Howdy everyone, today I am going to be writing on website security tips and providing a case study for everyone to see what I’m talking about. There is no way that in today’s day and age that you can be 100% secure, but you can for sure make yourself more secure online and prevent yourself from cyber attacks, not just including your website.
There are all kinds of online thugs out there that are trying to steal your information and ruin you financially. So today’s post is about what one website owner did to prevent himself from those things happening and from financial ruin.
A case study in website security
Today’s case study is about John who is the owner of www.treeservicesantamonicaca.com. As you can see from just taking a look at their site, they’ve taken quite a few measures to make sure it’s as hack-proof as possible. The first thing that you’ll notice is that they have it secured with an SSL (which at the time of this article is accurate). That means they have increased security and less attempts at hacking just because it’s almost impossible to hack an SSL site. So congratulations to John and his team for staying ahead of the curve and being on top of this.
The ‘S’ in HTTPS stands for secure. This is another security measure you can take to make sure you website doesn’t have as many hacking problems. In fact, if it’s an ecommerce site, then you’ll want to make 100% sure you are hosting with an HTTPS / secure server, as John has with his site that we’re detailing today, because you give the user confidence to browse and to order from you without compromising information. So not only are you safer but you give your customer a safer experience as well.
DEDICATED IP ADDRESS
Dedicated IP addresses are good for loading speed, as you can see John’s is unique / dedicated. There are other kinds of hosting, such as shared accounts, where if one of the sites gets hacked, it’s possible that all the sites can be hacked (if the IP address is problematic. So if you are certain to get a dedicated IP address, you’ll have less hacking and website security issues.
The final way to prevent many website problems from hacking is having malware / spam protection. I can’t tell you how many sites of mine have been hacked by that stupid Physhing software. It’s such a nuisance to remove too. But if you prevent if from happening in the first place, then it’s a lot easier to deal with. Just Google “best malware protection for my website” and you will see a few reviews (we’ve done a couple actually) for malware protection.
Do you guys have any suggestions as to how to make a website more secure? How did you like today’s case study? Is there anything else you’d like to know? Please feel free to let me know in the comments section below!