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WordPress Maintenance and Security

Keep your website safe and secure at all times to avoid being hacked

WordPress powers over 22% of websites on the entire internet, which is what makes it one of the largest targets for hacking. Let us keep your website up to date, safe and secure at all times to avoid any pitfalls

The best thing about WordPress is also the one thing that makes it a large target for hackers. WordPress is the leading content management system on the planet in use today, powering over 22% of websites on the internet. That’s over 60,000,000 websites that use WordPress!

Keeping up to date with WordPress security holes, plugin vulnerabilities, plugin updates, theme updates and core WordPress updates is a time consuming task. Thankfully for you, we do this on a daily basis with the work we do for multiple clients. Let us take the hard work away from you with our WordPress Maintenance and Security package.

 

WordPress Maintenance and Security

WordPress Maintenance and Security IconAll our WordPress maintenance and security packages are designed to keep your website safe and secure at all times. Any downtime for your business website can result in lost sales and damage to your reputation both with current and potential customers.

We take security seriously, which is why we offer WordPress maintenance and security packages for businesses of all sizes. Can’t find a package that suits your needs below? Then get in touch and we can create a package that is tailored specifically to your business.

Recent research by a team investigating how WordPress websites were breached identified that;

  • 41% of hacked WordPress were hacked through a security vulnerability on their hosting platform
  • 29% were hacked via a security issue in the WordPress Theme they were using
  • 22% were hacked via a security issue in the WordPress Plugins they were using
  • 8% were hacked because they had a weak password.

If you are hosting your website with us, then fear not. We have a team of dedicated experts who make sure our web hosting solutions are safe, secure and industry leading. If you hosting with another provider, then always check any security vulnerabilities with them and then contact us if you are looking for a safe and secure web hosting platform to use if you don’t have this already.

What these statistics highlight is that the majority of breaches to WordPress websites, with a lot of these being small businesses, are from areas that can be prevented with regular updates. We keep a close eye on security vulnerabilities as they are announced to be able to implement fixes to WordPress websites fast so that you never have to worry about your website getting hacked.

One item to note is that hacking attempts on small business websites, generally speaking, aren’t performed by someone targeting your specific website. They often don’t care about you and your website that much. Instead hackers create automated scripts and bots that simply run through a list of commands and known security holes on thousands, or hundreds of thousands of websites running WordPress. If your website isn’t up to date and patched, they will get in from this simple approach.

For example, to put this into perspective, imagine an automated script that follows this logic;

  1. Identify all website running WordPress version 3.1
    1. We know WordPress version 3.1 has “vulnerability X which allows us to delete the database”
      1. Loop through all websites we know that are running WordPress version 3.1 and hack into them using the vulnerability
        1. your-website.com: Delete Database
        2. another-website.com: Delete Database
        3. And so on…

This is a little more complex than this in reality, although this is the same logic that is often applied that hackers use to breach WordPress websites. By targeting known vulnerabilities, this makes the hackers’ job easy. If your website isn’t up to date with all known security holes patched, then this is like leaving your front door open for hackers to get in.

 

Items Covered

WordPress Maintenance and Security Icon - Items CoveredThe checks we make on WordPress sites is fully dependent on the individual website, although here is a guideline for areas that we check and update;

  • Keep WordPress up to date with the latest version
  • Keep all Plugins up to date that are installed and also deactivated
  • Keep all Themes up to date that are installed and also deactivated
  • Install and manage security plugins to make it harder for hackers to breach your website
  • Install and manage plugins to block unauthorised access when a user guesses a password incorrectly multiple times
  • Review backup schedule and recommend improvements

 

 

 

WordPress Maintenance and Security Packages

We always recommend weekly maintenance and security updates as a minimum, particularly as new threats are identified on a regular basis which need attention on your website. That said, if you feel that this is too frequently for your business, then we have packages that suit your individual needs.

 

Monthly

£100/Month
  • WordPress updates
  • Plugin updates
  • Theme updates
  • Manage security plugins
  • Manage brute force attacks plugins
  • Review backup schedule
  • Security checks
  • Security patches
  • Prices excluding VAT
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Weekly

£200/Month
  • WordPress updates
  • Plugin updates
  • Theme updates
  • Manage security plugins
  • Manage brute force attacks plugins
  • Review backup schedule
  • Security checks
  • Security patches
  • Prices excluding VAT
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When looking purely at the cost of the security plugins we use, you are getting access to hundreds of pounds worth of security plugins which we have access to. This, along with our extensive WordPress expertise makes it a logical choice to select a WordPress Maintenance and Security package to keep your website safe from hackers.