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Author : Kerri Molitor
August 08, 2016

Guard Against WordPress Vulnerabilities With Scanners, Theme & Plugin Security Best Practices

If it seems as if WordPress websites are hacked more often than others, there’s some truth to that theory. WordPress vulnerabilities are common – the security firm Sucuri found that a significantly large portion of websites compromised during the first three months of 2016 ran on WordPress. Sucuri investigated 11,485 compromised sites, and 78% of […]

August 05, 2016

Use Two Factor Authentication To Guard WordPress Against Brute Force Attacks

Passwords are an unquestionable means of defense against hackers. A compromised WordPress site can damage your clients’ business reputation — the kind of harm that takes a long time to recover from. Yet no matter how complicated you make a password (adding numbers and symbols), it’s still not the strongest form of protection. Hackers can […]

June 30, 2015

Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins

One of the simplest methods of implementing caching for WordPress Hosting is through third-party plugins. Caching will speed up your site and reduce latency by temporarily storing frequently-requested data. Because repeated page requests can be slow and expensive in terms of resources, it is helpful to cache the results of those requests. Third-party caching plugins for […]

February 25, 2015

Top 4 eCommerce Plugins For WordPress

Over the holidays we shared a few eCommerce security and performance tips for our customers, but we’ve yet to delve into the process of actually setting up an eCommerce site. Many of our customers utilize WordPress Hosting for their websites, which is also a great option for eCommerce sites. WordPress offers small and medium-sized businesses […]

February 18, 2015

Top Four WordPress Security Tips You Need To Follow

When it comes to operating your business with WordPress Hosting, security is the most important consideration. WordPress sites are among the most targeted by attackers due to relatively common vulnerabilities that are easily secured with a small amount of effort. In a sample size of 4,322 WordPress websites hosted on Nexcess’ network, we blocked and […]

February 11, 2015

Top Three Security Plugins For Your WordPress Site

One of the most common tasks our Heroic Support® technicians do for our customers is to help ensure their WordPress website is properly secured. There are many WordPress security plugins that can help with this task, but the options can be overwhelming. When it comes to finding the ideal security plugin for your WordPress site, […]

May 14, 2013

WordPress Sees Increased Use in Top 100 Blogs

There are many blogging platform choices and fully researching and analyzing each can be a little overwhelming, not to mention the management often required after the blog is set up. Luckily, Pingdom has done some research for would-be bloggers and determined what platforms the Top 100 Blogs are using. Not surprisingly, perhaps, they discovered the […]