October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Securing a website is an integral part to having a successful online presence, yet it’s something most people neglect until disaster strikes. According to Forbes, there are 30,000 websites hacked every day. In order to avoid being part of this statistic it’s important to be proactive about your website’s security. If you’re one of the almost 20% of users worldwide who uses WordPress there are a few easy ways you can help secure your website.

In an effort to help all of you be more proactive about your web security we’re offering all of our security features for 50% off their regular rates through the month of October.

SSL Certificate ($12.49 for 1 year) – An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate creates a secure, encrypted link between your website and your visitors. This ensures that all data passed between your website and your visitors cannot be accessed by hackers. Sensitive information like usernames, passwords, credit card information, addresses, really anything you don’t want someone else getting their hands on will be protected by an SSL certificate.

Malware Scanner powered by SiteLock ($17.49 for 1 year) – SiteLock provides comprehensive security for your website. SiteLock will scan your website daily to check for any malware injections, quickly diagnosing and removing any harmful files on your website. It will also scan your MySQL databases to check for any SQL injections that hackers may have planted to get into your website.

Premium Backup Service ($9.99 for 1 year) – The sad reality is that any website that is connected to the internet is at risk of being hacked. There are measures we can all take to mitigate our risk of being hacked, but there’s really no such thing as 100% security. This is why backups are important. Our premium backup service provides 2 layers of backup protection. The first layer of protection is our automatic backup service. We will automatically take a backup of your account once a week and store the files on our backup server to ensure you have a backup available should you need one.

The second layer of protection is our backup on demand feature. This adds a user-friendly plugin into your cPanel allowing you to quickly and easily take backups of your whole account. These backups are then automatically generated in your home directory where you will be able to download them to store them in a separate location.

Advanced Spam Filter powered by cPanel ($5.99 for 1 year) – Most everyone realizes how much of a nuisance spam is, but many people don’t realize just how harmful it can be to your computer. Clicking on one wrong link in a spam message could give a hacker unlimited access to everything you have stored. The advanced spam filter is a cPanel plugin that allows you to add and modify spam rules to ensure spam stays out of your inbox, keeping you out of harm’s way.

All of these features add important layers of security to your website, minimizing your risk of being hacked and losing your website content. Be proactive, not reactive, and make sure you get yourself secure!

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