Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 16:45

If you’ve been smacked with web hosting security issues, it can be a real nightmare. If you don’t have any knowledge of what causes the security breach, then it can definitely hurt your business. Hackers and spammers are continuously trying to seek new ways to penetrate your websites and servers.




Whether you are planning to create your website blogs or open an e-commerce store, you need to be cautious and aware about the security of your website. From virus and malware attacks to hacking and cracking, your website may face tons of threats. Pick out secure web hosting packages that can safeguard your data and keep it safe.


There are various web hosting packages that are available to suit your business needs, website platforms, and budget. For those who can afford it, virtual private servers and dedicated servers offer maximum privacy and security since you don’t need to share with other servers.


But for those who are on a tight budget, you can still choose shared web hosting. Now, the trick is to select a web host provider that implements and provides optimum security solutions.  


Here's a list of security features that should be a part of your shared hosting packages.

  • Anti-virus and anti-spam: Prevent viruses from infecting your files or some sort of harmful activity with anti-virus and anti-spam software. A shared hosting package should always include this security feature. Never let a virus or spam access your confidential information, such as transactions and contacts, corrupt your data, log your keystrokes, or steal your hard disk space - which can all damage your business.

  • RAID protected disk space: You can get this neat feature for shared Java hosting.  RAID means Redundant Array of Independent Disks and is easy to install and configure. It's a fail-safe data storage virtualization technology that can protect you against hardware failure. RAID has levels and common modes so it's advisable that you get information from your chosen web host provider. Each level/mode will feature a different balance between speed and data redundancy power.

  • Secure IMAP: Shared web environments also include Secure IMAP that stores them on an email server. This is a great option if you use multiple computers to access your mail. IMAP is also a great way to synchronize and backup your emails because they are secured and encrypted on a remote mail server and not on your computer, unlike Secure POP3.

  • SSL Security:  SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is an effective and powerful form of data encryption used by hosting providers. Seek out web hosts that are SSL ready.  SSL-certified websites include “https:” at the start of their URLs. With SSL websites, all the ongoing transactions on a website are encrypted and secure.

  • cPanel and Plesk: It depends on whether you're using Linux or Windows as your shared hosting platform. These two are the most esteemed secure web hosting control panels. They enable you to run software configurations, manage emails and billings, and perform administrative tasks.

  • Application level security: For shared hosting, application level security is a must. It allows you to control application access on a per-user basis. It includes a user-based menu system that features menu options to different users based on their role. Application level security measures include authentication (can be biometric) and authorization systems, firewalls, encryption/decryption programs, spyware detection/removal programs, and auditing programs.

  • WordPress security: Get a web host provider that offers specialized WordPress hosting products. Security features include DDoS protection, redundant firewalls, malware scanning, backups, and automatic WordPress updates (Installed themes and passwords need to be updated on a regular basis). WordPress security features an All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin, which enables you to simply change the default URL (/wp-admin/) for the login. There are various WordPress plugins available to help you protect your logins from IP addresses that throw a myriad of login attempts in your direction.

  • Server maintenance: Your web host should ensure that your server is maintained and updated to prevent attacks. A good, reliable host has a published security protocol that indicates that they are consistent in patching and updating your server's software.


All the security features mentioned above are effective in dealing with online spam, prevent potential security risks, chucking away viruses, and providing backup in case of hardware failure. A reliable and trusted web hosting provider will include and install all the essential security features for your own privacy, safety, and peace of mind. At 2gbhosting, we offer you a secure shared hosting environment so you can accomplish all your business transactions safely and establish a solid image online. We are McAfee Secure and Hacker Safe-certified, ensuring that your data is secure from hacking and phishing attempts.