In 2020, securing a website, blog or a ecommerce website is too hard. The reason was many security loops. Most of the website owners terrifying topic or subject is “securing a website from hackers”. In a survey says that small business owners are 3% victims of all data breaches. Website is a brand of a business. So protect your website, blogs or ecommerce website with the following tips.

  1. Install SSL Certificates: Most of the Website owners approach cheap (less expensive) freelancer, website designers, Web Developer  or web agencies. They don’t keep in mind that website needs security, speed and reliable. The letters in “https” stand for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. Any webpage that uses this protocol is secure. Those pages exist on a specific server and are protected. Any page that contains a login or asks for payment information needs to be on this secure system. With that said, it is possible to set up your entire website using https.
  2. Install FIREWALLS: Use secure Hosting company for Web Hosting. Most of the Hosting companies forget Security updates, patches and CSF plugins. Don’t use cheap hosting and servers.  
  3. Update programming languages: Use secure programming languages like java, python, asp.net & PHP framework. These languages keep on getting updates and versions. So update your website, blog or ecommerce application with latest versions. Keep your website code clean and remove unnecessary code lines in it.
  4. Update your CMS Platform: It is crucial to keep all platforms or scripts you’ve installed up-to-date. Hackers aggressively target security flaws in popular web software, and the programs need to be updated to patch security holes.
  5. Make sure your password secure: Hackers frequently utilize sophisticated software that use brute force to crack passwords. To protect against brute force, passwords should be complex, containing uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numerals, and special characters. It is best for passwords to be at least 10 characters long.
  6. Avoid file uploads: Don’t allow unnecessary file formats. Just use pdf, .csv, jpeg, png & xml. Secure folders with passwords and permissions.
  7. Watch on Database & file structure:  for Structured Query Language. It’s a type of code that manages and allows people to search for database information.
  8. Validations: Validate all forms and input fields with client side & server side validations.
  9. BACKUP YOUR DATA: Backup your site regularly. You should maintain backups of all of your website files in case your site becomes inaccessible or your data is lost. Your web host provider should provide backups of their own servers, but you should still backup your files regularly. Some content management programs have plugins or extensions that can automatically backup your site and you should also be able to back up databases and content manually.
  10. SCAN YOUR WEBSITE FOR VULNERABILITIES: It is important to regularly perform web security scans to check for website and server vulnerabilities. There are a number of free tools on the Internet that you can use to measure how secure your website is. Having a professional perform security scans on your website will provide an in-depth review and explanation of the vulnerabilities on your website.
  11. HIRE A SECURITY EXPERT: Developing a relationship with a firm that provides security services can be a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your website. While the small things can be taken care of on your own, there are many security measures that should be handled by an expert. Companies providing security services can regularly scan your website for vulnerabilities, perform full website security audits, monitor for malicious activity, and be on hand whenever repair is needed. You and your team must always be vigilant in protecting your website, and these practical tips represent only the most basic methods. Never stop seeking security protections for your website. Don’t let the bad guys win.
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