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Protect Your Website Investment! We Secure and Maintain WordPress Websites
» With no regular website maintenance and upkeep of security – your website is a hacking magnet.
With proper security and maintenance of your WordPress website – hackers can be stopped.
. #1 Way WordPress websites get hacked: The website owner does not update, upgrade and maintain the website.
. Your WordPress website is a cutting edge tech, finely-tuned, Search Marketing powerhouse.
. A MySQL database is a part of the website, enabling the many marketing & user-friendly features of WordPress sites.
. In 2017, website hackers are aggressively targeting all websites for hacking, large and small.
. WordPress sites with their MySQL database are extremely attractive to hackers.
. WordPress Website Security & Maintenance 2017 – Website Security, Upgrades and Updates
10,001 Things Hackers Do with Hacked Websites
In 2016, we cleaned a hacked WordPress business website that had over 10,000 pages inserted into the website. The website owner had never performed website maintenance, updates or upgrades; and had no WordPress security in the site.
What were these page links in the website? The pages were selling things to users around the world; most of which were illegal. We will not go into descriptions here – but we will say that this is not the kind of NSFW activity anyone would want on their business website.
The website owner now has our WordPress Website Security and Maintenance Program. Six months after we cleaned the old website, developed a new website with onsite SEO and submitted the new site to Google Search – this business website now ranks on page 1 for its main keyword phrases. (Which is a huge improvement, since the website never previously ranked that high.)
Hacking Effects Noticed by Website Owners?
With the MySQL database in WordPress, it is possible for a skilled hacker to insert pages in the website that do not appear in the WordPress dashboard. These pages will not be seen or discovered by the website owner.
Until – the website owner gets a notice from Google that their website is banned from Google Search because of malware and illegal activities.
Note: Only website owners who have registered their site with Google Webmaster Tools will receive notices from Google. At DFW Business Websites, each website we develop is registered with Google Webmaster Tools.
Prevention is Far Better Than Needing to Clean a Hacked Website
If your website is hacked and banned from Google Search, recovery is possible. But it will take six months or more for your website to regain its former position in Google Search.
Can your business afford to be ‘not found’ in Google Search for six months or more? Most businesses cannot afford to be out of Google Search for one month – never mind six months or more.
WordPress Solution: WordPress Security and Maintenance
Most website owners start out with a firm resolution to take great care of the WordPress website; keeping the site maintained and updated.
But then, business and life happens. Business owners are not website developers – they own a business having nothing to do with websites. Website owners get busy and before you know it – months have passed and the website is not updated.
At the first missed critical security update – a WordPress website is vulnerable to hacking.
DFW Business Websites – WordPress Security and Maintenance
• Each month, WordPress has 15+ plugin updates to software coding; including security issues.
• Each year, WordPress core code has 4-5 Critical Security Updates and Software Upgrades.
• New software will also be added to your site, when available, at the discretion of DFW Business Websites.
For example: A new, different and expanded version of social media buttons, etc.
• Sometimes a plugin software upgrade or update can negatively impact site performance. These issues are corrected as a part of the WordPress Website Maintenance Program.
• Sometimes a WordPress software upgrade or update can negatively impact site performance. These issues are corrected as a part of the WordPress Website Maintenance Program.
• Website back-up and backup archive after each site maintenance.
• Continuous Monitoring – Security actions are implemented when alerts are received from our WordPress security monitoring.
• Site Restore, if needed.
Note: While we take every precaution and implement WordPress Security Best Practices to ensure your site is safe, we cannot guarantee that any site is hack-proof. With our security protocols in place, your site is as safe as is possible with current technology. If hacked, we will restore your site. Regular Cost for restoring hacked sites (without WordPress Maintenance coverage): $1000↑.
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