5 Proven Ways To Increase Website Security
Let's talk about website security. Whether your website brings in 100 or 1,000,000 views per month, it's important to give your visitors piece of mind.
At HEXONET, website security and your online security has been at the forefront of all we do since our inception. We believe in protecting your privacy and want to extend this protection to your website visitors.
We are constantly implementing and improving products focused on security and data protection to ensure we offer you the best resources available.
Read below for our top ways to ensure you are implementing website security and data protection.
An SSL certificate is one of the first steps toward maintaining your website security. At HEXONET, we offer the most popular SSL certificates, at affordable prices, to match all your security needs. Whether you're a blogger looking for basic security to protect your visitors, a large corporation looking for in-depth and advanced SSL certificates that will keep payment transactions secure, or anything in between, we've got an SSL certificate for your needs.
With Google's recent "HTTPS-everywhere" initiative, we want to ensure that your website matches current safety measures. An SSL certificate will encrypt your website and add the HTTPS wording to your browser (compared to the original HTTP prefix). Depending on the type of SSL certificate you choose to adopt, an SSL certificate can also include a green padlock in your browser, showing your customers that your website provides a secure connection.
At HEXONET, we offer five different types of SSL certificates with varying degrees of security and benefits. For a more in-depth look at the varying types of SSL certificates we offer, head over to our recent blog post "A Simple Guide to SSL Certificates - Where to Start".
What is a DNS service? A DNS service translates your domain's IP address into readable names that are easier to remember, and controls which server to connect with.
HEXONET recently launched a new product, Premium DNS, to add an extra layer of security to your domains. Premium DNS adds multiple layers of security to protect against cybersecurity threats such as DDos attacks. It also adds faster speed and response rates to your website, and ensures your website is always accessible. This reliable solution is offered at the affordable price of as little as $10/year and is a crucial product for your domain name.
Learn more about Premium DNS and the services we offer in our "Meet Premium DNS" blog post or on our website.
We want to ensure your domains are always secure with us. For this reason, when you login to your account (or Control Panel as we call it), you will be prompted to follow our Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) process. What does this mean? It means that when you attempt to login, not only will you be required to sign in with your account name and password, you will also be prompted to opt in to receive a one-time code (or token) that must be entered during sign in. This ensures that your account cannot be accessed if someone acquires your login information, as they will be unable to sign in without the one-time code provided to your phone.
We encourage all of our customers to ensure that you are using a strong and unique password, and that they enable Two Factor Authentication for the best protection of their account.
When registering a domain name, it's required that contact information is provided, stored and displayed on the international Whois database. This means that anyone in the world can access information such as your name, e-mail, phone number, and even address.
Let us protect your private information.
When you enable Whois Trustee, HEXONET replaces all of your private information with ours, so if anyone looks up the information for your domain name, you are protected. Look at us as your guardian from spam and potential identity theft.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Whenever you call or e-mail us, you can rest assured that a real person will be on the other end. Whether you have questions about your domain name, security, products (such as the ones listed above, or any of the other products we offer), or you just need some good domain advice, we're here to help.
Give us a try and give us a call - rest assured that your domain names are secure with us and that we work hard to have your back.