For a Hosting Reseller, one of the biggest challenges is a security breach like a hacker, malware, virus, etc. gaining unauthorized access to the server. Apart from pulling down the performance of the websites hosted by you, the client complaints increase, and your brand starts losing its image. Hence, apart from the performance-enhancing features, you must always ensure that you deploy the right tools and strategies to keep your Reseller Hosting business protected from hackers. Today, we will share six ways to help you protect your Reseller business from such security breaches.
Ensure that all your clients use SSL Certificates
A Secure Sockets Layer or SSL Certificate is installed on the web server to create an encrypted connection between the user’s browser and your server. This makes it more difficult for hackers to intercept and gain access to sensitive information. There are various types of SSL certificates available, like organization validation, domain validation, extended validation, multi-domain certificate, etc. This is a basic security measure that you need to ensure.
Use a Content Delivery Network
Every single request that is processed by your server is a risk. All it takes is one bad request to get infected. If you can reduce the number of requests managed by the server, then you can reduce the possibility of a security breach. This is where a Content Delivery Network or CDN comes handy. A CDN is a network of servers spread across different geographies with each server carrying a copy of your site. When a user visits your site, the server closest to the user springs into action and fulfills the request. This ensures that your server processes fewer user requests keeping potential threats at bay.
Install a Firewall
A firewall is your first line of defense against threats like SQL injection, hijacking, Trojans, viruses, etc. A firewall can make a huge difference in the security of your client’s sites. Also, ensure that you purchase a hosting server from a provider that prioritizes security over other aspects.
Run regular updates
Whether it is your operating system or software or a plugin, the developers release regular updates to patch any security loopholes and install upgrades. Running regular updates ensures that you reduce the risk of a cyber-attack impacting your clients.
Scan for security vulnerabilities
There are many tools available to help Hosting Resellers identify security vulnerabilities in their server as well as their client’s websites. Ensure that you conduct a comprehensive scan to proactively identify security vulnerabilities before they are exploited and affect your clients.
Use Two-Factor Authentication
While you can use strong passwords and urge your clients to create strong passwords too, hackers have various means like phishing to help gain access to the login credentials and your server. Two-factor authentication adds a layer of security by making a mobile number/email-based one-time-password or OTP as an additional login requirement.
We hope that these strategies can help you strengthen the security of your Reseller Hosting business. Before buying a Reseller plan, talk to the provider and assess the security measures he has in place too. Remember, you cannot leave any stone unturned when it comes to security. One breach and you can lose a lot of business and reputation. Stay safe!