How to improve website security

How to Improve Website Security

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In this age of digitization, where everything’s online, and everyone is using the internet to find what they need. As a business owner, it is very important to secure your identity online. While there can be many different factors that might influence your website security. In this post, we’ll uncover a few common method which can be used to improve website security.

1) HTTPS Enabled

Generally, HTTPS stands for hypertext transfer protocol for secured & safe communication. An SSL certificate is necessary to improve the reliability and faster (more secure) uploading of a website through servers, even when your server engagement is high. An SSL secured website has content protection ability and hence shows a secured or not secure attribution for every website along the URL bar in your browser which further, increases end user reliability for the website. An SSL certificate encrypts the communication between the host and the server while a transaction is being processed.

We recommend using SSL security provided by Bluehost as it is an easy and effective way to encrypt your website. When you are done installing the SSL certificate, your HTTP protocol will upgrade to a fresh HTTPS which also puts the functioning of HTTP2 and Brotli to work. An SSL certificate can be installed manually but some providers may provide you with an automated approach. It is generally valid until 90 days, and we need to renew it every time but as we all know, the world is advancing. So, this process is also simplified as some of the hosting servers provide it in their package only on an annual basis.

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2) Third-party Cookies

Most of the time when browsing online products we sometimes encounter excess ads due to third-party cookies trackability. Hackers (or attackers) can use the same to perform attacks like SQL injection and XSS which may not only compromise your website performance, but data too. Many security products like Cloudflare, GlobalSign, and other site protectors can be used to prevent these. One thing we must consider before using any of these product is that the latency introduced in the website, so choose only as per your needs and try appointing a professional to do the job for you.

3) Firewalls & Antivirus

whether the product is offline or online, you can encounter attacks anytime and it can be of any types of viruses or trojans. To protect your website from these cases, mostly a firewall comes off as the first line of defense. A firewall is just a partition designed to prevent any unauthorized data packet from entering into the network. So, it is always advised to keep it ON and then further, personalize your antivirus software to help against major in breach in order to keep the performance of website up to date.

4) Update Your Protocols on a Regular Basis

We always suggest you to stay updated with your software protocols and suites to prevent any attack from former viruses to harm your server. Nowadays, latest technologies come with security features integrated but still, you must employ advanced security measures for yourself.

Conclusion

These were a few methods you may employ for your security enhancement. Need someone to do it for you? Head to our contact page and let us know your requirements. We’ll be happy to help you!

 

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