29 Oct Is Your Website Ready for the Worst?
Your website and web presence mean a lot to you. They represent useful tools for you and for your audience, both for sales and for communication. But what if something were to happen to them? Does your web developer have a website protection plan in place to ensure your website’s safety?
One of the founding fathers of the United States of America (and scientist, philosopher, writer, printer, and so on) Benjamin Franklin once said that “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
And when it comes to something as intangible as website security and safety, it is very easy to not prepare. After all, preparing your website for the worst isn’t as easy as simply throwing your website into a locked fire safe.
Or is it?
Simple and effective Website Security and Backups
While there is no way of guaranteeing complete safety and security against online threats such as hackers, spammers, and equipment failures, there are a series of simple precautions that can be taken to keep your website safe.
And Jon Donley Media, your local San Antonio web development consultants, have such a website protection plan in place to help you rest easy knowing that your online investment is safe.
1. Use a secure web development framework and code
By investing in a well-coded, fully supported development framework such as the WordPress content management system, you are investing in safety and security for the long run. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of developers are constantly updating and maintaining code to stay ahead of the curve and protect your websites from hackers, spammers, and failures.
You can’t always say that about a custom content management system, because they typically have a small set of support technicians and are more likely to become out-of-date, much more quickly.
Jon Donley Media builds all client websites using WordPress, as we feel it offers the best security, expandability, and overall functionality for our clients.
2. Install or sign-up for a site security service
It can be tough to spot problems before they happen, but there are great security options available to help alleviate the pressure. Many such services will scan your website’s files and directories for signs of trouble, as well as offer tips for improving protection.
Jon Donley Media deploys the latest website security software on-site via plugins, and monitors sites with additional third-party services depending on the needs of the client, and the total traffic the site receives on a regular basis. (Some of our client sites)
3. Back up all of your data on a regular basis
One of the simplest ways to ensure the safety of your website is to simply have copies of it. By running backup creating software on a regular basis, you can ensure that your website can be rebuilt if anything unfortunate happens to it.
Many web hosting companies also offer other simple ways to backup site files, in addition to using an FTP to back files up locally in combination with MYSQL database backups, if your site uses them. (WordPress and other content management systems do use MYSQL)
Jon Donley Media backs up client websites at regular intervals depending on the needs of the client, and the total traffic the site receives on a regular basis, so you can rest easy.
Having a website protection plan is essential to your online success
If your site goes down for even minutes, you lose a chance to reach your audience. And while it is impossible to guarantee 100% uptime, it is always in your best interests to take precautions and establish an effective plan for protecting your online assets.
So ask your web developer if you have a website protection plan for protecting your website from cyber-attacks and downtime.
If they don’t have a plan, you might want to make one or consider finding another web developer that can take care of you, like the San Antonio web development consultants at Jon Donley Media.
If you are interested in speaking to a web development consultant at Jon Donley Media, simply fill out this online contact form, or call us at: 210-679-1936.