In the present digital age, the arena of internet is expanding by leaps and bounds. The great big ball of web is expanding at such a fast pace that keeping a track of websites that are popping up each day is becoming increasingly difficult. In the same way, since the onset concept of Blogging, blogosphere is becoming an essential part of our internet realm. Every internet nerd tries to launch his own Blog where he/ she can express their feelings or can educate people, may it be social topic oriented Blog or a Technology Blog. This is because people are also earning loads of money by launching their websites and blogs.
So in the present digital era where people are very much aware of the procedures and tech know-how, starting a personal website or a blog is no more a difficult and complicated task. Nowadays, signing up your own domain and hosting is really a quick and fairly cheap course that is quite easy. A new blog or any kind of website can go live and start working in a matter of days assuming that your website is already designed and the contents are already written.
Well for a new website, it is indeed wonderful in the beginning if you get few visitors mainly because you went for an economical way around and opted for a cheap hosting plan that you came across during your search for a good host. During the early days when your website is up and having an occasional hour or two downtime, you can withstand, especially when other users draining the bandwidth from your host. At that time even if your website is down, no one will scream. However, with the passage of time as the traffic on your website starts beefing up and you have established a certain visitor’s base and readership that solely relies on your blog for the latest contents and news, a downtime will cause a huge trouble. At this stage, your survival depends on the uptime. Moreover, certain other threats like Hacker’s attack on your site also starts popping up because the more famous your site becomes the more it attracts these Hackers trying to sabotage your site or in the worse scenario try to hijack the domain you own. So in this case, you really require a secure web hosting that will ultimately protect your domain. So here are some of the steps that you should follow for the security of your domain and hosting:
Protecting Your Launched Domain
So first of all the domain name that you are going to get registered seemingly should be catchy one, because it is going to represent what eventually comes off as your brand name. This domain name that you are going to select will eventually become an emblem that how people will going to learn about you or link to you and even how people will recognize you. In the times to come, your selected domain name will represent almost everything that your website depicts. Moreover, your domain name will serve as the front line guard in your SEO battles. As your site keeps on growing, the domain name becomes the single most important entity that eventually turns out to be the critical element of your business.
Private domain registration very much acts as first wall of defense against numerous methods of Domain hijacking. The main problem with the initial days of domain registration is that you always have your private account info tagged to the Whois record. This means that any user on the internet when searches for the registration record of your link or URL they could easily identify where you used to live plus other info like your email address and even your phone number. Now once the hackers get hold of your email address then hijacking your domain is a piece of cake because they can send phishing emails that can jeopardize your domain struggle. So it is a common precaution that you should never click on any kind of emails that apparently look suspicious, plus never log-in to your domain account from a link embedded in an email. Always straight away go to your registrar’s website and then directly log-in to your domain. Although, private domain registration will cost you double in some cases but it will help you to cut down on the telemarketers.
Protection of Website
Now coming over to the website thing, there are multitudes of areas within the hosting account that you have to double check to verify whether you are having a secure web hosting. The most important and vital thing is the password that you use to sign-in to your web hosting account. First of all change the password frequently, go to the settings of your account and change the password. Majority of hosts these days have a consolidated gauge that tells you that how strong is your password. Follow the universal rule for password; choose one having lower and upper case letters and even a special character will work as well. Try following these basic guidelines:
- By no means use similar password that you have saved for your domain registration process.
- By no means use the password of your email account for your host account.
- Use a unique and a powerful password for all the three variants.
Permission For Folders
Another security aspect that has to be kept in mind is folder permissions. You always have to check folders within public_html to make sure that they are either conforming to 644 or 755 readability factor. Moreover, you should also take some time to review different kind of tools that your web host is offering with the deal.
Private Domain Registration
Last but not the least you should protect your domain from being getting hijacked by registering through private domain services. For just a small amount of fee you can have amazing peace of mind and you won’t have to bother about scammers and spammers a lot.