Why Can’t I Access My Website Administration From Every Computer?


Unfortunately today statistics show that there are over 30,000 websites hacked on a daily basis.  That is an astounding number to comprehend. Think of 30,000 businesses having to react daily to fight off defacement of their website and script uploads that conduct phishing and other nefarious activities.

As a website owner you want to make sure you have good protection for your business so you don’t consistently suffer from these issues.  That’s where we come in to help.  We want to keep your business protected from hacking and any other problems and in order to do this we need to employ certain protective techniques.  These techniques are not all powerful and won’t guarantee your website will never be hacked but they help reduce the likelihood of it and keep a good portion of the attempts at bay.

Why you can’t access your website admin from every computer:

Now that we’ve covered the issue of hacking we will answer this question. One of the many security procedures we use to help rebuff hacking attempts is by restricting IPs from getting to an administrative login url. For example, if you regularly use www.mydomainname.com/wp- admin as your login url we may ask you for your IP and BLOCK all other IPs from getting to that page. This is because hackers many times send out scripts looking for that login url and when they find it they use scripts to automatically try to brute force the username and password and then get into your site.

It’s a Pain in the Backside!!

We know you probably want to access your website from anywhere in the world. You may also want to give employees certain accesses to get in as well.  We know that it is not a convenient thing to try to get into your site and to not have instant access. It is a pain in the backside.  However, it is a much worse option to have your site defaced and / or hacked so that it’s sending out phishing emails, or anything else for that matter.  It takes hours to clean a website once it’s been hacked. That is all time your site would be down or defaced. Instead we incorporate these types of security measures to reduce that kind of downtime. With our service you can request individual IPs to be allowed to access your login page so that you have more website Uptime rather than downtime.

If you have concerns or would like to investigate other or additional ways to protect your website please feel free to contact us or open a ticket to review.