Securing Your Website and Domains

Below are just a few simple ways you can ensure your website, domain and website hosting are better protected from casual intruders.

If you need advanced assistance to make updates to your website and/or provide further technical assistance, please contact Mitchell Adams at (561) 386-6934 or email mitchell@adamsweb.co. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Tips For Securing Your Website

  • Always keep the software running your website patched and current. For most common websites, this means updating software like Wordpress and all the plugins being used. Check every couple of weeks and apply patches as needed.
  • Use strong passwords and change them regularly. A strong password will be complex and random. Don't use simple passwords like P@ssw0rd. Tools like KeePass can help you keep track of those hard to remember passwords.
  • Create and provide separate accounts to give to support if possible. Always retain your own username and password and don't share it if possible. If you do need to share for some reason, change your password as soon as you are done with your task.
  • Be careful copying and pasting random HTML code into your website. Make sure you know what the code does before you add it to your website.
  • Finally, check with your web hosting provider to see if they offer any type of website scanning software. Most services of this nature will scan your website for security issues and instrusions and email you a report.

Protect Your Website Ownership

  • Regularly check that you are the registered owner and have access to your domains. If you don't own the domain, you don't own your website.
  • If you don't personally manage your website, ask your provider to have access to the site or retain regular backups of your website files.
  • Before starting a new website project, carefully review any agreements or contracts and make note of who owns the website files and content.
  • Consider consolidating your domain registrations into one account for ease of tracking and control.
  • Finally, remember to renew your domain names on time and don't let them expire!

Example Websites

Below are a few examples of the types of custom developed applications and websites Adams Web Co. has created.

RelicRecord

RelicRecord is a web application allowing users to archive and track items they collect or family heirlooms they want to catalog. The application was entirely developed by Adams Web Co. and utilizes Microsoft Azure. It was developed using ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, and Azure SQL along with several supporting technologies.

The marketing portion of the application is based in WordPress for ease in posting bi-weekly blog articles and running various email, social, and online advertising campaigns.


RelicRecord

Maine Arts Camp is a small, nurturing camp community with a maximum of 100 campers per session located on the campus of Colby College in Maine. In addition to the marketing website, Adams Web Co. developed a fully customized camper and parent portal to facilitate camper registrations, class scheduling, and general record keeping.

The Maine Arts Camp portal was developed using a full Microsoft stack and is run on top of the Microsoft Azure platform.