Unfortunately, the vast majority of web sites that begin with HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) are fundamentally insecure, vulnerable to third party attack. On the other hand, a secured site, indicated by an HTTPS, as opposed to HTTP, contains an impenetrable “key,” a certificate that we install on your server. Installing this key is the first step in protecting your site against hackers, and we highly recommended it. To the right, we’ve embedded a google presentation, entitled, “HTTPS Everywhere.” A bit geeky, true, but worth watching. You’ll understand why HTTPS is important for all sites, including yours.
Step Two: Review and Update All Files
To achieve a truly “Secure” designation (the padlock icon next to your URL), the key is not enough. Every file, including images, PDFs, etc., must also be served by HTTPS. Even the simplest sites with just a few pages can have as many as 200 vulnerable HTTP files, and securing every one of them is the only way for your site to get a Secure designation. Why is a Secure designation so important? Not only is a totally secure site necessary to keep the bad guys away, but Google and others are now favoring totally secure sites. With a Secure designation, your site will be moved up the list of search results, but if your site isn’t secure, it will be moved it down the list toward oblivion, i.e., a waste of your investment. SuperPage has the tools and the know-how to find, review, and update everything, thus thoroughly protecting your web presence.
A malware attack can happen in microseconds, and in a blink of an eye, your site is toast. Wordfence Premium’s Enhanced Real-Time Defense Feed, and other great features, below, keeps your firewall up-to-date, and is constantly updating malicious IP addresses worldwide. We highly recommend Wordfence Premium.
In addition to the standard Wordfence features, Wordfence Premium offers:
Enhanced Real-Time Threat Defense Feed
Protection from the latest threats, delivered as they emerge. Wordfence is constantly adding updates as they discover new threats. Premium members receive the real-time version of the Threat Defense Feed. Free users receive the community version, which is delayed by 30 days.
Put geographic protection in place. Blocking countries that are clearly engaging in malicious activity is an effective way to protect your site during an attack.
Check if Site IP is Generating Spam
Feeling ignored? Your emails might be trapped. Your legitimate customer emails can be caught in spam filters if another site on your shared IP address is generating a lot of spam. We will use this feature to confirm that your site is running on a clean IP address, and that the shared IP you are using to host your website is not listed as a known source of spam email.
Check if Site is Spamvertized
More than a pain, spam is destructive. When your website URL is being used for spamvertising, it can severely impact your SEO rankings and email deliverability. Wordfence checks if your website URL has been flagged for spamvertising, indicating that your site may have been compromised or that you are emailing too aggressively.
And much more…
Wordfence Premium offers comment spam filtering for your blog, frequent and scheduled scans, password auditing, and for us, great support for your site.