— Harris Alatas
Xanthi, Thrace, Greece, November 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — While the Internet has many advantages, one disadvantage is that the more people doing business online, the easier it is for their information to be Think through malicious attacks and fraud.
In recent years, the information of billions of people has been compromised due to attacks on high-profile companies such as Yahoo, Equifax, and Uber.
Small business owners may think that due to the low profile of their business, their website is not an attractive target for cybercriminals and hackers, but this is not the case. If starting a new website or just looking for a new web hosting host, check out MyIP hosting packages.
According to a 2021 report, small businesses account for 43% of data breach victims. Small businesses must take their website security seriously, as a data breach can have serious and long-lasting consequences.
Malicious attacks can lead to temporary or permanent website deactivation, cost businesses thousands of euros, and erode customer trust if their personal information is leaked through the website. Choosing a web hosting provider that takes website security seriously is key to protecting your business, your website, and its customers.
Below is an overview of web hosting security best practices to look for when choosing a provider for your website, as well as some steps you can take to secure your website. Security is a major concern when considering a web hosting plan. However, there is no single feature that makes one hosting platform more secure than any other.
Instead, a set of individual factors contribute to the overall security of web hosting. Most web hosting companies employ at least some standard security measures, but that doesn’t tell you how secure they are compared to their competitors. It’s important to consider several different security measures a web hosting company may take to keep your website safe.
When you buy web hosting, you’re primarily buying server space to host the files that make up your website. Securing physical servers from threats is the first step in being confident that the data stored on those servers is safe.
The data center where the server is located should be secure and only accessible by the web hosting company’s personnel responsible for installing and maintaining the hardware. Best practices include controlled access points, security cameras, motion detectors, and secure cabinet installations to prevent bad actors from physically damaging servers.
Server rooms are also vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters such as power outages, fires, and floods. To alleviate these problems, server rooms should be waterproof and fireproof, have backup generators, and hardware racks should be bolted to the floor, ceiling, or walls.
Companies that back up their data at an off-site location add an extra layer of protection. Always consider the location of your company’s data center and try to avoid areas prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
Consistent threat monitoring is critical to quickly identify and resolve issues before they escalate into more serious attacks and breaches. Just as web hosts should limit who has physical access to their servers, virtual access should also be limited. Not paying attention to who can connect to the server and what information can be seen can easily lead to a data breach.
Web hosting providers should use the Secure Sockets Shell (SSH) network protocol or equivalent login access. SSH facilitates remote and secure management of systems and applications using strong password authentication, public key authentication, and encrypted data communications. Many web hosting providers will explicitly state whether they allow SSH access.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption ensures that if someone tries to intercept data being transmitted over the Web, they will only see gibberish, unintelligible characters. SSL encryption is an integral part of website security, especially for e-commerce sites, and many web hosting providers now include free SSL certificates in their hosting packages.
If not, all business owners should obtain an SSL certificate separately. Not only does this help protect businesses and their customers, but search engines are increasingly flagging websites without SSL certificates as “not safe,” which can turn off visitors.
A web application firewall (WAF) provides additional protection for web applications by filtering and monitoring HTTP traffic and protecting web applications from attacks. Look for web hosting providers that offer host-level or cloud-based WAFs.
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