Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Website

Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Website

When we make a website its always has a security risk. So we here we are describing the 10 ways to reduce the security risk.

Using small passwords is a totally non-sense app

Step #1:

Security with Strong FTP Passwords. 

roach. This is one of the most common mistakes that the web developers always do that is the use of a small and simple password and this can lead to some hacking of accounts.  To avoid these kinds of problems we need to use the strong password. A Strong password does not mean that you can give the password like your name, contact number, date of birth, address etc. But you have to use strong and strength password.

Step #2:

 Security by File permissions and directories

In many cases like Content Management Systems, we need permission to execute few tasks. There is nothing wrong to give full access temporarily but when you give access for a long time it would be a dangerous and may also be data hack. So does not compromise make sure to secure your directory and file.

Step #3:

 Security With SSL Certificate:

If you have an E-commerce type website then secure your web pages with SSL Certificate. SSL store is one of the most important things to protect your customers’ valuable data your reputation as well. This will ensure that all the information on your web pages on the internet will be saved and impossible to read by any type of hackers.

Step # 4:

Security with a .htaccess file.

.htaccess is one of the most important and powerful file yet which control the behavior of your website. It can control the malicious attacks attacked by the hacker. Do not give full permission to your .htaccess file.

Step #5:

Security by keeping the Applications Up To Date.

Now a day’s lot of people is hosting the open source CMS applications that are full of design. So we have updated our applications time to time. If we do not up to date it means that you are in problem. Many time it tries to warn us but most of the time webmaster ignore it.

 

Step # 6:

Security by Keeping  Your Home PC Secure.

In a recent survey, it is disclosed that 30 to 40 % of the malicious files are uploaded by webmaster themselves and our experience also teaches this. If your PC is infected by the malicious files then it can also inject in your web pages as well. So keep your pc clean and scan with an anti-virus program.

Step # 7:

Security by Securing the Passwords for Your Emails IDs:

Now a day one of the fastest raising issues in hacking is Email IDs are getting compromised because of the use of weak passwords. Hackers guess your password by the use of brute-force attack, a hacker can send a bundle of emails to the variation in the same server and ultimately your mail server IP get blacklisted and you did not receive and send emails.

Step # 8:

Try To Have Your Own Virtual Private Server.

If you have your own virtual private server then there is an advantage that you can define your own rules and you have your own server with the choice of your own OS like windows VPS. Like that it becomes more difficult to hack your data.

Step # 9:

Security by changing the database table prefix. 

If you have a dynamic website then do not make its database by default application but make it with mix raw table without any prefix then it became harder to hack. Then this will ensure that no one can guess what is your database username, so there is no point of hacking the password.

Step # 10:

Security by securing the Private and Admin Areas With IP Restrictions.

IP restriction is advanced and effective method yet to stop unauthorized personnel to access a particular area of your website. So if you have a static IP at your home or office PC it is recommended to set IP restriction with a .htaccess rule.

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Fazal Rehman Shamil
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