Consider security when choosing a web hosting company

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Web hosting is basically the space needed for your website to reside on. There are many types of hosting available from shared (Renting a space on a server shared by others), Dedicated (Renting a server purely for your own website/websites) to Cloud hosting (Renting a space on a virtual server). With all of these types of hosting, security should always be a top priority. If your website or customer’s websites are hacked, then this could cause a number of issues. Not only may the site go down or be filled with spammy advertising, but you may also find that secure information such as customer’s records or card details are compromised. This can not only have an immediate devastating effect but can affect a business long term, as you may find you lose the trust of many of your visitors. Talk to the hosting company about what security features they have in place and what the process is if there has indeed been a compromise.

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