Overview: Dedicated server security vitally important that you secure your dedicated server and take steps to avoid exposing sensitive data. Protect yourself against hackers using your server for criminal purposes or infecting you with malware or ransomware.
There are following five tips provide added protection to your dedicated server.
1. Install DDoS Protection:
DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks corrupt a network by attacking nodes present in the network thus blocking incoming traffic to websites and risking the loss of confidential data. These attacks can shut down a website thus affecting the business directly. More than half of data breaches (57%) companies experienced actually entailed multiple types of attacks. Given this fact, site administrators should take advantage of DDoS protection options available to them. Generally, DDoS protection can be purchased incrementally depending on the size of attack you wish to protect against. Some hosting companies, such as Natsav even offer free basic DDoS protection against attacks of up to 20 Gbps with all of their dedicated hosting plans.
2. Schedule Regular Data Backups:
Scheduling regular backups of your data is one of the easiest and most effective steps to protect your site from serious long-term damage caused by an attack or data breach. This way, in the event that your data is compromised or lost, you can restore your files and site data with as little delay as possible.
Most hosting plans allow you to easily set up and even schedule automatic data backups as needed. For example, you might choose to back up your site’s user files (and other files that change frequently) on a daily basis, while having other files, such as images and other more “stationary” data, backed up every couple of weeks or even once a month.
3. Log in Using Trusted Networks Only:
When logging into your dedicated hosting account, always take a moment to consider the security of the network you are using. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways you can increase security on your server. Avoid entering your username and password when you are logged into a public Wi-Fi network or any other network that isn’t entirely secure. Only log into your hosting account using a trusted network, and make sure that all other authorized users follow this rule as well.
4. Check for Security Updates and Patches:
Security updates and patches are designed to help fix vulnerabilities in software programs and applications that can compromise the security of your site and server information. In most cases, these updates take just a few minutes of your time to install but provide you with much-needed peace of mind and protection. This way, you won’t have to worry about one of these programs developing a security vulnerability that could put your site in danger. This also streamlines your server and frees up resources to store other more useful data. As a result, you may find that you have faster speeds, especially when it comes to page-loading speed, since your host will not have to dig through a bunch of “useless” or otherwise stagnant files to retrieve the information it needs.
5. Consider Hiring a Managed Server Option:
A managed dedicated server has a dedicated team of administrators who handle daily maintenance, security, and other tasks associated with keeping a server running smoothly. These providers are especially valuable for companies that don’t have a lot of experience managing a dedicated server or ones that don’t have an in-house administrative or IT team available to install updates, run security audits, and perform other time-consuming but important tasks.
Managed server administrators check for security updates daily and ensure your server’s data is backed up frequently, thus saving you the time and hassle of completing these tasks yourself.
By following these steps, you can keep your dedicated server as secure as possible.
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