How do we keep your WordPress website secure?

Security matters. Not only does a secure environment protect you from data loss or embarrassing hacker takeovers, properly secured websites are faster since bogus traffic and requests aren’t eating up your resources. If you haven’t read it, we’ve got a blog post with 9 tips for keeping your WordPress website secure.

But what do the team at Boson Web do to keep your website secure?

Boson Web WordPress websites come with 30+ best practice security measures to keep your website safe from hackers.

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But first, why is website security so important?

Website security is an issue that should be taken very seriously by businesses of all sizes. Here’s why…

  • Your customers could be affected
    A hacked website could target your customer by hacking their data or even distribute malware to your visitors.
  • Your reputation would be damaged
    A customer will lose trust in your business, especially if they’ve been affected and will reach out to a competitor they feel more secure with.
  • It would cost your business
    Website clean up is more expensive than protection the first place. Lost earnings from downtime and reduced confidence will impact revenue and the cost of fixing everything could be substantial.
  • Your website could be blacklisted
    Google will blacklist your website if they sense your website may contain malware or steal information illegally. This will badly affect your search rankings which can take years to regain.

Our approach

Your website is protected in a highly secure, managed environment

The website hosting platform we use meets the demanding security requirements of even the world’s largest brands. From physical security at the datacenter to protection against sophisticated exploits and customer separation at the kernel level, we provide a highly-secure experience to every customer.

Monitoring your website

We use plugins that monitor changes to your website and who has made them. Every logged-in user action is displayed in an activity stream and organized for easy filtering by User, Role, Context, Action or IP address. This is useful for security because IF your website admin has been hacked, it’ll tell you what has happened and what’s been affected.

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Managed updates and patching

When kept up-to-date, the website core is extremely secure. To ensure that your site is running the most current version, we automatically upgrade your install whenever minor patches are released. When a major update is released, we thoroughly test it before an upgrade.

Real-time security threat detection

Our website hosting platform blocks millions of attacks each day.  DDoS and brute force attacks are mitigated, while thousands of rule sets specifically tuned for our platform identify and prevent attacks before they happen. The proprietary, adaptable intrusion detection, and prevention system dynamically detects and blocks malicious behaviour such as JavaScript/SQL-injection attacks and even more sophisticated attacks such as XML-RPC attacks.

How do we ensure the security of your WordPress website?

And of course, we block IP addresses identified as belonging to spammers or hackers.

Security audits

Robust server configuration is vital to securing your website environment. The website hosting platform software stack includes provisions to ensure optimal performance, including disk write limitations and PHP tuning to disallow dangerous or insecure commands. Proper server configuration is vital to securing your website environment. The website hosting platform software stack includes provisions to ensure optimal performance, including disk, write limitations and PHP tuning to disallow dangerous or insecure commands.

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