When it comes to data security these days, you can't be too cautious all the time. Sadly, cyber-attacks occur on a daily basis, and websites of all kinds and scopes are attacked. You are already better placed in terms of security if you have a dedicated server than you would be with many other types of hosting. Even so, there are several precautions you should take to ensure that your dedicated server is as secure as possible.
Ensure that everything is up to date.
Begin by making a consistent effort to check for security updates and fixes. At least a few times every week, this should be done manually. Don't rely on your program to notify you when an update is available; being proactive will guarantee that updates are installed as quickly as possible as they become available, lowering your risk of being hacked.
Use only trusted networks
Make sure you're connecting to a secure network when logging into your hosting account with your credentials. As a result, you should avoid signing into your hosting account while connected to a public wireless network or any other unprotected network. Ensure that any other users with accounts are also aware of this process.
Invest on DDoS protection
DDoS assaults are growing more widespread, thus now is a better time than ever to add DDoS protection to your dedicated hosting account. This will safeguard you from attacks that would otherwise bring your server down by flooding it with unauthorized traffic. A DDoS protection plan adds an extra layer of security, effectively "filtering" your traffic to guarantee that only valid visitors are let through. DDoS defense options range from roughly 10 gbps to 100 gbps or more.
Regularly back up your data
Even if you take all conceivable security safeguards, attacks and other security flaws can still occur. With this in mind, having a backup plan in place is always a smart idea. Specifically, you should back up all of your most crucial data at least once a week, if not more frequently. If something goes wrong with your site, you'll be able to restore it to its prior state using the backup data you've saved.
Prefer a managed server
If the prospect of managing all of these security obligations seems daunting, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to consider a managed server. With a managed server, you'll have your own administrator who will take care of all of the crucial parts of security. These administrators can save you a lot of time and effort by deploying updates and routinely backing up data.
These are just a handful of the most significant security measures you may take on your dedicated server. If you haven't previously done so, now is the time to include these recommendations in your daily server and website maintenance duties.
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