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Running WordPress Securely Takes Planning

Jul 08 2015

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WordPress has taken its place a one of the most powerful website platforms, and today is being used in about 22% of all the websites on the web.

Running WordPress securely will mean careful planning, just as it is with most any type of technology used for businesses. Selecting WordPress to be your platform isn't that different from selecting a CRM. However, you do have other options.

The Choice Between Your Servers or Theirs:
You have the choice of either hosting your WordPress website on the WordPress servers, or hosting it on a server of your own.
WordPress.com carries features that enable you to host videos, image galleries, and more. They have a lot of integration tools that work hand-in-hand alongside many of the top social media networking websites.

Choosing Your Host:
If you opt to host your WordPress site elsewhere, then you have to find a suitable hosting service. You want to research this to see it they have a good uptime, scalability, and good quick customer support. You need to know about bandwidth and disk space capabilities as well. It they are WordPress savvy, then they could be your host.
Flywheel and GoDaddy carry great hosting option. This is especially true for people using WordPress. SquareSpace is another excellent alternative.

Back and Security:

Anytime you have a website, you'll be needing backup and security. You want to keep your site protected from attacks, in particular, the ones that target WordPress. You can find various plug-ins to help you with this problem. Some of the plug-ins available for WordPress include Security Pro, iThemes, WP Security, and VaultPress.

Final Note:
One great thing about WordPress is the many different themes you have to choose from. You can also customize these themes. You also have the option to use WOO Themes, Genesis, or DIY Themes. These are among the top place for finding the right theme for your needs, and that is customizable.

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