In order to protect the websites vital information, especially if the website is using the shopping cart and banking information or credit card information is being relayed back and forth from the end-user to the website, it’s important that the website employes a certain level of security to keep this information safe from people that would like to hijack this information and use it for nefarious purposes. That’s why if you’re creating a website where sensitive information is going to be transferred back and forth or sensitive information is going to be inputted into the website, secure hosting services are going to be necessary. The question you may have is what makes a hosting plan secure as opposed to hosting plan that isn’t secure.
On secure sites you’ll often see SSL encryption. This is known as secure socket layers and this type of encryption is the foundation of a website that is secure. This helps to encrypt data so that anyone who happens to intercept encrypted data won’t be able to decrypt the information and therefore, any important information will be useless to them.
File transfer protocol (FTP) is the type of process that takes place when passwords are inputted into a website. The browser sends the password that has been typed on the end-user’s computer to the web server and this means that passwords are delivered in clear text they can be intercepted. However, with secure file transfer protocol, these passwords are encrypted. This means, much like SSL that if somebody is fishing for passwords and intercepts a password through a file transfer protocol, if that protocol is secured, they won’t be able to do anything with the information as they won’t be able to read it.
There are many other things to consider when looking for secure hosting services. However, it’s important to check the hosting service to ensure that they’re using these types of security protocols. Some hosting services say they are secure but if they don’t use even these basic security measures, you can surmise that their hosting services aren’t very secure. By taking the time to check on the various curative measures offered by hosting plan, you’ll be better equipped to choose a secure hosting plan to keep all sensitive information from credit card numbers to passwords safe when people use and access your website.