CMS, always keep a close eye on security advisories and updates specific to your platform.


Adhering to these best practices can significantly enhance the security of your WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal website. Regular maintenance, vigilance, and the use of robust security measures are key to protecting your site from potential threats. Remember, website security is an ongoing process and requires consistent attention.

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