To provide security, there needs to be a two-way structure from the user’s side and the hosting company. In order to be able to establish the best conditions, it was necessary to consider the set of factors involved in this topic and learn them. In this article, we will point out a number of factors that contribute to security enhancements.
Increase web hosting security
As stated above, security is a two-way structure, both from the hosting company and from the user. Below is a list of effective security solutions.
Use strong password and its periodic change
It is suggested that you change your passwords periodically and regularly (monthly). Also, note that the assigned password is better than a combination of letters, numbers, and character symbols. In this case, the probability of hacking passwords is almost zero.
Periodic scans that are hosted with antiviruses
Usually ClamAV antivirus is used in cPanel and DirectAdmin control panels. This antivirus has the ability to recognize many of the viruses and malware that affect Linux, but it’s a bit weak in identifying shells. It is suggested that you periodically check your host to help secure your hosting.
Login and work with your host via the secure https protocol
Typically, the two http and https protocols, which are often standardized on ports 80 and 443, are responsible for communicating with the web server. This connection is made in the http mode as Clear Text, which is unsafe and can be traced and hacked. But in the case of https, it is very difficult to trace and interpret the information provided that there is a valid encryption algorithm. So we recommend using the https protocol to login and work with the host.
Do not enter your host with mobile or shared systems
Usually, the security of mobile devices are not as strong as computers, and access to hosts with mobile devices can affect security. We also recommend that you do not use shared systems to enter youe host.
Attempt to maintain the security of information in your host
This issue may be brought up through a number of important actions, in particular compliance with the level of access. Access to the database and configuration files are very important and should be secured.
Use the two-step validation login feature
Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to provide security. By using this feature, even if the password is hacked, it can not be directly accessed by the host, and the identity must be verified by an intermediary agent.
- Disable the reset password option on the login screen
- Use Brute Force attacks to protect against attacks
- Use secure and legal control panels with ongoing technical and security updates
- Configuring the appropriate server security to prevent SymLink attack
As stated above, security is a two-way structure that should be owned by the user and the hosting company. If you do the above, and along with those you need to get from the hosting company, you should not have to worry about the security of your host, instead feel free to think about managing your online business.