As of October 2015, WordPress CMS powered 29.7% of all new sites. Even more impressively, 25.5% of the Internet is powered by WordPress. Why? To put it simply, WordPress is a phenomenal resource for web developers and business owners as it is easy to use and learn, open source and modifiable, SEO friendly, extremely versatile, and was built with security in mind.
Unfortunately, as with any open source resource, malicious parties can hack websites that do not take their security very seriously. According to Forbes, roughly 30,000 websites are hacked each day due to particular vulnerabilities, which WordPress sites are not exempt from. Typically WordPress CMS users experience unusual activity on their websites as a symptom of a security breach. This could come in the form of spam, or abnormal increases in traffic; possibly from foreign countries. Additionally, many hacked websites suffer from spontaneous redirections to other pages, unknown admin users, and unapproved content additions. Web security is extremely important because the credibility of your brand relies on the stability of your website.
Typically, more cautious WordPress users take precautions to “harden” their websites. These precautions typically include maintaining the latest WordPress version as soon as updates are released, constantly updating plugins and ensuring that they are from trusted sources, strengthening passwords, and using credible themes. It is also advisable to use a trusted host to keep your website online.
As a small business owner, keeping track of web security and having to take care of breaches can be a tedious and technically intensive task, which many do not have the time or expertise to handle efficiently and effectively. Web Toaster is here to save you time and effort, and maintain a strong brand for your company. Part of our value is our website maintenance and security packages; Web Toaster offers 24/7 website monitoring for malicious activity, so our skilled team of developers can manage any sort of breach without you lifting a finger.
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