Top 10 Security Features Required in Web Hosting Plan
This article is focused to discuss the security features needed with the hosting providers. Everyone should careful about website hosting security features while purchasing hosting plans. There are several secured hosting plans are available in low cost. So let’s explore…
Everyone wants to increase his/her online presence these days. The easiest way to achieve this by making a website. The website could be about their business, services offerings, online sale, eCommerce or personal portfolio. Such web presence increases their earning as well as making strong engagement with people.
To make a online presence a decent website needs to be develop. Website must fulfill the aim for which it is developed. For example: a business website must include the product specifications, its features, applications, durability, user manual, warranty, advantages, precautions etc. Similarly a portfolio website of a photographer must include its various expertise to cover subject of photography or work like portraits, wedding photography, or travel photography etc.
Need of Security
As we have discussed above you are showing various aspects and information about yourself and about your work / business. This has lots of personal and professional exposure of you. After sometime your business and your work identified by the website also. Ultimately websites somewhere helpful in the growing career graph.
Some people can put full stop to this by hacking your website and try to steal information or take benefits from your web presence or to harm your identity. To protect your website from various attacks or losses your hosting and website needs to have with some security features.
All the websites needs to be put on servers storage space to get accessed 24×7 from all corner of the world. This space is called as hosting. Hosting spaces like land or plot for home. Home is like your website.
To locate the home on land there is address. With the help of address your home easily located on the earth or in area/city/town. Similarly to locate your website on internet you need a unique identity which is called URL. URL is known as Universal Resource Locator also called as domain name. For example: www.mywebsite.com.
All these three things needs to start and run website online. Which need some security features to protect your website, prevent your information to be stolen, dis-harm your identity or growth.
Before starting a website you need to know the security features needed for your website. This would help you to choose the appropriate hosting plan for your website. Here we are listed some security features checklist before buying a hosting plan.
Some of them may NOT be required for entry level websites but as per increase in online engagement, you need to increase security also. Like for a eCommerce business, website is everything. Website needs to UP all the time 24×7. You cannot afford to loose even a single hit.
- SSL Certificate
- Malware Software/ Malware Antivirus
- Secure Payment Environment
- DDOS Protection
- PCI Compliance
- Multi Level Secure Login (Two factor authentication)
- Frequent/daily Backup and restore
- Multi Level Access permissions for different users levels
- Anti spam filtering
- Domain privacy protection
- Website Firewalls
You must check following security features with the web hosting plan you are buying. Following security features are not provided by default with the hosting plans. To increase the security you need to spend more money. It is obvious that if your website is earning for you than you don’t have problem to spare some money to increase security.
My suggestion is to start with the budget / cheap hosting plan if you are a beginner or just want to start a website. You can also go with the free hosting but “Free things are not come with features” . For the purpose of experiment it is OK, and if you are serious than you should spend some money for it.
After getting positive results from website or getting enough attention to fulfill you goal you can always upgrade your security by upgrading your hosting plan. Even website migration from one host to another host is NOT that difficult.