Only up-to-date software can protect against security holes and attacks. This is true for smartphones, Windows laptops and particularly for websites and online shops.
Outdated software is an easily avoidable risk for you and your customers, since online shops are a favorite target of criminals. As a website operator, it is your job to ensure that your installation is always up to date to keep your customers secure.
What makes an online shop secure?
Secure websites are not a given. To put it simply, the security of your websites and online shops rests on two pillars:
- A secure web hosting platform with modern security technology, optimized firewalls and server-based protective measures like a security policy to provide a high level of security.
- Modern, reliable applications (software) with the latest security updates and appropriate configurations.
At 1&1, our many teams and security experts work daily to provide you with a secure, reliable and powerful platform for your websites and online shops.
We rely on your assistance at the application level because the web host usually does not have any control over the software versions you are using. It is up to you to install regular security updates to provide a secure environment for your customers and visitors.
Large content management systems (CMS) like Magento, WordPress with WooCommerce, PrestaShop and others offer crucial long-term support and simple update mechanisms. Use these functions regularly and activate automatic security updates whenever possible.
This will help lay the foundation for successful and secure online commerce.
After a Hack: Getting Assistance
The best advice is always to remain calm and implement the correct measures quickly and appropriately. You can find detailed information in the following post: First Steps after a Website Hack
Website security is a complex topic. Do not delay in asking for help: Our experts at 1&1 Web Hosting Customer Service are available around the clock.