How to Create a Secure Website

Follow these 7 steps to keep your client sites secure.

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Avoid unverified plug-ins

Plug-ins are more vulnerable to attack, because they require manual updates every time a software bug is fixed. Avoid having to update your web apps or add-ons by using a centralized website platform that updates them for you.

Enable HTTPS

Protect your clients and their customers by encrypting data with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). You’ll know your sites are secure when you see HTTPS at the beginning of the URL.

Filter threats with a WAF (Web Application Firewall)

Prevent data loss or worse, an entire host takeover. Use a web application firewall to help protect your server and filter out these threats.

Use a hosting platform that guards against malware

Malware can damage or steal your data. Be sure to use a web hosting platform that frequently scans for malware and protects your sites with firewalls and antivirus programs.

Create strong passwords

Get smart about your passwords by following a few guidelines to keep them strong:

  • Use at least 8 random letters, numbers and symbols

  • Avoid any personal info like names, addresses or phone numbers

  • Never reuse or share your passwords

  • Change your passwords every few months

Backup your website

Stay on the safe side and schedule frequent website backups, so you don’t lose all your hard work. You can also use a website building platform that autosaves your drafts and makes it easy to duplicate your sites.

Choose a safe web hosting platform

Guarantee site safety and use a centralized website building platform that protects and maintains your client sites.

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