The Importance of Hosting & Security

What Is Secure Web Hosting?

Secure web hosting is an approach to web hosting with a focus on keeping a website and those who visit safe from cyber attacks. At the most basic level, a secure host will provide security for its physical servers. Beyond that, it will provide security against online attacks like DDoS (distributed denial-of-service).

The Importance of Hosting & Security

Think Of Your Home

The “house” itself would be considered your website, that would be placed on “land” with a security “fence” protecting your “house” 

Hosting is the “land” where your website’s content such as photos, videos, and information will be stored on. 

Cyber security is the “fence” that protects your system, networks, programs, devices, and data from cyber-attacks.

What Does Cyber Crime Look Like?

Cybercrimes come in many different forms, here are some that you should keep your eye out for:

Phishing

  • Phishing is an attempt by cybercriminals posing as legitimate institutions. These are most commonly seen in emails, which attempt to obtain sensitive information from targeted individuals.

Malware Attacks

  • This is a common cyberattack where malware (normally malicious software) executes unauthorized actions on the victim’s system. 

Ransomware Attacks

  • This is a type of malware that threatens to publish or block access to data or a computer system. This usually means the attacker encrypts the system till the victim pays a ransom fee. 

DDoS (distributed denial-of-service)

  • A distributed denial-of-service is a cyber attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network source unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting the services of a host connected to a network. 

APTs

  • An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a general term used to describe an attack campaign in which an intruder or team of intruders, establishes an illicit, long-term presence on a network to mine highly sensitive data.

Threats and Attacks

Cyber security threats and attacks can happen to just about anyone. Around 85% of these cyber attacks go unnoticed at the time of occurrence. 

More than 78% of websites are vulnerable to these attacks which could lead to significant client loss. Most of these attacks are aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, which could mean you!

Do You Need Secure web Hosting?

Not sure if your website needs secure web hosting? Ask yourself the following questions

  1. Do you currently host your website?
  2. Do you plan on collecting data from your website?
  3. What do you currently have in place for website security?
The Importance of Hosting & Security

Why You Need Secure Hosting

Having secure web hosting means a secure website, which is crucial these days. Cyber-attacks continue to happen every day all across the world. Without proper security, you could be risking your website hosting. Here are four reasons why your website needs to be securely hosted:

  • Protect your website
  • Protect your visitors
  • Protect your revenue 
  • Protect your SEO

Contact our team of experts to get your secure website hosting started!

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Jenny

Business Operations Manager at Stellar Blue

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The ability to chat a co-worker and set up meetings throughout the day allows for you to connect with other team members easily and efficiently. 

In meetings with clients we provide complete transparency and honesty with them in what we know is the best solution is for their business.