Managed WordPress Hosting

We are now offering Managed WordPress Installations:

If you’ve followed us over the years you’ll know that we are constantly talking about security.

Several years ago when we talked about securing individual and business accounts people thought it was “paranoid” to think that the average guy or average business was vulnerable. It was not uncommon for people to give a kind smile and a dismissive “OK” when we talked about threats. Now, everyone is paying attention.

These days there is not a week (or less) that goes by without hearing about a major breach of consumer passwords or a new vulnerability of web software needing an immediate “patch“.

So we’ve decided to offer what we think is needed. Not just standard web sites or standard installations of WordPress, we feel the need is for managed WordPress installations and security monitoring.

This is not web hosting, this is not web site content management, this is security management and safe management of the components that power your web site.

Did You Know?

While many people have improved the security and strength of their passwords, there are still a huge number of people who pick from a very small list of common passwords. In fact, 91% of all user passwords sampled all appear on the list of just the top 1,000 passwords.


Believe it or not, here are the top 5
#5. qwerty  #4. 1234  #3. 12345678  #2. 123456  #1. password

passwordrandom.com/most-popular-passwords

27.7% of the Web is a Big Target

•Most popular content management systems:

© CMS usage market
share
change since
1 February 2017
1. WordPress 27.7% 58.8% +0.2%
2. Joomla 3.3% 7.1% -0.1%
3. Drupal 2.2% 4.7%
4. Magento 1.2% 2.6%
5. Blogger 1.1% 2.3% -0.1%

Statistics March 2017

wordpress security

Our Managed WordPress Services

As a website adds more plugins the risk of a threat becomes greater. For each time that WordPress core rolls out a new security update, the plugin author(s) should review their own plugin to see that 1) it is also not affected by the vulnerability and, if needed 2) adjust their plugin code to be compatible with the new WordPress release. Each time this happens, there is a risk that the plugin is not updated (this is why it’s important to do research and choose the right plugin in the beginning) or that 2 or more of the plugins will no longer be compatible with the other(s). This makes managing a website with many plugins a task that must be constant.

We do not include Akismet or Hello Dolley as plugins when considering price.

Please do not count them.

Your website has 5 to 10 plugins that it relies on. Initially we will scan your plugins and themes for vulnerabilities and manage your publicly accessible plugins, assure compatibility .

After Initial Scanning and Setup:
•We set up notification to us of updates for your themes and plugins (5 to 10 plugins with 1 active theme).
•Weekly check-in (even if no updates are needed)
•Ongoing Scan and Repair and WordPress vulnerabilities
•Monitor any comment spam.
•Monitor unsuccessful login attempts.
•Monitor Google Analytics for Geographical activity.
•Scheduled Malware Scanning
•Schedule Backups for Immediate Recovery
•Daily and Weekly Backups
•Cloud Backup and Recovery
•Uptime Monitor and Notifications

Bonuses:
•Code Snippets
– Easy code snippets so that you do not have to edit PHP code
•Google Analytics setup within your installation
– View Google Analytics data centrally in your dashboard (Google Account Required)
•Centrally Manage Comments
– See and Manage comments much easier
•Wordpress Maintenance
– Can easily put your site into maintenance mode during updates (if desired)

*requirements: must be hosted on our servers using the plus, pro, premium or custom web package.

Your website has between 11 and 20 plugins that it relies on – compatibility, security and speed should be your primary concern . Initially we will scan your plugins and themes for vulnerabilities and manage your publicly accessible plugins, assure compatibility .

After Initial Scanning and Setup:
•We set up notification to us of updates for your themes and plugins (11 to 25 plugins with 1 active theme).
•Weekly check-in (even if no updates are needed)
•Ongoing Scan and Repair and WordPress vulnerabilities
•Monitor any comment spam.
•Monitor unsuccessful login attempts.
•Monitor Google Analytics for Geographical activity.
•Scheduled Malware Scanning
•Schedule Backups for Immediate Recovery
•Daily and Weekly Backups
•Cloud Backup and Recovery
•Uptime Monitor and Notifications

Bonuses:
•Code Snippets
– Easy code snippets so that you do not have to edit PHP code
•Google Analytics setup within your installation
– View Google Analytics data centrally in your dashboard (Google Account Required)
•Centrally Manage Comments
– See and Manage comments much easier
•Wordpress Maintenance
– Can easily put your site into maintenance mode during updates (if desired)

*requirements: must be hosted on our servers using the plus, pro, premium or custom web package.

Your website has between 21 and 30 plugins that it relies on. Primarily you should have an extremely robust hosting package that will accommodate the processing needs of all of those plugins. Of equal importance is the security and compatibility of your theme and plugins.  Initially we will scan your plugins and themes for vulnerabilities and manage your publicly accessible plugins and assure compatibility . Utilizing many plugins inevitably will slow down your site – We will also configure web caching processes that will significantly boost the speed of your website.

After Initial Scanning and Setup:
•We set up notification to us of updates for your themes and plugins (26 to 40 plugins with 1 active theme).
•Weekly check-in (even if no updates are needed)
•Ongoing Scan and Repair and WordPress vulnerabilities
•Monitor any comment spam.
•Monitor unsuccessful login attempts.
•Monitor Google Analytics for Geographical activity.
•Scheduled Malware Scanning
•Schedule Backups for Immediate Recovery
•Daily and Weekly Backups
•Cloud Backup and Recovery
•Uptime Monitor and Notifications

Bonuses:
•Code Snippets
– Easy code snippets so that you do not have to edit PHP code
•Google Analytics setup within your installation
– View Google Analytics data centrally in your dashboard (Google Account Required)
•Centrally Manage Comments
– See and Manage comments much easier
•Wordpress Maintenance
– Can easily put your site into maintenance mode during updates (if desired)

*requirements: must be hosted on our servers using the pro, premium or custom web package.

If you are managing a WordPress installation with over 30 active plugins we would like to review your needs. Primarily you should have an extremely robust hosting package that will accommodate the processing needs of all of those plugins. Of equal importance is the security and compatibility of your theme and plugins.

Please call us so that we can review your requirements.

Wordpress offers such far reaching diversity of function and offers over 44 thousand different free plugins, 3000 free themes and 56 translations. It is by far, the most widely used and most accessible Content Management System but this popularity is exactly what attracts the hackers and vulnerability exploiters.

Being open source software, WordPress will never be perfect. Being on top of your installation has never been more important.


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