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    Hosting Guru thefunfans is on a distinguished road
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    Protecting your site

    How can you protect your website from hackers, viruses etc? Is there something you can do, or is it the hoster's job?

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    HWHT Starter metalhead is on a distinguished road
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    how do viruses even get on your site? and can u scan ur site with a anti-virus program e.g norton??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ****lhead
    how do viruses even get on your site? and can u scan ur site with a anti-virus program e.g norton??
    Well, it is possible for a virus to get onto the server that hosts your site. In that case, it's very possible that your site could be affected. It actually happened to one of my previous hosts once and what happened was that it redirected a site hosted on that server to another site every 10 or so times the hosted site was accessed.

    @thefunfans, this is not your job, unless you operate the server on which your site is hosted. If you purchase hosting from someone else, then make sure that their ToS protects you from attacks like this (ie. you get a refund should something like this happen, they store daily back-ups, etc)

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    You can protect your website to install firewall, antivirus and plugins.

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    To protect the websites you need to have a website vulnerability scanner that can secure your website against top vulnerabilities and threats.
    ESDS VTMScan is one such vulnerability scanner that safeguards your website.
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    The most important thing is; instead of using HTTP; you should switch to HTTPS. Moving your website to the HTTPS protocol essentially means adding an encryption layer of TLS (Transport Layer Security) or SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to your HTTP making your users’ and your own data extra secure from hacking attempts.

    Another salient issue to consider is that hackers can also gain access to your site’s data by going straight to the source and hacking into your admin directories. Hackers can use scripts that scan all the directories on your web server for giveaway names like ‘admin’ or ‘login’ etc. To avoid this problem, make the admin directories difficult to spot.

    Next, you can build layers of security around your website. I mean install antivirus software on your desktop computer. Before browsing the web, you should also have a security system to serve as your website’s first line of defense against hacking attacks. A Web Application Firewall is that first line of defense. It is designed to inspect incoming traffic, provide and weed out malicious requests such as offering protection from SPAM, brute force attacks, SQL Injections and so on…

    You can also use strong password and make sure to change it regularly. I strongly advice you to make your password a combination of alphanumeric characters, symbols, upper and lower case characters which will be difficult to guess. Ensure that you do not use the same password for all your different website logins.

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