Why Your Website Needs a Secure Padlock

Aug 13, 2020 | Security, Website Design

Hi there, it’s about time we talked about website security.

Let’s not beat around the bush – getting your website hacked sucks. For most people, just like health insurance, or car insurance it’s usually not something they think about until something drastic happens.

If you don’t have a security and maintenance plan in place, it can cost you thousands to get your site back online, not to mention the cost from loss of business while your site is down.

Having ave a security and maintenance plan for your website to make sure that your site is always up to date, protected, and secure.

Regular security scans can help identify potential threats before they occur and regular backups mean your site can easily be restored should it be hacked.

Are you ready for 2020’s Changes for Internet Security?

I mentioned in an earlier post about how important having a secure certificate (the little green padlock with the HTTPS) is for your website, both for security reasons and for SEO.

Well, it’s now more important than ever!

Did you know that most web browsers now show an “INSECURE WEBSITE” warning on sites that are not secured with the green padlock and HTTPS:// in their website address?

If your website has any sort of contact form, popup that accepts user details or online payment facility, it’s now best practice to have your site secured via HTTPS with an SSL Security Certificate.

There has even been talk of sites without HTTPS being removed from the Google search results! (But more likely just not prioritised as highly as HTTPS).

Luckily, for our clients on a Website Care Plan who are hosted with Website Boss via our website hosting partner Siteground, you don’t need to worry as we’ll be updating your site automatically to HTTPS at no extra cost, as part of your plan thanks to Siteground’s free SSL Certificate program.

If you’re not on our VIP Security and Maintenance program then we’re of course happy for you to join, move your hosting over to us if need be and do the update for you, for free. Click the link at the end of this article to learn more.

You can learn more about our VIP Concierge Security & Maintenance Program below!

New Website Maintenance Care Plans 

This year, we had to fix 5 websites that had either been broken by a staff member of the business, hacked or the business’ cheap hosting company automatically upgraded their website and breaking the compatibility with plugins and other functionality.

Of these 5 websites, only 2 were on our Website Security and Maintenance plan. The others were businesses who weren’t previously clients.

What does that mean?

That means 3 businesses needed us to fix or restore old versions of their site at an hourly rate, and in one case – completely rebuild the site due to not having adequate security, upgrades and maintenance processes in place.

Would would be the result to your business if your website went down for a week?

In all honesty, this type of thing is just as painful for us as it is for you.

We don’t want to have to re-build a site any more that you want your site being down, and with the added pressure of needing to get the site back online quickly it can be a stressful time for everyone.

To avoid this headache and to receive first class service, timely fixes and peace of mind, let us take care of everything for you on one of our website care plans.

We can’t wait to have you on board, to get started simply fill out the form below!