Choosing a WordPress host can be a hard decision. Hosts like Godaddy, Hostgator, BlueHost all offer cheap options under $100. Why wouldn’t you choose them when they obviously can save you money? Ever heard the saying “You get what you pay for?” In this case it’s very true. When hosting with these companies your site is thrown in with thousands (sometimes as many as 5,000 to 10,000) other websites. In this type of hosting environment your site is vulnerable. Eset, a leader among Anti Virus Software and Internet Security published an article in March of 2014 uncovering a backdoor trojan that massively attacked computers and servers called ‘Operation Windigo’ that was out there “for more than two and a half years and currently has 10,000 servers under its control”. See: OPERATION WINDIGO: Malware Used To Attack Over 500,000 Computers Daily After 25,000 UNIX Servers Hijacked By Backdoor Trojan.
If you’re using cpanel, this article is relevant because your server could have been affected and you may have never known. Many of the servers that were infected DIDN’T know. This is one of the reasons you need to be adding extra layers of security on your wordpress website and take regular FULL backups that are stored on Dropbox, not on your server. The site restore points and snapshots that you get with Godaddy or Hostgator will not save your site in these examples & because they are stored on your same hosting account, are usually infected as well.
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