STEP: HOW TO ENSURE YOUR NEW BUSINESS WEBSITE IS SECURE
Website security involves making sure your website and other related sources are not compromised. Hackers and the likes have attacked websites across the globe and web owners are now made to ensure their websites are safe and secure and users can be rest assured of the safety of their data especially when they are to use their credit cards and other very delicate information.
In order to prevent such attacks and in other words, ensure your website is secured, there are some steps to be taken. As mentioned earlier, websites that require that customers put in their financial details are susceptible to attacks and even as the attack might be primarily against the customer, companies with such websites would most definitely lose the value of their brand and this certainly results in dwindling sales and revenue.
To avoid such a situation, first do your homework and carry out a research on the web hosting services you have in mind to use. Web hosting services that provide protection and security for your website and data of customers should be selected. While the largely shared web hosting is common due to its affordability, the level of security is relatively low. The dedicated hosting on the other hand cost more but is high secured. It is therefore important that you decide on the type of hosting service that is best for your business based on these factors.
A safe server is another requirement for building a secure website. This is particularly true for website owners that are not able to take the dedicated hosting service. This option requires that you put in some additional security tools to ensure the privacy and protection of the website.
There are a number of options to ensure the security of your website. Server foundation, operating system, and the likes can be installed with the needed security features to ensure that your website and customers are safe.
Especially for e-commerce sites, customers find it easy to put in their details when the website is verified by an internet security tool. It is therefore not uncommon to see such sites with the “verified by…” inscription. This is to guarantee the security of the customer details.
Website security is a very important aspect of building a website and no thanks to the continuing ingenuity of hackers, it is important that web owners constantly update their sites and keep up with the latest security measures.
Explain what is involved in ensure a secure site, why it’s important, also mention what people will look for on a site before they are willing to punch in their credit card information into your site, etc. You will see on some sites “Verified by…”