I have heard that WordPress is not secure. Won’t my website get hacked if I use it?

Were you aware of the fact that 26.4% of the entire Web is running on WordPress? These days security is a very hot topic, and WordPress is right in the middle of it due to the fact that is so widely used now. Hackers like to find targets to expend their energy on that will provide them with the most bang for their buck. One of these targets is definitely WordPress. There isn’t one website out on the Web that is 100% secure, however, there are effective things you can do to help reduce your risk of experiencing a security breach – particularly if you use WordPress on your website.

We take website security very seriously and use multiple approaches so that our clients’ risk is significantly reduced.

We inform our clients that they should use strong passwords. That way password-guessing algorithms won’t be able to easily make their way into WordPress’s backend administration on their site. Many people don’t change the “admin” default username and often use passwords like 1234admin. Those are the website that is most vulnerable to being hacked. If all users have strong passwords it will significantly reduce your risk.

To help prevent attacks we install several different security plugins. Our bases are covered on multiple fronts by using more than one. We are also immediately notified if anything suspicious is occurring.

If you choose to host with us, you will have access to the many security features that we have directly implemented on our server. That helps with keeping the bad guys away even before they have a chance to get to your site.

We provide our customers with all updates and backups as part of the overall hosting service. Having outdated WordPress files is like an open invitation for security breaches.

We create backups each week on all the websites running on our server. We all update all WordPress plugins and core files to make sure that any security holes get a patch on an update becomes available.

We have partnered with a security firm that furnishes us with a monitoring service and website firewall. Although this service does cost extra money, many of our clients find it is invaluable to help protect their websites against security breaches. You can rest assured knowing we have spent lots of time ensuring that our server is part of a secure environment and that all WordPress sites that we create are as secure as they possibly can be. If you have any questions, we will be very happy to discuss our security measures with you in detail.