Keeping your website up to date is very important for many reasons. While WordPress is not very vulnerable on its own, when combined with plugins, themes and different hosting environments, it starts becoming more vulnerable. However, keeping everything up to date, ensures that any security bugs found are patched & is an important factor in ensuring a safe environment for your website. Remember, updating plugins is easier than fixing a hacked website.
Keeping your WordPress website updated regularly ensures that:
- Your website is secure from the threat of hackers and malware.
- Your data remain intact.
- Your website remains functional & you don’t experience downtime.
- Your website is faster and free of bugs.
- You get access to cool new features!
Updating is like taking out an insurance policy, it’s a preventative measure that can save you a lot of time, frustration and expense later on. Anyone who runs a website should put updating plugins at the very top of their list of priorities.
As an add on service to our Google Cloud based web site hosting, New Media One offers a complete WordPress security maintenance package that secures and protects your site. All of our web hosting accounts include realtime IP blocking of brute force WordPress attacks. It’s estimated that over 30% of the websites on the internet today run on WordPress, which means a big payoff for anyone who can compromise the software or it’s many plugins. Our monthly service includes the installation of the Wordfence security plugin, which we configure to alert our staff when the main WordPress software/plugins require updating or any other threat is detected on your site.
Have questions about how to keep your website up to date, contact New Media One today!