wordpress security

An Infographic: How Safe is Your Website from Hackers?

What do an outdated image re-sizer, US Bank, and computer hacking have in common?  In 2012, this well-known bank fell victim to computer hackers due to an old WordPress plug-in. Hacking is a problem affecting millions of webmasters per year. 648,000,000 websites fall prey to hackers, due to some common neglect and vulnerabilities, that include: Using cheap hosting companies. Hosting outdated plug-ins. Maintaining poor or weak passwords. Leveraging out-of-date platforms, extensions, and third-party services. A number of weaknesses allow hackers access to your website’s operations and content, potentially halting or ruining present business affairs. Joomla and WordPress are among hacker-favorited sites, with almost half of the web’s top 100 blogs using WordPress for content management.  Hein...

DreamHost Launches DreamPress, A Premium Managed WordPress Hosting in Public Beta

Web hosting provider  DreamHost today launched its new Managed WordPress hosting service named DreamPress. Available in public beta right now, DreamPress is ideal for entrepreneurs, Website designers, developers, and bloggers who want  a scalable and optimized WordPress hosting experience. Earlier this year, DreamHost also launched its online community DreamScape. With our 15 years of experience in automating and delivering Open Source applications and platforms, our customers have been asking us to Just Do DreamPress, so we’re happy to roll it out. – Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. Some salient features of DreamPress are: Pre-configured for higher traffic loads and server-intensive themes and plugins. Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated,  scalable and ...

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