Protect Your Website From Hacking Or Malware

The purpose of website security also referred to as cyber security is to protect your website’s data by preventing, detecting and responding to any hacking or malware attacks.

All websites and web servers that host them are prone to hacking and malware attacks risks,   The best thing you can do as a website owner is to put some safeguards in place.

If your website and servers are not well protected, hackers could get away with important information such as stealing personal information entered on your website, credit card information, usernames and passwords etc.

Some website owners might think their websites or blogs are not that important enough to hackers because there is no important information to steal. You might think that hackers are only interested in e-Commerce sites that have credit card transactions or websites that require users to enter personal information.

Unfortunately this thinking is wrong! Why? Simply because hackers and malware don’t always hack into your site to steal information.  In most cases they will attack your web server to use it as a platform to attack other bigger sites or to send out spam and phishing emails.

Hackers can use your server to send out all sorts of illegal files if your web server is not protected.  So, you can now see that whether you are running a fully blown e-Commerce website or a simple personal blog you need website security in place.

Your website is just like your home.  You would not leave your doors and windows open day and night would you?  While thieves can always find a way to break in we don’t make it easier for them by unlocking the doors.   We protect our homes with locks, security cameras etc.

Leaving your website and servers unprotected is the same as leaving your home and car doors open every day. Here are two powerful tools that you can put in place to protect your website.

1.  SSL Certificate

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is used to protect important information such as credit cards, login information and other personal information entered on your website by a site visitor or customers.

Once the SSL Certificate has been issued and installed on your server, it immediately activates a padlock and the https:// protocol.  This allows secure communication between your website visitor’s browser and your web server.  Any information entered on your website by a user or customer will be encrypted.

Most people don’t realize that whenever information is entered on a website it is passed from multiple computers before reaching the destination server.  If you do not have an SSL Certificate in place to encrypt the information, any computer in between your web browser and the server can see and capture that information.

Beginning 2017 search engines such as Google started recommending that all sites install SSL. In 2018 they started taking this seriously and they are no longer ranking websites that have no SSL Certificates.

A lot of payment processors like PayPal are also recommending that anyone who use their service to receive website payment install SSL to protect customers information from being hijacked by hackers during a transaction.

You can click the image below to see our SSL Certificate Plans and start safeguarding your website today.

2.  Website Security

This is a hassle free protection against hackers and malware service that help keep your website and your web visitors safe.  It also protects your server from being used as a platform for illegal botnets, spam, phishing or bitcoin mining.

Malware attacks do not discriminate between popular and unpopular websites, every website is a target.  Malwares are automated and randomly hits any site that has some type of weakness or vulnerability.

Without proper website security hackers will have a field day with your web server and plant all sorts of malicious activities in it.  A website security tool is your best option to help proactively prevent your website from attacks.  It also regularly scans your entire server to detect any attack or malware and if any is found, it is removed immediately.

Google usually blacklists websites that determined to be risky.  With website security, your website will be reported to Google as safe website and they will remove it from their list of blacklisted websites.

In addition to having a good website security service in place make sure to keep your website updated. If you are running a WordPress blog keep your WordPress version and plugins up to date.

Having a website security in place is similar to locking your door or insuring your car. You do not do it because you have a guarantee that a burglary or an accident will occur.  You do it because you know if you don’t and it happen, the outcome would be very devastating.

You can start protecting your website today with our website security service.  Click the image below to see available website security plans.

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SSL Website Protectiion

You would never leave your house or your car unlocked because you make it easy for thieves.  The same applies to your website.  If you do not protect your website by locking it with SSL you make it easy for online thieves to steal information such as credit cards, login usernames and passwords.  Get your website protected today!

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