Finding the right Web hosting with proper security features plays a bigger impact on your site performance in the World Wide Web. To find predicting the right set of Web Hosting Security in today’s world has become more complicated.
In modern days, websites often become more vulnerable to hackers and intruders to steal user’s data. In addition, few hackers primarily intended to do identity theft on the internet.
Why web Hosting Security is Essential for all Sites?
Well, you might think that this web hosting security is essential for business or eCommerce site or sites, which deals with any financial transactions and so. However, you are wrong, data breaches are something that not everyone not aware of its vulnerability.
The Internet has no border that is its greatest strength but now its strength has turned as its weakness. The structure of the internet allows anyone from the world to access it, by using that feature people from anywhere in the world can able to view or intrude your personal details. Thus, it makes the internet a much more dangerous place to all.
Even if your site has nothing to do, cybercriminals can still make use of your site as the window for attacking other sites that are hosted on your hosting server. Besides, by using your site hackers and intruders can able to access your site viewer’s home personal computer that might lead to a devastating attack for individuals.
By keeping all those in mind, you should keep looking for a secure web hosting solution for hosting your website. Here in this article, the top 10 web hosting security checklist to be carried in this 2019 has been listed for your reference.
Web Hosting Security Checklist 2019
1. Site Backups
Having an automated site backup feature along with an easy restoring option has become inevitable for the host providers to sustain in today’s heavy competitive hosting industry. With such automated backup and easy restore, the feature will eventually reduce your site downtime during the problematic days.
2. Monitoring Server Network
Network monitoring is one of the basic activities carried by almost every host provider and ensures having a threat-free server network for their clients. In most cases, these operations are carried on an automatic basis and it is important for you to discuss with your host provider on having all the latest control and monitoring tools to detect and blocking any unusual traffic or activities taken place on the host server.
3. Firewalls and DDoS Prevention
If you own a WordPress site, then you might be in the fear of receiving DDoS because all over the world WP sites potentially receive DDoS attacks from hackers. With the DDoS attack, your site will receive a high amount of traffic and it literally shut down your site completely. So, discuss with your host provider on having a standard Firewalls and DDoS prevention techniques.
4. Antivirus & Predicting Malicious Activities
It does not matter whether it is your personal computer or a hosting server having a legitimate strong antivirus with the ability to predicting and blocking all those malicious activities is essential in this digital world. Discuss with your host provider on having strong antivirus software and unique malware defense system along with the feature of altering and deleting the malicious files.
5. Secure FTP
Almost every host provider offers you FTP access, however, SFTP Secure version of FTP often get ignored by several host provider around the world. FTP access plays a vital role in transferring large files to your host server from your local system. So, having a secured FTP is one of the essentials to safeguard your site.
6. Spam Filtering
You may think, as a spam attack is not a potential threat for your site but if your site receives a huge flood of spam it might lead to DDoS attack. Therefore, it is wise to consult with your host provider to have a legitimate anti-spam filter for your site.
7. Internal Security
Well, this might not include your hosting package from your host provider. However, every business owner or site owners need to ensure having proper internal security feature of your host server. Internal security is something that ensures your host server protected from the vulnerable attack. With such security features, the entire host server will get constant updates on its security patches along with the latest security tools.
8. SSH or Security Socket Layer (SSL)
In the world of networking, one cannot ignore the benefits of utilizing a security socket layer (SSL) protocol at the system administrator end and at the developer’s end. Establishing SSH or SSL connection at your hosting server will offer an encryption technique of all the data transactions carried in-between your site and to the host server. Owing to that, it will be impossible for hackers to breach the data transfers to your server.
9. Access Restrictions
A reliable host provider must possess the feature of restricting users or malicious individuals from access secure data or information on a hosted website on their server. To be frank, modern host providers provide a disabling login privilege by blocking the user’s IP address who tries to access the secure data of a hosted website without legal permission.
10. Regular Updates
Well, in the hosting industry, one needs to ensure about getting regular updates in all aspects including all those plug-ins, web applications, CMS updates, and so. By doing so, you can ensure locking all those loopholes and security vulnerabilities from the older versions of such software.
To be frank, a reliable web hosting service provider must do such updates on an automatic basis in order to ensure offering a stable and secure hosting solution for their clients.
Well, the above-listed points might give enough guidelines for judging needed web hosting security features on your web hosting. It is important for all site owners to discuss and ensure the presence of these security features on its hosting solution. By doing so, you can ensure having a safe and secure web hosting solution for your website.
Ashok Arora is CEO and Founder of eWebGuru a leading web hosting company of India. He is a tech enthusiast with more than 25 years of experience in Internet and Technology.
Ashok is Master in Electronics from a leading Indian university.
Ashok loves to write on cloud, servers, datacenter, virtualisation technology.