If you run a website then you will need to think about online security, and how to protect both your own personal data and that of your customers. Therefore it is vital that you choose a web hosting services that provides adequate security for your needs, to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of your website is protected.
There are three main issues to think about when selecting online security:
* Online Access – web hosts have ‘open’ systems to allow all of their clients to access and use the server technology efficiently, but this does make them vulnerable to malicious intent. Therefore you must ensure you select a web host that has firewalls, intrusion detection applications and also SSL, which allows you to exchange encrypted protected data and is essential for ecommerce businesses.
* Physical Access – the servers that web hosting companies use are based in secure locations to protect client information, so ensure that your web host company has adequate physical security to prevent intruders and onsite data theft, and also protection against natural disasters such as fire and flooding.