What is Sitelock?
As the capability and usage of the internet increases, so do potential threats
and “break-ins” to your website. Whether your website has huge volumes of traffic
or if you’re just starting out, everyone is at risk from hackers. So to keep your
website safe, WestHost offers website malware protection from Sitelock. It is the
leading cloud-based security solution on the market, so why would you choose
You can visualize Sitelock as being the equivalent for your website to what
anti-virus protection is for your computer. Without it you are leaving yourself
vulnerable to the inevitability of a virus making its way in.
What Does Sitelock Do?
In a nutshell, its malware protection secures your website from cyber attacks,
whilst keeping it public.
More specifically, Sitelock scans and removes malware automatically, meaning your
website remains safe and won’t get blacklisted by Google for any negative associations.
Its firewall blocks all backdoor forced entry attempts to your website and some of its
packages mitigate Ddos attacks. As it is a CDN, it reduces latency making your website
faster to load.
Sitelock downloads your website files and scans the code. If any malware is detected,
it is immediately deleted and uploads the clean files back onto the server.