If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post, you will already be aware of what website hosting is. If you’re currently looking for the right web hosting provider for your site, there are a few cyber security aspects to consider.
Just like any other industry these days, web hosting is in no way monopolised by one or a small number of companies. The abundance of different options out there makes it seriously confusing, especially if you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking for. These days, cyber security is something that every website owner should be concerned about, so when you choose a web hosting company, it’s important to see what they can do for you in regards to security.
If you’re not sure what aspects of security you should be looking into or what features a website hosting company should be providing, here are a few simple tips to get you started.
1. Ask About Security Features
You won’t know the answer to a question unless you ask it in the first place, especially if you can’t find the necessary information on a company’s website. No matter the purpose of your site, it’s vital to have the peace of mind knowing that your web hosting provider is capable of keeping things secure.
Whether you’re concerned about keeping your website data safe or protecting the private information of your loyal customers, cyber security is a vital aspect of a successful web presence. Here at Cyber Host Pro, we take security very seriously and do our very best to provide a service of the highest quality to make sure your site is in safe hands. You can also check out our knowledge base if you have any queries.
2. Backup Capabilities
If your website is experiencing downtime or you’ve lost data, your primary concern shouldn’t be how it happened (you can get to that later) but if you have backed up your website data. Without backups, you’ll have to start from scratch, which is not only time-consuming but can also have a serious impact on your ability to make money.
No matter if your site is used for blogging purposes, a creative platform for your career, or a fully-fledged successful eCommerce store, losing it all without the ability to recover would be stressful, to say the least. As an online-based company, we are very much aware of how important backups are for the security and longevity of a website. That’s why all of our hosting plans contain daily backups.
3. Where Are They Based?
Thanks to the internet, geography doesn’t hinder our ability to work efficiently, buy products, or do business with people all over the world in the digital era. The same can be said for choosing a web hosting company. If you’re a UK-based business, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need VPS UK (virtual private server) or UK dedicated servers, but there are a few reasons why it can be advantageous.
First, if you’re primarily targeting UK customers and these are the majority of your site’s visitors, UK hosting will be best as it will allow you site to load quicker. But in regards to security, UK-based hosting will be ideal because you’ll be in the same time zone, meaning you’ll be able to get issues handled quickly; no waiting for your hosting company to be awake.
4. Customer Support
When it comes to tech-based products and services such as website hosting, much of the concern will be about the quality of the hardware and technology involved. But it’s also vital to remember that actual people run a company. They’ll be who you’ll turn to in times of need. The quality of customer service you receive should always be a deciding factor when choosing a web hosting provider.
So what does customer support have to do with security? Everything! It’s one thing to have a capable web hosting company maintaining your site, but knowing they’re available at any time gives you great confidence in your ability to keep it secure. At Cyber Host Pro, we can be contacted by email, but also via live chat if you have any pressing concerns that require urgent attention.
It’s safe to say that, much like other technology sectors, there’s a fair few web hosting companies to choose from. It’s vital that you do an ample amount of research to decide exactly what you need to maintain your site, so you’re not drawn in by dirt cheap prices for dodgy services.
Take everything we mentioned above into account, but if you are struggling to find what you want or need advice, our team will be more than happy to help.