Sometimes your website may come under threat or attack – rest assured that by using a secure web-host and properly configuring your website you can prevent almost all attacks. Sometimes your competitors keep clicking your Google ads and wasting your money. Sometimes you are in litigation and your website is being used against you. Being prepared is the first step – by logging and tracking user activity on your website you can know exactly who carries out the attacks and even trace their IP back to their real name.
- Block entire countries from spamming your business. If you are a local company there is no reason for Justin in India to sell you SEO from a hotmail account.
- Block certain IPs/People from viewing your website.
- Block other websites from hotlinking your images
- Block certain referrers – if a person clicks on your website through a link you do not approve of they can be redirected elsewhere.
Beyond logging and blocking the most basic and standard strategy is backups. WordPress can be configured to automatically make backups of the database, likewise our recommended webhost performs their own backups of database and storage. Additionally, upon purchase of a website, you will receive all the files necessary to recreate that website should it somehow be compromised in the future.