How do I create a strong password?
It is extremely important to use a strong password for securing all your services. This could be your cPanel account, email account or any other part of your hosting package.
Your password should be easy to remember but very difficult to guess.
A strong password has the following characteristics:
- Is at least eight characters long.
- Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
- Does not contain a complete word.
- Does not get used on multiple accounts
- Contains uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols
Strong passwords are hard to remember!
One method to create a password that is easy to remember is to make an acronym from a unique phrase or sentence.
For example: The "like" button on Facebook is amazing.
Now take the first letter of each word in the sentence: tlbofia
Throw in some punctuation: T"L"boFiA.
Replace some of those letters with numbers for variety: T"L"b0F1A.
This leaves you with a strong password that can be easily remembered: T"L"b0F1A.
You can use a password from a password generator, for example: http://randomkeygen.com/
The only disadvantage of these passwords are that they are hard to remember.
If you do need to write down your password, do not label it as such. You should also keep it in a safe location, away from preying eyes!