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Mon - November 2, 2020 2:01 pm  |  Article Hits:189  |  A+ | a-
We have seen so many more security issues with content managed and WordPress websites this year. Word press especially is a collection of open source code and plug ins, bits of code written by different developers to enhance WordPress, it does however mean there is greater risks with security on such sites.

Rather and a targeted malicious attack on your website or company reputation there are webbots that trawl the web looking for websites and automatically testing and and using security breaches in the code. As WordPress is so widely used then it is a very real target for hackers.

There is a constant list of updates for WordPress and its plug ins and its easy to let these slide for a few weeks or months and then worry that they might "break things" when they are applied so there is genuine concern and caution when applying updates. So the vulnerabilities of such sites increase over time.

It is one of our biggest single call for support, my site is not working, has it been hacked, what has changed? Or even worse the server auto closes a website due to illegal operation such as scripts running endlessly and affecting the smooth running of the server. Its these times our engineers are confronted with an unhappy customer who is frustrated and concerned and an unplanned for re organisation of our working priorities. 

So what is the answer?

Better security for the website simple as that. Whilst ssl protects the site visitor and passwords and ftp locks protect the websites hosting control, there is little protection for the WordPress site itself.

Wordfence is a very capable plug in for wordpress BUT it does need monitoring and action on its reports and it is very much a tool to be used to help protect a site than a complete package in security.

Webspace Unlimited have been looking at alternatives for our clients and believe that Sucuri would be beneficial to any and all clients who have WordPress sites. This is control panel access of the web hosting environment, it is real time monitoring and a guaranteed fix time for a compromised site, we have enabled the security on the servers and will be updating with pricing details soon.
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Webspace Unlimited is a family run business based in the heart of Wales in the UK.

We have three core areas to our business:

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  • Website Development
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Since the mid 1990s Webspace Unlimited has been providing business-class website hosting, website development and website promotion, for clients in the UK and abroad. We have hosted, built and promoted websites in English, French, Spanish, Finnish, German and Arabic, for both large and small companies.

We pride ourselves on providing a tailor-made service for our customers and being able to back this up with highly functional websites that work and appeal to a global marketplace.

Should your business require secure hosting, a quality and stable website that can be found by a worldwide customer base, then contact us.