Websites unlike personal data are stored in servers which are easily accessible by users and hackers. This is where hackers get unlimited time and can use all the tools of hacking at their disposal to wreak havoc on the website. There are loads of things that hackers can do with your site like, deleting important data, copying user details, stealing passwords, using the website emails to send malicious mails, altering data, and many more such acts of espionage. This is the reason why web hosting sites spend million of dollars protecting their websites from these sort of problems. It is not always possible for small website owners to spend this sort of money on the protection of one website.
Most websites on the web are very easy for hackers to hack since they do very little to stop these hackers from doing what they intend to do. There are many hackers who hack websites just for fun and as a way to boast among other hackers. It is the easiest ones that are targeted by beginners who move on to tougher websites once they get better at it.
Making a website completely hack proof is not possible since a hacker will find some or another way to hack a website. What one can do is to prepare as much as possible to postpone the inevitable. One of the easiest mode of hacking is by using unprotected server passwords. Hackers will use your previously accumulated data to get into your accounts. Hence use a strong password and keep changing it often. The second most important thing to do is to secure all the data. Use a good encrypted and a strong security socket layer provider to enforce the website’s defenses. If the server allows one to install a good antivirus and a firewall, do it at the first chance and update the anti virus software often.