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When you decide to go with a particular web hosting server, you should consider whether they have a secure data center. A web hosting company needs a lot of web servers to store their customers' Web sites. These servers are then connected to the Internet. Because these servers are essentially computers, they need to be housed in a secure data center, which is a brick and mortar building. In order for the web hosting company to guarantee security to their customers, a secure data center typically has 24/7 computer data backup, fire protection, HVAC temperature control, virus detection, disaster recovery capabilities and backup of power.