What Do You Do When It Was Your Host Who Was Attacked But You And Your Site Are Paying The Price?

When you want to be able to tell the world about a certain product or event going on you build a website for it. In the past that was not the case but in this modern information age everyone is building a website to be able to get their message across. It does not matter if the website is big or if it is small, having your message on the web is a good way to get it to people. Most people do not have their own server so most of the time they spend money per month to rent it from someone else. The company or person that you rent your web space from is called your web hosting provider and they should be able to get you up on the web without problem.


But it really does matter with what type of web host that you go with. There are some web hosts who will hold you by the hand to help get your website up. There are other web hosting providers that make you do everything yourself and if you need help then they want you to look up the information online. Hosting like this does have its advantageous but if you are new to the website game then you might want to choose another alternative. Because when you have a host that is like this then there are several things that you have to worry about. And one of those things is going to be the security of your website.

And the security of your website is a very important thing that you have to worry about all of the time. But sometimes the security of your website is out of your hands. Sometimes there are factors that are beyond your control and that cannot be helped. And many times one of those factors is from the web host itself. When you are hosting with someone else there is very little that you can do when the problem is on their end. You just have to sit there and wait and hope that in the end your web site is not too affected.

But do not be afraid to hold your hosting provider accountable when something does go wrong. If there was a security problem on your end they would have no problem in telling you that you did something wrong and that you must fix it. So if something happens on their end and your site is jeopardized by it then put their feet to the fire and make sure that the problem is handled.

When you are dealing with a hosting provider it is important that they are able to keep their infrastructure safe but you may have to give them some leeway because at one point everyone does become a victim to some kind of online attack. It does not matter how good your security is there is going to be some way that the bad guys are going to be able to get in to attack. This is especially true if you are a business of a notable size, and it is really true when you are a good sized web host. What you are looking for is that it does not happen too often and there are back up measures in place to fix whatever is broken.

So if your web host is attacked once in a blue moon and they handle it correctly then you should not panic. But if it is a situation that happens over and over again then you should really be worried.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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