Hacking is a very serious problem for the today’s Websites. It is important to pay a lot of attention to the security of your hosting account, most especially your cpanel. It should be well-protected to prevent hackers from taking full control of your website.
Below is how you can protect your hosting account (cpanel).
Always ensure that you use a password that cannot be guessed. Some people set a password which is easy to remember for easy access. It is strongly recommended to avoid using passwords which consist of dictionary words, names of your relatives, friends or pets, important dates, cities, etc. These passwords are not secure as it is really easy to find such information about you, especially if you have an account in any of social networks.
So I strongly advice you to use passwords which consist of randomly mixed low and capital letters, special symbols and digits. And it should not be less than eight symbols. You can use any special program for passwords generation as well as in-built cPanel password generator. It can be found in cPanel >> Password & Security.
Two Factor-Authentication adds an extra layer of security to your cPanel account in addition to your username and password by requiring access to the phone number associated with your account. Without your smartphone, you cannot log in.