Website Getting Hacked – Get The Monkey Of Your Back

By on April 8, 2015 in Online Income with 0 Comments

Monkey on your backI have finally got the monkey of my back.  I no longer have a hosting account with Bluehost, that has had more holes in it then Swiss cheese.

After a grueling last 12 months, more hacking attempts and account suspensions that I care to count.  I finally removed my last site of that hosting account and moved it to my new hosting account Justhost.  So I now hold three hosting accounts, Hostgator, Justhost, and a  private hosting account with a industry specific site in Australia.

Now I’ve ranted about Bluehost plenty in the past, so no need to keep banging on about it now.  I wanted to really highlight a few things that this ordeal has taught me about websites and website security :

  • Never put all your eggs in one basket.

This is a cornerstone rule of investing, and it is just as relevant in the online world as well.  Once you grow your portfolio of sites large enough, start to spread it out over multiple hosting accounts.  That way if anything goes wrong you still have half of your sites functioning on another server.

My mistake here was I folded all my money earning sites into the one hosting account, and yes you guessed it that was the account that was hacked.

  • Treat You Security seriously.

This is another area I failed badly in.  It was always something I had in the back of my mind that I would get to, I just never did.  There is plenty of great information, tips and tricks, plugins that you can use.  you can read through this great article from Matthew Woodwood about website security.

Hindsight being 20/20 vision, I would  of absolutely implemented some if not all of Matthews suggestions, IMMEDIATELY.

  • If you have a problem deal with it.

Another mistake I made was once I knew I had a problem I didn’t deal with it quickly enough. Now in my defence I also had to feel my way through the dark and learn.  But I knew I had a problem, and I relied a lot on other people and the universe to solve it for me.

Instead of calling it what it was and dealing with it, then and there.

  • Create an action plan for when it happens.

Sometimes shit just happens, no amount of planning and care will change that, so you need an action plan.  Having a disaster recovery plan can stop the bleeding quickly. So you can get on with growing your business.

Its taken me almost 12 months to deal with this hacking/server issue, I honestly could of had it done in 3 months.  And spent 9 months rebuilding my sites, and online passive income, and probably find new sources of income as well.

The wash up

The online world is a fickle bitch at times, there are so many amazing people do some fantastic things out there, but three are also some scumbags (Yes you little prick hackers in Turkey and China) , that will go out of there way to create problems for others.

Don’t let them, fix your site and server security, pay someone to help you if you have to.  Feel free to  reach out to me, the little bit I’ve learnt i would be happy to help anyone. so they don’t have to go through what I’ve just been through.

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About the Author: Hi I'm Darren Boland, my passion is in creating Passive Income, this site is all about my exploits the good and the bad about how I got about doing just that. .

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