The safety of the website, along with its consistency, security, and client’s recommendations, has been identified as one of the key parameters on how an online product can increase its brand value, and thus gain a greater competitive advantage.

There are several steps to keep your site safe and secure for visitors. What are the most common measures that you should take?

Permanent software maintenance

The entire software updates related to your website management are perhaps one of the easiest, but also, crucial steps to maintain security. Given that developers are constantly struggling with hacking attacks, they are also constantly working on new versions of their software, in order to extract enhanced safety performance.

Regular data back up

Any kind of unforeseen things or circumstances may occur in online performance, even when you expect it the least. Making a permanent and regular back up on site data will ensure that the main site contents (which are crucial for its survival) always can be restored back no matter what happens.

Passwords

There’s no need to say much about the importance of passwords in the overall process of information security. Therefore, you should not put simple and generic passwords (such as ‘123456’ or ‘password’ which are the most used two passwords for cloud services!), and use your own combinations of letters, numbers, and characters as the most reliable variant.

SSL certificates

When you work on a web site with sensitive data (especially those dealing with electronic business), the SSL certificate is mandatory. The Https: // protocol (which is a guarantee that the site has this certificate), provides security for users that it is safe to buy and share their information exactly on your site.

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