Configure my website monitoring
When you set up your Website Security, you'll want to review and configure the Monitoring Types to make the most of your website protection.
- Go to your GoDaddy product page.
- Under Website Security and Backups, next to the Website Security account you want to use, click Manage.
- From the navigation menu, click Settings.
- On the Monitoring Types page, you'll see some options including Malware + Blacklist, DNS, SSL and Uptime monitoring. You can turn these monitors on or off at any time.
- Each monitor has a different function; here is a break down of how each monitor protects your website.
Monitoring types Malware Monitoring Malware Monitoring identifies website defacements, phishing attempts, backdoors and more on your site. We'll make sure to notify you if anything happens to your website. SSL Monitoring An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a certificate on the website that allows encryption of information from the client to the server. If your site uses an SSL certificate, it is important to know the status of the certificate in order to keep your customer’s identification information safe. It’s rare that your SSL certificate will change, but if it does, you will be alerted to any changes via email. DNS Monitoring This monitors the IP address of your website, nameservers and MX records. It’s rare for this information to change, but if it does we'll notify you. Blacklist Monitoring There are a number of blacklisting authorities that monitor for malware, SPAM, and phishing attempts. Our monitoring automatically checks blacklist APIs and ensures you’ll know when your site is hacked and blacklisted by: Sucuri, Google, Norton, AVG, Phish Tank, McAfee SiteAdvisor and more. DNS Monitoring This monitors the IP address of your website, nameservers and MX records. It’s rare for this information to change, but if it does we'll notify you.
- Once you've enabled your preferred monitoring types, you can then choose how often these scans run from the drop down lists.
- After you've configured your monitoring types, review these tips to keep your website clean.