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Website Security

Protect your site and get peace of mind.
Free SSL Certificate now included with Ultimate plans.
Website Security
Protect your site. Get peace of mind.

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Included in every Website Security plan:


Protection for unlimited pages within a single website.
Security analysts for advanced issues.
Advanced security monitoring.
Google blacklist monitoring and removal.
Brand reputation monitoring.
Unlimited malware removal and hack repair.
Trusted site seal.
100% clean site - guaranteed.
30-day money back guarantee.
Compatible with most CMS and custom-coded sites.

Advanced protection and speed boost. (Deluxe, Ultimate and Express)

CDN performance accelerator and Advanced DDoS mitigation. (Deluxe, Ultimate, and Express)

Website Security works seamlessly with many apps, including…

Why GoDaddy
Website Security?
We offer complete protection and peace of mind.
Website Security powered by Sucuri — advanced protection made simple. There’s no software to install, daily security scans run automatically and if there’s ever an issue our automatic removal tools can’t fix, our security experts will repair it manually — no matter how long it takes and at no additional cost to you. So relax — we’ve got it completely covered.
Malware doesn’t discriminate.

In fact, it’s an equal-opportunity menace because most malware attacks are triggered by automation, so that means literally anyone is a target. And if you do get infected, and you don’t have an immediate response mechanism in place — like GoDaddy Website Security — it can do more than just disrupt your site. It’ll ruin your reputation, and that’ll chase prospective customers away.

Think of it this way: Securing your site is like locking the doors to your house at night. You don’t do it because you expect something bad to happen — you do it because it significantly reduces the risk of uninvited and unwelcome access.

What is website security?


Powerful protection against the worst threats. Most site owners aren't aware of all these different threats, but we are — and we protect your site against each one of them and more.

Malware detection and removal

We scan your site daily – not just the front end, where customers could get infected – but also at the server level, where infections can cost you valuable resources.

Google blacklist monitoring and removal

If your site is compromised and blacklisted by Google we notify you of the problem and work to get things cleaned up and your site removed from Google's blacklist.

Web Application Firewall prevention (WAF)*

Stop malware before it gets a chance to infect your site. Our Web Application Firewall (WAF) intercepts and inspects incoming data and removes malicious code, preventing damage from being done to your site (and your business).

Content Delivery Network performance boost (CDN)*

Improve your site's load time by up to 50%. Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) stores your content on multiple servers around the world, so it's always close to your visitors.

Distributed Denial of Service prevention (DDoS)*

This attack can bring down your site by overwhelming it with a flood of automated traffic. And every minute your site’s down, you’re losing customers and sales. Our advanced security monitoring and Web Application Firewall (WAF) prevent this type of attack.

Brute force prevention*

This is where an application cycles through every possible password combination until it finds the one that works. From there, hackers can access your system, steal sensitive data and do pretty much whatever they want.

Injection prevention*

With injection flaws, a hacker sends malicious data as part of a command or query that tricks your site into doing something it shouldn’t, such as giving the hacker your entire customer database.

Cross–site scripting prevention*

Commonly abbreviated as XSS, this attack sends user-supplied data to a web browser without validating it first. Hackers use these flaws to hijack users away from your site or deface it, causing you to lose business.

Zero day prevention*

This is an attack that’s launched as soon as a new vulnerability is discovered and before there’s a patch available to fix it. While these are impossible to predict, our WAF will virtually patch your site within moments of a Zero Day attack being disclosed.

Don’t forget to lock the front door.

Our Website Security Essential plan is the simplest way to keep your site safe.

Website Security Essential

As low as
$5.59/mo
On sale - Save 20%
$6.99/mo when you renew4


Lean, but still mean.

Think of it as installing locks on your website’s front door. This plan provides the basic security your site absolutely needs to keep it safe — it will clean and monitor your site, even alert you if anything does go wrong. It doesn’t include an SSL certificate, automatic backup or advanced protection, but it’s way better than leaving the door wide open.


The Website Security Essential plan comes with:

Protection for unlimited pages within a single website.

Advanced security monitoring.

Google blacklist monitoring and removal.

Unlimited malware removal and hack repair.

Trusted site seal.

30-day money back guarantee.

Frequently asked questions

How does Website Security work?

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


What’s the best product if my site’s already hacked?

If your website’s been hacked and you need to fix it ASAP, you need the Express plan — with this plan, malware scanning starts immediately. After the product is activated, you’ll need to submit a removal request from the Website Security dashboard. Once we receive the request, we’ll respond within 30 minutes and get to work on diagnosing and cleaning up your site 100%, guaranteed. We’ll also submit a request to Google on your behalf to re-index your site and remove it from any blacklists. Learn more about the Express plan.


Does Website Security work if my site isn’t hosted with GoDaddy?

Yes. Our goal is to make the internet a safe place for everyone. We’re able to work with CMS-hosted sites (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.) or a custom-coded site (HTML, PHP, ASP etc.) regardless of your hosting company.


What is the difference between Essential, Deluxe and Ultimate?

The Essential product covers all your basic website security needs. It includes daily site scanning and guarantees cleanup of any suspicious malware found. The Deluxe tier includes the same daily scanning and cleanup, but it also places your site on our worldwide server network (CDN), which means your site is ‘close’ to anyone who visits it, helping it load more quickly all over the world. Deluxe also includes an extra layer of security, Firewall (WAF) protection, which blocks any traffic that it deems suspicious or dangerous.

The Ultimate plan gives you complete website protection, including an SSL Certificate, Website Backup, our one-click restore program and everything from the Deluxe plan — but with a much faster response time. Should any issues come up, just reach out to our special team of security experts and they’ll be more than happy to resolve them.

How often will Website Security scan my site for malware?

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

Does Website Security create backup files?

Website Security backs up any files that are modified during the cleanup process. These files are retained for a brief period of time. For regular backups of your website and databases, contact hosting support at (480) 463-8824 to discuss your options.


I have an SSL, do I still need Website Security?

Definitely. 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’re 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 my 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’ll load just as fast as a website hosted in Japan.

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