Keeping your web hosting secured is a growing concern in 2015 due to ever-rising cyber attacks worldwide. The looming threat of cyber terrorists and global attacks has always been on the rise. Let’s not forget the threat from others here at home. If someone is knowledgeable and desperate enough, they will try to achieve information from your website or just wreak havoc. That’s why more extreme measures are necessary to solidify your security of your site. Here are a 3 steps to help with the preservation of your online business.
1. Protect and Insure Your Company
It’s very difficult to recover from an attack at times. The breach concerns everyone involved with the business, including clients. If it affects their business, they will think twice about working with you in making sure their assets with the company are secure. Many times the security breaches happen within the same community. Employees that aren’t computer knowledgeable tend to not update their software or security on their machines. So compelling and regular training of the dangers of hacks can allow workers to protect the company. Checking with your insurance company is wise to find out how much protection you truly have in the event of a cyber attack. It’s best for everyone involved to be aware of the dangers and prevention methods to keep the entire business safe.
2. The Rise of WordPress
Many people are using the user-friendly avenue of hosting their site and working with WordPress. WordPress is very user-friendly but very dependent on a third-party company for your content. When the site has been a victim of web hosting hacks, panic can ensue. First you’ll need to pinpoint where the hack has been established. If it’s on the WordPress end, you’ll need to run scans and backup your files from WordPress. This may take some time to do but better take care of it instead of your business being at risk. Verify that Google hasn’t blacklisted the site for any reason. Also, check with your hosting provider. When sites are hacked and used to send out spam, blacklist authorities will flag the website IPs. Keeping in touch with your Internet provider is always wise since they can be on hand with their more advanced tools against an attack.
3. Purchase Unique Domains
In procuring new domains, try to stay away from acquiring the usual “www” and “.com” web addresses. Google is attempting to point domain owners to use other alternatives to gathering new data. They also want people to have a unique presence online, such as “joesdiner.eat.” It may not sound affirming, but hackers always go to the .com web hosting sites first. That will help to hide alternatively from would-be hackers. You shouldn’t keep all your eggs in the same basket when it comes securing against web hosting hacks. If the domain is attacked and the same company hosts the site, most likely the hosting will be cut. That’s why it’s wise to choose a web hosting provider other than with the domain controller.