There's nothing worse for website owner than to see all of his work altered or entirely wiped out as a result of cyber-attack?
You’ve worked hard on your website spending a considerable amount of time to build it – so it’s also important to take the time to protect it with these basic cyber attack protection tips! Above all, in this article, we will teach you how to check if a website is safe and what you can do to make your secure.
In addition to backup, which should be done on the regular basis, taking the following these seven tips will help protect your website from cyber attacks:
1. Install security plugins, when possible
Once you’ve updated everything, you will make your website more secure with this plugins that actively protect your website from hackers.
Whether you have a CMS-managed site or HTML pages – take a look at SiteLock. SiteLock provides daily monitoring for everything from malware detection to vulnerability identification to active virus scanning and more.
2. Use HTTPS
Today many consumers always look for the green https in their browser bar any time providing sensitive information to a website. These signs are already well known and recognizable by internet users. They signal that it’s safe to provide financial information on that particular webpage.
In July 2018, with the release of Chrome 68 Google started to mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.” This alerts website visitors if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate installed. An SSL certificate is important because it provides the secure transfer of information – such as credit cards, personal data, and contact information – between your website and the server. Search engines now give more importance to website security than ever because they want users to have a positive and safe experience browsing the web. Considering this, a search engine may rank the websites without SSL lower in search results.
How this might affect your business? For example, if you own an online store, where visitors provide you with sensitive information like a credit card number, you need to invest in an SSL Certificate. SSL will offer extra level of encryption to your customers making your website more secure and trustworthy.
At Hostimul, we take a serious view on website security and want to make it easy for our customers to be secure. All our hosting plans come with a free SSL certificate. The SSL certificate will be automatically activated for your account.