Website Security FAQ’s

How does Website Security work?

Website Security scanner checks your website at predetermined intervals for malware, blacklists and uptime so you don’t have to. If it finds any problems, GoDaddy will send an alert right away to let us know the best course of action. If malware is found on your site, we’ll submit a removal request, and GoDaddy will work on fixing the problem. Not only does Website Security monitoring protect you and your customers, but it protects your website’s rankings by checking a variety of different blacklists, and notifying you if you have been placed on one.


How often will Website Security scan my site for malware?

Website Security scans your website every day. Depending on your Website Security plan, you can choose from 30-minute, 12-hour, or daily security monitoring and scan frequency. If any malware is found, you will be notified immediately.


Does Website Security create backup files?

Website Security will back up any of the files that are modified during the cleanup. These are retained for a brief period of time. Regular backups of your website and databases will also be performed routinely.


If you have an SSL, you still need Website Security?

An SSL encrypts data being transmitted to and from your website – it doesn’t protect your website from other vulnerabilities, such as malware, SQL injections or DDoS attacks. By utilizing both an SSL and Website Security, you are using a complete security suite to protect your website, your customers and their data.


How does a Web Application Firewall (WAF) help secure my site?

A WAF is a cloud-based firewall service that screens and protects your real-time website traffic from threats such as SQL injection attacks and comment spammers, while also thwarting DDoS attacks. WAF only takes a few minutes to set up, and is the front-line defense for your website in between Website Security scans.


How does the Website Security Content Delivery Network (CDN) help speed up your site?

A CDN is a network of servers around the world that deploy dynamic and static caching so that all content will render fast and reliably. This means when someone in Japan visits your website hosted in the United States, it will load just as fast as a website hosted in Japan.