Updated May 4, 2018
Whether you’re a WordPress novice or a pro looking to up level their website, one subject that is often confusing is that of secure WordPress hosting, what it is and whether or not you really need it. To help clarify these questions we thought we’d take a detailed look at exactly why you need it (secure WordPress hosting) for your website…
What is Secure WordPress hosting?
When looking for a company to host your WordPress site, one of the first things that come to mind is that some hosts are vastly cheaper than others. While it’s possible to get website hosting dirt cheap, is that good enough for your needs? What’s the difference?
The simple answer is security. A secure hosting service comes with a higher price tag because it involves a lot more, most of which is geared towards ensuring your site is safe and secure, both for your users and for your own data.
While it’s understandable to go for the cheapest option, it’s important to go in with your eyes wide open. The cheapest options are simply a space for your site to exist, and nothing more.
Secure WordPress hosting, often called ‘managed hosting’, gives you an awful lot more bang for your buck.
Why Secure Web Hosting is So Important
The massive popularity of WordPress has led to the rise of a lot of different web hosting providers. Finding a website host is incredibly easy these days. If anything, having so many different companies to choose from can be a problem, as it makes it impossible to make a decision – leaving you bogged down with analysis paralysis. As with every area of business, not all options are good, and the number of good options is limited to those companies capable of delivering a safe and effective product.
In the online world, safety is paramount, and having a secure website is non-negotiable. Without secure WordPress hosting, it doesn’t matter what else you have going on in your business, it’s always at risk simply because your website – the hub of all your marketing – isn’t performing as it should. Without it, you risk data loss, private data exposure, defacements, pharma hacks and a myriad of other ways in which your brand, and customers, can be damaged. Security shouldn’t be thought of as an optional extra – it’s a requirement!
What is Included in Secure WordPress Hosting?
A secure package will not only come with a space for your website but also a range of other key features, including:
- Security – in the form of firewalls and other safety features. Your site will be as close to hacker-proof as it is possible to get when you have secure hosting, as there are very tight and numerous layers of security built into your site, actively seeking out and blocking malware, hacking attempts and other security threats.
- Enhanced speed – a secure hosting service will be specially configured for WordPress, allowing for high speed even when you’re getting lots of traffic.
- WordPress updates – never worry about whether or not you need to update your WordPress, it will be done automatically.
- Regular backups – your website is not only secure against hackers it’s safe from technical glitches, with regular backups enabling you to restore previous points easily if something goes wrong, minimizing the amount of data lost in a crisis.
Support from WordPress experts – if something goes wrong you’ll have a pro on-hand to help you fix the issue. Finding American system administrators and support reps who are hosting experts is no small task. It’s also not cheap. The Birmingham, Alabama, USA support team of KnownHost is 2nd to none – we guarantee it.
No interruptions – it’s rare for a website to go down when it’s on a secure server, no matter how much traffic you get. In fact, the KnownHost target is 100% uptime. The verifiable uptime across servers is 99.996% at the time of this article, the best uptime in the industry.
Getting so many great features in one place not only ensures the security of your site, it provides an experience that’s completely hassle-free, leaving you more time to focus on making your business a success and doing what you do best.
Is Secure WordPress Hosting Right for MY Business?
There is something to be said for starting as you mean to go on. As you scale your business and grow more successful, and expand your online efforts, security is unquestionably an essential element. The bigger your business grows (or you want it to grow) the more essential secure hosting becomes. If you’re looking for a website solution that’s hassle-free and covers all the bases, secure hosting is essential for moving your business forward.
KnownHost are pleased to offer a range of managed secure WordPress hosting solutions, ranging from a starter plan for 1 website from $5.97 per month, up through SSD VPS and Cloud VPS (if you need higher specifications due to large traffic demands), all the way up through dedicated servers (for those times when your site is a beast).