Before we start you need to know that no password is completely hacker-safe …but having a strong password certainly helps to keep them out and your site safe.
Now, strong passwords are usually impossible to remember because they’re going to be a jumble of letters and numbers that make no sense to you but here’s a great little tip I learned from Hostgator’s support team.
Making Your Password Strength ‘Very Strong’
Make up a simple sentance that is relevant to your own life and that you’ll remember easily after a few repetitions, such as “I have 3 children and 1 dog. Tom Nancy Oliver and Rocky”.
Note: To help remember the passwords correctly I’ve made a couple of password ‘rules’ for myself, so I always know that: in place of a fullstop I use an underscore _ (some sites don’t allow fullstops in passwords) and I never include a fullstop (underscore) at the end of the sentance.
So the above sentance cuts down to make the following password which is a good mixture of numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters with the underscore thrown in for good measure:
I – capital ‘I’ as it’s the beginning of the sentance
h – have
3 – the number of children
c – children
a – and
1 – number of dogs
d – dog
_ – underscore is for the fullstop as some sites won’t accept a fullstop
T – Tom
N – Nancy
O – Oliver
a - and
R – Rocky