Hi I’m Chris with Tiny Frog Technologies and I want to talk to you a little bit about security topics on your WordPress website. I get questions like how important are security scans? Well to keep your website free from malware you’ll need to have security scanning software installed on your server where your website is hosted. And these security scans should run anywhere between three to four hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And they should detect any type of malware infection and also clean it up.
Security Monitoring Software
If your website is infected for a long period of time it can get blacklisted from Google and other top security companies. So you definitely don’t want to wait or have your website infected for a very long time. You should definitely have these security scans installed on the server, scanning all your website files and taking care of its business. Once your domain does get blacklisted it can take literally three to six months for it to get cleared mainly because there’s a lot of cleanup involved and then you have to resubmit your domain for your website to be scanned by these top security companies.
Server Level Security
Another security topic I wanted to talk to you about was disc writing protection. So what this is, is basically your website is living on a hard drive. The files are on a hard drive and it’s kind of like your computer, so if it does get infected the infection or the malware software can actually start creating and writing infective malicious material on your website files. With disk writing protection, even with a vulnerable theme or plugin software on your WordPress site, it definitely will limit the disk writing and also prevent or tone down your infections.
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