There are many reasons why Boost 360 is the perfect choice for your business, and convenience is one of them.
Creating an advanced business website can take anything between a week to several months. But with Boost 360, you can do it in 5 minutes flat! Wondering how?
Not only can you create a website within minutes, you can do it without knowing coding.
Just follow the easy step-by-step directions on the Boost 360 app and get an advanced business website that meets your needs.
Our previous blog explained how you did not need to know coding to create a Boost 360 website. Now we will discuss hosting.
Paying for hosting can hurt the pocket especially when you are a small business. Boost 360 offers free web hosting on all its plans to make going digital affordable for you.
Besides free hosting, Boost 360 also offers free comprehensive website security on its platform.
Our SSL, PCI DSS and HIPAA-compliant services conform to global security norms and ensure the full safety of your data and financial transactions.
In the last blog, we discussed how our fully secure platform can ensure the safety of your data.
Now, let us move on to monthly plans. Our cost-effective monthly plans are specially designed to help you achieve your business goals by empowering you with the right digital tools.
Apart from offering affordable monthly plans, Boost 360 makes it incredibly easy to manage your own website.
Just log on to the platform and carry out the updates you wish to make. You can manage your website from the desktop as well as the mobile app.
Web Security and SSL
If you browse the internet regularly, you may have noticed the word “HTTPS” on the address bar. The “S” in “HTTPS” stands for “secure”. It indicates that the website is protected from risks like data theft, and that it can be trusted by your customers to process sensitive information.
A website gets an “HTTPS” tag only when it has obtained an SSL certificate. Otherwise, it will display an “HTTP” tag. An SSL certificate secures your website from phishing, data leaks, and other online threats. SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a system that keeps your internet connection safe and protects your data from theft and leakage.
Let us take an example. Let’s say you run a small property dealer business. Your website contains a lead generation form where customers can enter their contact details to enable your sales executives to contact them.
In an unsecured website, this information can easily be intercepted by an attacker while it is on its way to the server. There is also the risk of sending the information to the wrong server (domain spoofing) with serious consequences for your business.
An SSL-compliant website will protect your business from such incidents to facilitate seamless operations.
Websites with a valid SSL certificate are protected from the leakage of a host of sensitive information like name, address, phone number, date of birth, AADHAAR/PAN card/election card number, credit card/debit card number and more.
When customers provide information on your website, it is your job to ensure its safety. Failing to do so may cause serious problems. These include financial loss to your customer, damage to your business reputation, and threat of legal action.
Google, too, puts great emphasis on web security by demoting websites which lack SSL encryption. An HTTPS tag is a key necessity for achieving a good search ranking on Google.
Main Advantages of Having an SSL Certificate
Many of the risks outlined above can be avoided if you have a strong SSL certificate. SSL-compliant websites protect customer data and create a good impression of your business. The key advantages of SSL certificates are listed below.
- It secures your website from phishing scams, data breaches, and other online threats.
- It authenticates your identity and indicates to customers that your business is genuine.
- It creates trust in the mind of the customer.
- It improves Google ranking.
Getting an SSL Certificate
Once you have created a website, the next step is to set up web security. This ensures that your data is safe from attackers.
For this, you will have to get in touch with a certificate authority (CA) which will give an SSL certificate for your site. A CA is an external organisation which is permitted to issue SSL certificates after carrying out certain checks.
Getting an SSL certificate is only part of the job. It must be installed and activated on your server. Your hosting provider can help you with this. It is important to remember that SSL certificates are valid for a limited period (maximum two years) and they need to be renewed periodically.
You may either get them for free or need to pay for them depending on your requirements as well as the deal you have chosen.
Get a Fully Secure Website with Boost 360
At Boost 360, we are fully committed to protecting your sensitive information. That is why we offer a wide range of inbuilt security measures to aid your online business and ensure the safety and protection of your data.
When you choose Boost 360, you get a free pre-installed SSL certificate to ensure the safety of your information. We use encryption levels of up to 256-bit to protect your information.
You also do not need to worry about periodic renewals as it is taken care of by us. In other words, you get access to a security certificate with zero effort and at no expense.
PCI DSS Compliance
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of international guidelines for the processing, storage, and transmission of payment card data.
Its purpose is to protect cardholders from financial loss. Compliance is mandatory for all online payment platforms. All Boost 360 sites are PCI DSS-compliant to ensure the safety of financial data.
HIPAA-Compliant Data Centres
When it comes to healthcare, the issue of patient data confidentiality is vital. Robust patient data confidentiality encourages patients to be frank about their problems and protects them from stigma.
The breach of patient medical records could have serious consequences both for the patient and the business. Businesses may be heavily penalised by the courts for being careless with sensitive data and their reputation may also suffer.
The US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets the standards for patient-doctor confidentiality and lays down the rules for storing medical data.
Boost 360’s HIPAA-compliant data centres play a crucial role in avoiding the consequences of patient data breach by securing the storage of sensitive information.
Focus on Data Security
Business websites are constantly under threat from hackers, phishers and scammers. They may steal sensitive data like bank account details and password to defraud your customers of large amounts of money.
Or someone could impersonate you and steal customer data, leaving you responsible for the act. Boost 360 websites are automatically protected from such hazardous incidents thanks to its secure web platform.
Digital Solution for Small Businesses
At Boost 360, we understand how busy businessmen tend to be. That is why we have created a platform that allows you to enjoy the advantages of digital marketing by investing minimum time and effort.
Whether it is retail, services, healthcare, manufacturing, education or any other business type, Boost 360 is fully capable of catering to your needs. Try it now to take the business online and enjoy unmatched growth and success.