How to secure your website ?
You want to know how to secure a website in order to avoid any disappointment ? To help you in this mission which looks perilous, we decided to realize a guide including several actions to realize in order to improve the security of your site. This article will help you secure your website properly.
Choose a secure web hosting
Securing your website means choosing a high-performance and secure hosting. This is an important point since you are going to install your website there. Check that your hosting has anti-ddos protection, which continuously analyzes the data packets passing through the IP network in real time. A DDoS attack can block, temporarily or permanently, a website or an e-commerce platform.
Have an SSL certificate
An SSL certificate (free or paid depending on the hosting company) Allows you to secure your website. It consists of a data file linking a cryptographic key to the information of a website. In fact, any website must respect the HTTPS protocol. Then a small padlock preceding the URL in the address bar is visible. Thus the information sent by visitors to your site is directly directed to the web server and not a hacker who would have placed himself between the two.
Regularly update the CMS, extensions and theme
In order to avoid vulnerability flaws in your website, it is important to regularly perform all the updates revealed in the backoffice. This also helps to secure your website. It is advisable to test the updates beforehand to avoid the risk of bugs. A conscientious and professional web agency will perform the tests beforehand and will guarantee that the updates are kept up to date. This may seem trivial, but many times websites are hacked or malfunction for this reason.
Customize the website access URL
Too often websites still remain with the basic extension (for WordPress for example www.monnomdedomaine.fr/wp-admin). So customize this URL to make it unique to limit access.