Most webhosting services provide some level of security for your website however you cannot be too cautious when it comes to the security of your website. A lot of times hackers attack the webhost to retrieve sensitive files you may have on hosting site; which can be very problematic. However there are some ways you can amplify your webhosting security. Here are a few you can start using today:
- Be Vigilant with your Passwords
One of the first things you need to do is develop a strong password for your website. Make sure the password has lowercase characters, uppercase characters, symbols and numerals in it together. This ensures that your password is strong and will be hard to crack. Another tip is to change your password regularly; maybe even once in two weeks or once a month to make sure your security is always strong and at an all time high.
- Use Virus Scanning Tools
A lot of times webhosting services provide their clients with an anti-virus tool which you can use to sweep for any viruses; big or small to make sure nothing managed to sneak its way in. Most webhosting services provide cPanel as an anti-virus tool however there might be others as well. Make sure you regularly sweep for viruses since even the smallest viruses can cause major damage if it is not discovered!
- Update, Update and Update
Make sure you have the latest updates for all your plug-ins, themes and more specially if you are using a content management system such as WordPress. When you use outdated versions what it does is leave space for hackers to attack the weak point of the outdated system and successfully hack into your webhosting. Updating everything not only makes your website run smoother since you will be using the latest versions which are the most improved versions to date but also ward off hackers. Older versions are weaker and their bugs have been identified; leaving space for hackers to use this information against you and hack into your webhosting!
There are many things which you can do as a precaution against hackers since being hacked is always a real threat. It does not matter if you think your website is too small to attract hackers; it is always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry.
— Branar C.A. (@ContactoBranar) 13 de junio de 2017