Your website is the first impression that potential customers will have of your business. They are likely to Google you and see your offerings, what people have said about you, and the overall vibe of your business. This space should help draw people in and without it you are missing out on a lot of business.
When building your website it is crucial that security is your number one priority. Not only do businesses want to protect their content and site, but protecting your customers is crucial. Your website is your brand and if this gets hacked, then business relationships can be put at risk. If your site does indeed get broken into, some potential threats are- stealing customer info, stolen credit card info, crashing the site, etc. Businesses are responsible for protecting themselves and their customers.
When building a secure website, it is extremely important to:
- Secure your Directory and File Permissions
- Use Strong FTP Passwords
- Keep your Applications up to date
- Secure your pages with SSL Certificate
- Protect your .htaccess file
- Secure your Private and Admin areas with IP restrictions
- Change your database table prefix
- Try to have your own virtual private server
The most important thing is to be proactive. It is much easier to make sure your content is secure from the start, rather than scrambling when it is too late. Here at PMC Media Group, we always make sure the content that we produce is secure and safe for all of our clients. If you are looking for a reliable website for your brand, PMC Media Group is ready when you are!