According to WordPress Authority wpsites.net
30,000 sites were hacked earlier this year and 4,800 websites deleted without any chance of recovery last year
Why do WordPress sites get Hacked?
That’s pretty scary. Why does this happen? Many reasons – using insecure passwords, not keeping your plugins, themes and wordpress core up to date, hosting your site on a shared server (if you are hosting with Godaddy, HostGator, HostMonster, etc – this is YOU) and not setting up extra security features on your wordpress site. There are more than this but the essence of the issue is that there are thousands of ways that a virus or hacker can get into your site and if you don’t stay on top of your WordPress Security then your site is vulnerable.
How do you protect & secure your WordPress Site from being Hacked?
There are many way to protect your site. You can host your WordPress site on a more secure server that offers more security than a shared server like ours. You can manually go in and update your plugins, themes & core every week, set up some security plugins and back your site up weekly and store the files OFF of your server in a secure environment. And you must stay on top of the latest WordPress Security Alerts so that when something happens you can protect yourself from it quickly. Seems like a lot of work, but in the long run its necessary in order to make sure that your awesome new site is protected.
WordPress Security Updates & Backups
You could do all of this yourself, week after week……or you can let us do it for you. For less than $34 a month we will Secure your site, Update it weekly, run a FULL & COMPLETE Backup weekly that includes all of your files and your database and store your backup in a secure place that is NOT located on your hosting (even if you host with us). Best of all we don’t use a program to do it, we do it all by hand. For you, it’s peace of mind. It’s protecting your investment. It’s managing your time. Why struggle over remembering to log in every week, figuring out how to set up security and manage it, keeping up with which plugins are going to break your site when you update them and which ones aren’t, backing up your site every week and then having to restore it if something goes wrong. We can do it all for you with our WP-SUB package.
So what are you waiting for? Get your WordPress Security, Updates & Backups and protect your site today!