Website security is an important aspect of your online services. Identitiy theft and your customer's peace of mind is paramount to making your online services a success.
If like a lot of our clients you might use Joomla or Wordpress as your website management software. If you do then you have specific considerations regarding your website security. These software packages like most software need to be kept up to date with cores software and security upgrades. Malicious internet users exist and they do not have good intentions. Some like to deface your website services for fun, others like to get access for more nefarious reasons. Either way a disruption to your website services costs you time, money and client confidence. Proper website security maintenance is a necessity. We recommend using Wordfence and Securi plugins for Wordpress and RSFirewall for Joomla. If you would like Hosting Australia to manage this for you then we have some excellent security maintenance plans available.
Occasionally website packages need major upgrades. Hosting Australia can do that for you also. Just contact us, and our sales team will give you a call.
If you have e-commerce services or an online shop you will need an SSL Certificate. This allows you to use the 'HTTPS' protocol and encrypt your customer's web traffic from their browser to your website. It also gives customers the confidence that they are dealing with a real, validated organisation. If you don't know what SSL Certificate to choose then take a look at our article: Types of SSL Certificates for a simple explanation.
Bad Security can affect your Google listing!
Google now has processes that block your website search engine listing if it detects malware or a security problem on your website. This can destroy your SEO. Keep your site updated to prevent this!
Bad Security puts your data and your client's data at risk!
Bad security can expose valueable data to identity thieves. Don't take the risk callHosting Australia and discuss a security assessment for your website.