Answer in 1 word: NO!
Answer in 1 sentence: NO! YOU DON'T NEED IT!
Answer in 1 paragraph (ok more than 1 paragraphs):-
Do you know what is SiteLock? You probably don't. Please click here now to read how BlueHost explained it. Do you understand now? If yes, please email me and explained to me because I don't understand!
I built my first website in 1998 and have since built many many websites and host with many many web host. You don't need something like that.
- Demonstrate to your customers that you are a trustworthy business by verifying your credentials such as email, phone and address.
- Displaying the SiteLock certificate increases conversion rates on your site. It will give your business instant credibility & trust in the eyes of customers.
- Recover your reputation
- Security verification logo
I have displayed the SiteLock logo in this blog post now. It is free. I downloaded it from their website. Does the logo demonstrate to you I am trustworthy. Does it increase my credibility in your eyes? I doubt.
- SiteLock automatically scans your website for vulnerabilities and malware to ensure they are not being blocked or spammed.
- Eliminate database vulnerabilities
- Secure your network
- Remove malware
- Malware removal
- Spam black-list removal
- Database security
- Network security
- Ongoing security assurance
- Discounted expert services
There is no further explanation on how they are going to protect our website. There is not enough transparency. What kind of database vulnerabilities? How often is the scan being performed? Will I get a report on what it does? Or maybe I will just get this, 'Scan Completed! Nothing Detected.'
The 'SiteLock Domain Security' will cost you $14.99/year.
The Site Lock service is not provided by BlueHost but a third party SiteLock.com. But it is not mentioned anywhere in their website. Is it a different 'SiteLock'? But the shared the same logo
On their official website, the basic plan cost $9.99/month (Month, not year!). The Enterprise plan will cost you $49.99/month. So where do the cheapo $14.99/year plan fit in(only $1.5/month)?
Is it worth the money? No I don't think so. Money is more well spend by purchasing other add-on such as 'Site Backup Pro' which will provide more real and practical security to you by making sure your website is backup periodically.
Have you activated the best discount pricing?
BlueHost activates different discount pricing based on different links. They are different by 50 cents to $2.50 per month but will add up substantially for longer contracts.
|12 Month||$6.95 ($83.40)|
|24 Month||$6.45 ($154.80)|
|36 Month||$4.95 ($178.20)|
|12 Month||$4.95 ($59.40)|
|24 Month||$3.95 ($94.80)|
|36 Month||$2.95 ($106.20)|