Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ask Girl Geek: Website Security

Dear Girl Geek,

I have a website that includes text, photos, links, downloadable pdf files, and a video. Are there any steps I can take to make sure that this website is secure? I want to make sure that nobody can purposely shut it down and that nobody can intentionally change the content.

Hi Lisa,
This is not a web design question, but a web hosting question. Contact the company that you host your site with and ask them your security question.

All I know is that if you have a good password for logging into your hosting account and if you change it monthly the likelihood of someone hacking into your site to change content is lessened. I'm sure there's more to it than that, so contact someone who understands internet security.
Good luck and thanks for asking.

Annette Vaillancourt
Girl Geek Web Designs: Custom Web Design and SEO for Small Businesses on a Budget
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