Is it important to have proper security on your websites

This is one of the most frequently asked questions from people who are just coming in to search engine optimization. One of the things you need to keep in the back of your mind when building websites is the fact that people out there get enjoyment from conquering the challenge of hacking into somebody else’s website. Once somebody hacked into your website it is not hard for you to get rid of that individual but it is difficult to re-create the content in which you have on the site prior to them hacking it. One of the most common reoccurring themes when people are hacking it is that they will be from Asian origin. This means that they will put things on your site that are in different languages which you will not be able to easily translate unless you use something like Google translate. But this can be a very time-consuming and tedious process and it is easier just to delete all of the content by going into your file manager within your control panel and deleting all the files that are associated to the hacking. While the individual will be able to hack the site itself they will not be able to get into your control panel and change anything and if they do you can easily contact your hosting provider and have them get rid of all the content in which the hacker put on your site.

If you are building out sites for a private blog network and I highly recommend that you use WordPress as your content management system otherwise known as CMS. The reason why I recommend you use WordPress as your content management system is largely due to the fact that they allow you to have plug-ins that are free of charge and allow you to maintain the content as well as create backups of the content so if you are hack you can easily just restore the files back into your file manager within your control panel and you will not have to rebuild the website from scratch. There are plug-ins for example such as word fence, or I themes that both protect your site from hackers by blocking various IP’s from people who are attempting to break into your site as well as send you email backups once every few days of the content in which your site currently has on it. The only thing that becomes annoying is that once you have a large number of sites within your private blog network with these plug-ins put on them you will receive hundreds of emails a day which are them making you aware of database backups and people attempting to hack into your site. Of course this isn’t a bad thing that they are consistently warning you and informing you of the things that are happening with your sites but it does become a very tedious process to go through these emails and view each of them.

In the end of the day the tolerance in which you have varies from person to person and if you are not concerned with your sites being hacked then you have nothing to worry about in the grand scheme of things. But if you are like me and you like to protect the investment you are making in your company then site protection is one of the most important things you can do in regards to protecting the assets in which you build for your personal business. One of the biggest things that you need to remember is that if you use WordPress as your content management system than protecting your sites is completely free of charge by the use of these free plug-ins that they offer and as long as you are willing to deal with the constant email bombardment that you will receive from these plug-ins you can also upload your website to Search Console which is owned by Google, it is more than worth its weight in gold because when the time comes that you need to restore your site because someone has hacked into it all of the time spent going through these various emails will be more than worth it and you will not regret having them installed in your site for even a moment.

 

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