Hackers can get into all types of websites - from personal to business. If you do business online, you know how important it is to keep your company's website safe and secure. With these tips, you will learn how to keep your website safe from hackers.
Set up a Password that is Secure
The first step to preventing hackers the access to your website is, of course, setting up a secure password- much like a door that keeps intruders out of your home. When setting up a strong password, you are usually prompted to include a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters (#,&,*,?, etc.). Secure passwords should be made nearly impossible to guess. But even this isn't always enough to make is secure.
Hackers may still be able to breech the security of a website that is guarded by a strong password. In order to make it harder for hackers to gain total access, here are some ways to make your passwords even more secure:
Use a different password than the ones for your email, databases, website servers, and bank accounts.
Have a variety of passwords for each of those different accounts.
Change all passwords frequently.
Use a VPN to Keep Your Information Private
A VPN is a program that keeps your input and internet browsing completely private. A VPN can also change your virtual location so you access sites that may be blocked in your physical region. In regard to website security, VPN is important for keeping information like server access points and passwords. Some VPNs may detract from your speed, but there are fast VPNs that are designed to handle large volumes of information and input.
Don't Give Away Too Much Information
Error messages are often overlooked by website owners, but they are a wealth of security information for hackers. Each time that you have a problem with a password or other security issue, you are prompted to send an error message. You should send very little information in these error messages, so that hackers aren't getting information about your website and security measures from your message. Be careful to never mention security features you have in place.
Update Your Software
While this may seem like common sense, software updates are definitely crucial for website security. You must be prepared because hackers are always coming up with new techniques and software. You need to stay ahead of the game by updating yours as needed.
To ensure your computer is updated in time, set up automatic recurring updates. It's like having an alarm system that sounds (updates) as soon as there is a possibility of getting attacked.
Run a Website Security Check
After you have used these extra methods for your website security, put them to the test by running a website security test. This test is offered by many companies online. It will allow you to see where the weak spots are and prompt you on how to fix them. In addition, a it can provide tips for making your website more secure.
We find all the above security measures as necessary for our website clients. By following these tips to keep your website safe from hackers, you can substantially reduce threats to your website and to your business as a whole.
Written By Mike Tungate
Hello! I am the Web Services Manager @ EnvisionIT Solutions. I create beautiful websites, branding and marketing systems for businesses. Let me know if you have any questions. I am an avid photographer and a lover of musical instruments.