How can you prevent your website from being hacked?
Your website is being targeted by hackers daily! All websites are being targeted daily by countless hackers every day to steal important information present on these websites. This is a serious concern and now, there are many useful web security applications available to make your website secure along with other websites.
The following are some of the web security features that are most important for your website to be secured.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
If your website intends on selling products or services, then this is the most important feature that should be included in your website. SSL provides the necessary security and privacy in web oriented communication systems. The two basic features of SSL are:
1.) SSL keeps check on every message that is exchanged over the internet. SSL also creates a secured network between the computers. Secure Shell Host (SSH) is another encryption server service that has been integrated by some web hosts for the web security purpose. This prevents the necessity for additional installation of security softwares. This may also reduce the requirement of additional installation of security protocols.
Optional session caching is one of the important features of SSL which optimizes all network connections or activities. This secures and optimizes the communication processes.
2.) SSL protocol keeps absolute privacy during web-oriented communications by using the symmetric cryptography. Web-oriented communications may include monetary transaction between two participating sites as well.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used to transfer the text data, audios, videos, other multimedia files, or graphics to the web server from your personal computer or web server. Web servers which make use of this File Transfer Protocol are usually secured, as this feature allows the users to securely transfer the files from one server to another. This allows users to create specific FTP accounts. User names and passwords can be assigned to each of the FTP accounts. This makes sure that only the owner of the FTP account can transfer the files over that particular FTP account.
SFTP (Secured File Transfer Protocol)
The Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), FTP, and SSH are provided by some web hosts for additional web security to protect the web content on the websites hosted on their web servers. Using these features, you can effectively prevent web hackers from hacking your website.
SSH (Secure Shell Host)
Secure Shell Host (SSH) is perhaps the most expert security feature used to look after the web communication methods. There are encrypted channels present through which users can access different computers over the Internet and carry out certain specific commands from a distant place. SSH protects the transfer process of digital content between computers connected through the internet. This process also prevents hackers from stealing your valuable data.
Though spamming does not directly affect your website, it can affect your business gradually over a period of time. Usually, the free web host servers are the ones which get affected by this spamming. Spam messages usually carry harmful virus, spy-wares, and other kind of harmful applications with them which can harm your computer or infect your website’s important files. It also affects the bandwidth and the disk space of your web hosting server. So, there should be an anti-spam program or tool installed in your website to prevent spam and, in turn, make your website very secured.
Protecting The Hot Links
Protecting the hot links on the site is one of the most important features that you need. Hot linking occurs when another website shows the images or hyper-links, present on your website, on their website. This acts as a theft of your data. So, it is important to protect your content from such stealing acts. It also affects the bandwidth and the disk space of your website. So, to protect your website, you need to take care of the hot linking by having special preventive web tools to save your website from the thefts.
Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks are some of the oldest known threats targeting the operating systems. This is still a very difficult problem with no known effective solutions. They slow down the web servers. This slowing down affects all the websites present on that particular web server. The anti-DDOS software is now available and is included in the firewall and router. All these important security features are now being implemented by most of the web hosts in their web servers effectively.