Last week we attended a networking event where someone, a lawyer, was telling the group about their website and domain getting hacked, and how their WordPress website and email were down for almost a week. Almost a week. All that time without being able to communicate with clients or receive important emails about upcoming court dates.
Their website is hosted with one of the larger and more popular web hosting platforms that routinely promotes how secure they are and how great their customer service is, but in this instance, they failed their customer. It took almost a week for him to reach someone who was able to help him get back into his account and get his email and website back up and running.
Depending on when and how you launched your website, you probably didn’t think much about your website hosting. You know it’s a necessary expense but likely didn’t investigate who, how and where your actual website and email is being kept. We totally get it. But unfortunately, not having those answers or a trusted partner for your website hosting could cause you a lot of trouble in the future.
Did you know that 30,000 websites are hacked every day around the world?
Here at DARCI, we build primarily on WordPress. It’s a great and solid website builder, but it can also be exploited when it’s not properly maintained and updated. Many WordPress websites utilize third-party plugins to provide contact forms, social media integrations and more. When these plugins aren’t updated regularly, it creates vulnerabilities that hackers can use to get in. Regular maintenance on your site is necessary to keep it secure.
We host our WordPress websites on our dedicated, secure WPEngine server. Our server hosts only our client sites, so it’s not on a giant, shared server like you would get with other website hosts. We’ve built a strong partnership with WPEngine ensuring a quick response time for all our questions and requests.
- WPEngine boats upwards of 99.95% server uptime, which means you really don’t need to worry about your website going down
- They also have a 97% customer service rating, which is one of the many reasons we love being a partner
If you’re interested in transferring your website hosting to DARCI, we’d love to chat with you. We offer multiple website hosting packages to fit your budget.
At minimum, all our hosting and maintenance clients receive:
– Annual Website Hosting (WPEngine)
– Daily Website Backups
– Monthly Plugin Updates and Testing
– Monthly WordPress Core Updates
– Monthly Contact Form Testing
– Monthly Security Updates
– Monthly Status Emails
Your website is the foundation of your marketing, so make sure you’re protecting it.