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Toolkit Plesk Premium Email Plesk Email Security Feature Packs Business & Collaboration WordPress Pack Hosting Pack Power Pack Language Pack Featured Extension Extension Pricing Extensions Help center More Careers Events Webinars Plesk University Blog Plesk Partner Program Contact Us FREE TRIAL Five Simple Rules to Make Your Website and Web Server Secure By Lukas Hertig May 24, 2016 Product and technology 4 Minutes You have a web server or a website and you want it to be secure from the bad guys. One thing we know about bad guys is that they are ALWAYS looking for the easiest route to perform their bad deeds. They are looking for the low-hanging fruit to pluck. This blog post is about how NOT to be the low-hanging fruit. 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