If you own a WordPress site, then you should be careful about your website security. To successfully run a blog, business or online store, you need to make sure your website is totally safe.
Customers visit your website, purchase products and pass sensitive information like passwords, credit card details etc. If there is a place to infiltrate to your website, then hackers can steal your customers’ data.
When it comes to website security, then there are many things you can do to harden your WordPress security.
However, a great place to improve your website security is to add HTTP security headers in your WordPress site which makes sure you are staying up to date with the finest security practices.
HTTP security headers add another layer of security by helping to alleviate attacks and security vulnerabilities.
In this article, we will discuss what HTTP response headers are and how to add HTTP security headers in WordPress.
What are HTTP Security Headers?
When a user visits a website through a web browser, the server reacts with HTTP Response Headers. These headers inform the web browser how to act throughout its interaction with the website. These headers generally consist of metadata such as cache control, status error codes, content-encoding, etc.
By utilizing HTTP response headers, you can harden your website security and also prevent/mitigate attacks.
For example, by adding the strict-transport-security, you can force all the latest web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari to communicate with your website over HTTPS only.
Let’s have a look at 6 HTTP security headers,
- HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
Let’s say you have a site example.com, and you set up an SSL/TLS certificate to move from HTTP to HTTPS.
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