A Website Protection Site Scanner helps in identifying the weak and vulnerable spots in your website. These security weaknesses are quite similar to small holes. However, these holes can be quite serious as it allows external attackers to get into your website easily and perform actions that are detrimental. Someone can take over your site, delete your site, access information in your database and do other things you would not want.
The GoDaddy Website Protection Site Scanner can help you identify SQL injection mistakes, phishing activities, malware URLs, XSS or cross site scripting, etc. In fact, the GoDaddy WPSS can identify in excess of 3000 vulnerable spots in the hosting of your website. It is not something you added but something someone else may have added to your site via unlawful entry. You can find the scan results on the dashboard of your Website Protection Site Scanner. These results are based on the seriousness of the vulnerabilities identified. You do not have to do anything but check the results.
The GoDaddy Website Protection Site Scanner covers all the issues related to the vulnerabilities in your website. Further, it offers you a wide range of suggestions of how to get rid of these issues and fix the website yourself. However, there could be situations when you may require an expert’s advice. The dashboard of your GoDaddy WPSS includes the email address and the contact number of the security expert.
Further, when your website gets a passing score you can display it with a site scanner seal on your site. This is an indication to those visiting your website that it is thoroughly scanned each day for various security threats. It also indicates that your website is completely safe for browsing.
So, how do you set up the GoDaddy Website Protection Site Scanner?
It does not take much time to set up the Website protection Site scanner. If another provider is hosting your website then you will have to verify whether you are controlling the hosting space or not. There are a few additional steps provided in your account that show how you can do this. Once you set up the Site Scanner it takes approximately 24 hours for the results to be displayed in the account. In case you specify your domain manually, you will have to verify whether you are in control of the hosting space by taking a few additional steps.
There are a couple of other things that you can do while setting it up. You can select a time zone of your choice and schedule a scan time. Further, if you want to receive notifications in a different email address than what is given in your account, you will have to enter the alternate email address in the Additional Emails section. Once you are done with these steps, your set-up is complete.