Your website like any valuable property, you want to ensure that it's safe from thieves and intruders
WordPress, the platform we use is built on a solid and secure framework, but this doesn’t make it immune to hackers.
No website is.
Weak passwords and outdated software are just two of the many factors that lead to a website getting hacked.
Because of this, all the websites built by Colin James Web have a number of extra layers of security to protect your site from being hacked.
We use software from some of the leading companies in the security field. Your website will be built with security as a major priority.
- iThemes Security Pro
Providing 24/7 Security Monitoring and Protection from Web Security Vulnerabilities
You can find out more about all the security and protection we use and provided by iThemes Security Pro & Wordfence
User-level security is absolutely essential for protecting your website. Poor security can open up your entire site, to vulnerabilities that lead to hacks.
Just some of the security services provided include:
- Brute Force Protection
- Denial of Service
- Malware Scanning
- IP Blocking
- Google reCAPTCHA Integration
- Online File Comparisons
- Database Backups
- File Change Detection
- Strong Password Enforcement
- Two Step Authentication
- Lock Out Bad Users
- 24/7 Web Security Vulnerabilities Protection
Regardless of size or status, no website business is safe unless it includes web security as a top priority
In the past few years, companies and organisations such as Ebay, Ministry of Defence, Yahoo!, British Airways, Dropbox, LinkedIn are just a few of those who have suffered from data breaches and/or hacks.
This does not mean more modest websites are not targeted.
They are, e.g. Brute Force Attack which is a trial-and-error method used to obtain information such as a user password.
In a brute force attack, automated software is used to generate a large number of consecutive guesses as to commonly-used passwords or combinations of letters and numbers.
Test your passwords with this handy Password Generator tool.
An attack of this nature is time and resource consuming.
Hence the name ‘brute force attack’; success is usually based on computing power and the number of combinations tried rather than an ingenious algorithm.
Security is a never-ending game
All of the above and more are set in place before making your website live.
Having said that, no website in the world can honestly guarantee they are 100% safe, likewise no internet security company can guarantee their products are 100% foolproof.
Hackers are always looking for new ways to infiltrate and bypass security measures.
If a hacker does manage to penetrate the security, the 24/7 Web Security Vulnerabilities Protection scans will reveal the what and where allowing us to clean the hack up.
Your WordPress website needs a reliable backup strategy as WordPress doesn’t include built-in backups.
The website hosting service included free of charge, makes a daily backup of your website, but even the host backup may not be enough if there is a server crash.
That is why we include UpdraftPlus which takes a full copy of your website on a daily basis and is stored on a separate server to the hosting company one.
This allows us to restore your entire WordPress website or even migrate it to a new hosting account if the need arises.
Call Colin James Web on 07941 38 66 32 and we can have an initial talk about your goals, and how we can achieve them for you.