One of the key prioritized criteria looking out for a great web hosting company is the availability of the web hosting provider in offering some of the latest security measures and controls to their clients, to have their website well protected against any internet break-in or computer hackers and even spam. A safe customer is a contended customer to start with. With security being highly emphasized by most of the web-masters today, it is not surprising to find that web hosting providers have become more inclined to offer security features to their clients than the last century.
The existence of unscrupulous hackers over at the Internet are always there waiting for opportunities to break into your server and get their hands on those highly private and confidential information such as banking account number with access code, credit card numbers, ATM machine user ID and password etc.
In some of these intruding cases, apart from stealing the highly secured data from the server, they wanted to further destroy one’s server by installing some of the latest spam onto your server such as Trojan or anything which would achieve the same objective.
Getting the best security control may be on everyone’s mind, nevertheless not everyone can afford the highly complex and sophisticated security software in real life because they can be very expensive and in some cases, some of the software actually requires those with professional skills or professional certified to monitor closely.
If we ignore all those fancy control tools and software which may arrived to a few thousands of dollars in addition, but instead get to focus on what we can do with the existing features and options that we are having now. Here are some of the key basic tips as on how to secure your web hosting –
• Assign strong password for your website and servers –
Avoid using common password such as your birthdates or mobile numbers. These numbers get to be traced down every easily. Also one should not write down any of these passwords anywhere to avoid their traceability being exposed to any unscrupulous hackers for illegal use of highly important information.
• Installing of external firewalls –
Firewalls are the defense against hacker attacks which are necessary to be installed at your website for they will monitor all the traffic coming into your website, where they will block those with bewildered and unidentified identity from accessing the particular website for safety and precautionary purpose. External firewalls are better than internal firewalls because of their different codes of control which makes the security code harder to be broken by any intruders.
• Anti-virus software –
It is vital for the website owner to ensure that his servers are installed with one of the best anti-virus software from the market. Consistent periodic updates are necessary in making sure that the virus utility is always being posted with the latest virus databases. This is to ensure that your servers are being protected at all time against any harmful viruses or illegal spam activities trying to damage and destroy your server.