What Do I Need To Keep My WordPress Website Up To Date?
WordPress is incredibly powerful and popular, powering around 39.6% of the internet’s websites (2021), being this popular does sadly paint a target on it’s back. For hackers, or people looking to hijack or exploit a website, making the tool able to work on WordPress sites is their best bet. This means you need to have premium security on your website, as more than 70% of WordPress sites are vulnerable to hackers, breaches, malicious code injections or similar (2019).
What Does WordPress Security Look Like?
Keeping your website up to date is the #1 piece of advice offered by everyone. Updating your website means keeping the WordPress core, theme & plugins all up to date on the latest versions available – this patches or fixes any known exploits and vulnerabilities in them.
Killer Websites takes care of this with our maintenance plan, we’ll keep everything on your website up to date, optimised and minimise the risk to your website being hacked, hijacked or taken down. On top of that, every day we run security scans, scanning your website files for any bad files or issues, we also check your website domain to see if it has been blacklisted or repeated for malware with several security providers.
To double down on any security efforts, your website is back up daily off-site to a redundant backup, this allows us to roll back or restore your website should the worst happen in incredibly quickly. We retain 90 days worth of backups, that unlike most backup solutions are stored elsewhere to where the server is located, this redundancy means if the server is ultimately compromised, a fresh, clean copy of your website backup is not.
This method of regular security checks, updates & backups leads to several fail over measures to keep your website as secure as possible.