One of the sine qua non of websites is security. Website security is a necessary issue for both the site owner and the visitors.
So how is the security of a website ensured?
The first thing to do is to have an SSL (Security) Certificate for your website. Due to the increasing number of attacks and viruses on the internet today, virus programs no longer show most of the sites that do not have SSL certificates to users. If your website does not have a security certificate, it will cause a decrease in the visitor flow and performance of the site. This will naturally have a negative impact on your site’s SEO.
Google compares two sites belonging to the same sector in search engines in many ways and decides which one will rank higher. One of the most important factors is the difference between secure and unsafe sites.
Another important issue for security is your hosting service. Where you host your website is very important. So no matter how secure you make your site, your site can be hacked because of the hosting company you work with. As a web designer, I had a bad experience when I started this new business. My site was closed and I was a victim because of the openness in the system of a well-known hosting company in Turkey. All my efforts were wasted as the company did not offer any backup. Afterwards, I started to work with the Izmir company, which I met by chance, and as Papirux for 4-5 years, we have been hosting the websites we have made here and I am quite satisfied.
In terms of security, the system with which your website is built is also very important. If you are using an off-the-shelf cms system, you may appear to be in danger of security. In case of using an unknown cms system, your site can always give a deficit. So, it becomes easier to hack. WordPress, which makes up 40% of the sites all over the world, had a lot of vulnerabilities and bugs in the beginning. However, with the increase in its popularity and number of users since the first day it was created, it started to eliminate these gaps. Until 2-3 years ago, I could say that WordPress was problematic in terms of security, but now it has very few vulnerabilities. So much so that it is one of the systems that rank behind in the number of hacking. Of course, if you ask which is the safest, I can say that it is an html site that you code with your own hands.
Why is Backup Important?
Backup is essential for the website to be restored to its final state against any attack or corruption. As Papirux, we take up-to-date backups of the websites we make. It is appropriate to make backups monthly if the content updates are not too much. For news sites or blog sites with a lot of writing, I recommend taking weekly backups.
In short, if you want your website to be safe at all times, you should definitely make backups through plugins, depending on the system you use. From time to time, it will be the most healthy and reliable method for you to enter your hosting panel and take a backup from there.