After you create a website that gets a good amount of traffic you will start to attract hackers. It will happen! My high ranking sites have all been attacked and it’s almost impossible to stop, but it is quite easy to recover.
My site is hosted on Go Daddy and it is definitely not a Go Daddy related problem, as I have had sites hacked on other hosting companies. The reason I have all my sites on Go Daddy now is because Go Daddy has given me the easiest solution to fixing a hacked site. They actually helped me fix everything for free.
In this article I’ll show you how easy it is to recover from a hacker attack.
Fixing the Site
What to do Next
Now you want to change the password for your FTP account. You can do that by:
Change your WordPress Password
Reinstall WordPress Automatically
Often when a site is hacked, your WordPress Installation is messed up. Thankfully it is easy to reinstall WordPress without deleting your content. Here is how you reinstall WordPress:
Everything should be fixed and back to it’s original form. Their are numerous ways hacker’s break into your site which I have talked about in previous tutorials. Normally they enter SQL and PHP commands in unprotected text input boxes on your website. Because WordPress has so many Plugin’s that are not properly protected and because there are so many high ranking WordPress sites they are and will remain a target.
Don’t Worry about your Shopping Cart
On every site I have ever had hacked I have never had a problem with hackers getting at my shopping cart information. I want it to be known, that I’m not challenging any hacker’s here! I know you can do pretty much whatever you want. But, what they normally are doing is just proving to themselves, that they can break in. They normally then leave and don’t do anything terribly damaging. I’m thankful for that.
I hope I helped anyone that has been hacked? If you have any questions leave them below.
Till Next Time…
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