The 13 Serious Death Threats to Your Websites
A SPECIAL WEBMASTER EBOOK
WEBSITE SECURITY AND MANAGEMENT SERIES
The 13 Serious Death Threats to Your Websites – In today’s world that’s driven by technology, more and more people and companies as well, are riding on the fast-moving world of the digital revolution platform we call the internet.
More often than not, these people or companies only knew how to build their websites and show it off to their visitors, customers, members, subscribers, friends and acquaintances without regard to the serious threats their creations are facing amidst the unstable network of computers and servers connected to the internet.
Like many industries of the IT world, these savvy Webmasters are not fully aware of the dangers that their websites face every day as they rely heavily on their webhosts and new technology to protect their websites.
The reason they don’t care that much is simple…
Most Webmasters are not appreciative of the fact that there are real threats that can seriously affect their online existence now more than ever.
They normally build, deploy and conquer but don’t believe (or tend not to believe) the real dangers of losing their websites in a snap (like the dreaded hard disk failure on their very own PC or Mac).
This comprehensive Ebook will show you at least thirteen (13) of the most serious threats (that’s why we call them “Death Threats”) to your website existence and what you can do to avoid their destructive impact when they strike you and your web sites (can be anytime from now).
Some of these death threats you can avoid. Other threats are really beyond you, your webserver and even your webhost. And statistics shows that 94.6% of active websites have been affected by or suffered one or more of these “death threats” in their online existence.
There are several ways to ensure that your websites will not be affected by these online plagues and disasters. This special report will show you how to avoid or prevent many of these threats, how to stop some of them and how to prepare for those that you cannot control.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy a worthwhile read of the 13 most dreaded Death Threats to your websites. Find out why we say Disregard is Dangerous to you as well as your websites.
1. SERVER TIMEOUTS / DOWNTIMES
Inability to access your website; server timeouts occasionally; webpages not responding; page cannot be displayed errors; page not found errors and similar problems.
This is one of the most common problems in the webhosting industry.
Causes and Effects:
Sometimes, web servers don’t perform as they should due mainly to overcrowding or overselling of these servers. Others freeze up because the server hardware can’t handle the load anymore without an upgrade. As a result, the processes are too much to bear for the poor servers and they end up not responding. Normally, it occurs on shared server/hosting environment. Shared hosting means you are not the only one customer in that server and/or have no control over it.
It basically happens when the major server components
(like the CPU, memory and hard disks) fail, freeze or
malfunction because it can’t cope up with large
simultaneous tasks it processes at the same time.
When too many domains are hosted on the server
(overselling) and many are abusing the server resources at the same time, the core of the server system fails.
As the server stops operating, your websites and all the other sites on that server will not be displayed to your visitors. On and off… Up and down… This can happen several times in a day without you even noticing it at some point, yet it can ruin your website’s reputation.
Server downtime normally results to partial loss of websites and databases. It could also mean lost opportunities and business to the webmasters.
These downtimes are anticipated and expected by most webhosts, that’s why you’ll notice that most of them give you less than 100% uptime guarantee to make sure that their customers will not blame them later. This is also setting up expectations with their customers that their service is not error-free.
• Go for those hosts with assured backup capability.
• Check your hosts reputation on webhosting forums like WebhostingTalk.com
• Stay away from those known webhosts that oversell their servers.
• Ask your host how they are handling downtime even before you sign up with them.
• Clarify with your host what their uptime guarantee means and how will you be informed or alerted in cases of scheduled downtimes. Uptime Guarantee explained here.
• Stay away from super cheap hosting offers to which the old adage applies, “what you pay is what you get”.
• Backup your websites and databases on your local computer and try to save them offline like on flash disks, CDs and DVDs.
2. SERVER CRASH PROBLEMS
3. SERVER SOFTWARE PROBLEMS
4. DATACENTER DISASTERS AND PROBLEMS
5. SERVER MOVEMENTS AND TRANSFERS
6. VIRUSES, WORMS AND OTHER EXPLOITS
7. SERVER HACKING PROBLEMS
8. DOS or DDOS ATTACK
9. WEBHOST TROUBLES, DISPUTES AND PROBLEMS
10. WEBHOST DECEPTIONS AND FRAUDS
11. FORCE MAJEURE – ACTS OF GOD
12. PROBLEMS DUE TO ACTS OF MAN
13. YOUR OWN ERRORS OR OMMISSIONS
These 13 Serious Death Threats to your websites should not be ignored. In fact, if you are a true-blue Webmaster, you know these dangers are for real and only need to be reminded of the disastrous effects from time to time.
If you care enough about your online presence, you will take time to secure what you have now and be prepared to implement a disaster recovery plan in case of problems.
As always, communication is vital in your relations with your webhosting company. You should try to contact your host as soon as you notice problems with your websites.
And remember, your webhost should be treated as your partner in business. As such, you should choose your webhost wisely. Look for a host with proper communication channels like a hotline number in case of emergency or a live chat facility. This will greatly help in times of need.
Now that you are aware of these death threats to your website, it’s time for you to implement it. You have to make a choice to protect your online presence today.
The time to secure your websites is now. Not tomorrow. Never procrastinate. Protect yourself today while you can.
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To your online success,
Think about it…
“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” – Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
“Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” – Unknown
“Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan.” – Unknown
“If you only do what you know you can do – you never do very much.” – Tom Krause
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
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