Do you have a website that needs to be looked at in terms of Maintenance & Security?
This article will shed some light on what's involved.
Website Security is one of the main areas that will help you keep your business safe online, especially if you sell things online.
every day, cybercriminals compromise thousands of websites. Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page - including the site owner - Google
Resources online suggest roughly 30,000 websites are hacked on a daily basis, and also that hackers don't really care whether the website they are hacking is for a business that turns over $30,000 or $300,000, so it is imperial to make sure you stay protected and what to do in case you do get hacked.
The main point that will prevent your website from getting hacked is obviously website security.
You will have to make sure your website is up to date and protected.
Some of the main key points to help you with staying protected are (not limited to);
SSL Certificates, bot protection, password cracking protection, making sure you contact forms are secure and more!
"But Terry" you might say, " I don't know how any of this works or what it is!".
Well, this is why there are professionals who do this for a living!
A reputable company will do the following:
Regular Backups and making sure there's a Recovery if anything ever happens to you website.
Keeping the System up to date and upgrade if necessary.
Virus and malware protection & removal.
Security auditing and more.
These services are not provided by your hosting company so DO NOT assume once your website is hosted and online that you're done.
Think of it as a car, you buy it, drive it to go where you need to go, and service it to make sure it runs whenever you need to use it. A website is exactly the same. You hire a professional to design it, make it come true, get a hosting company to host it, get it online and running, and maintain it to make sure it keeps running as it should.
A professional will make sure your website stays safe from DDoS attacks, Brute Force, Viruses, run daily website scanners to make sure your website is "healthy" and also make sure the website does not get spammed and of course, hacked.
There are many platforms websites are built on, the main platform is WordPress however there's also Drupal, Magento & Joomla just to name a few so really website security is not as simple as it sounds as processes change depending on the platform the website is on.
"So Terry, what options do i have?"
Well, you really only have two options;
A - You spend time online to research how all of it works, then spend time actually testing and trialling risking you messing up the website and all the plugins you might have, OR
B - Hire a professional who already knows all the ins and outs, who will make sure your website either keeps running smoothly or solves the issues you might be having as soon as possible so you're back up and running safely.
"Jees Terry, you seem to know quite a bit about this" - well i did research it myself and found the best article on website maintenance and security so far.