WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the Internet and is also widely used as a common CMS. As an open source application, you can rely on a community of millions of users who can provide you with assistance to make sure that your website specifications are fully met with WordPress, even if this means tapping into third-party sources. Managed WordPress hosting aims to build on the solid foundation provided by the open source application by providing a number of exclusive features and full support that will not only help you to make the most of the application, but will provide you with the hosting environment necessary to spur on and support online growth.
Making your WordPress site yours
WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging platform and as a user you will have access to vast repositories of themes and plugins that have been contributed to the project by third-party developers. Whilst it may be the most popular in the world, this doesn’t mean that any two WordPress websites are the same.
If WordPress is lacking a particular function when you first install it then you can probably find a third-party plugin that will be able to fulfill your needs. Whilst the WordPress documentation provides a good reference point if you want to create your own plugins, using a third-party plugin can save you a lot of time and these are generally well maintained to ensure compatibility with the latest stable version and to remove any bugs that are discovered.
On the other hand, with themes, if you already have an established brand identity that follows a particular design or colour scheme then you might find it more beneficial to create your own theme. Again, the API for themes is very well documented so if you have good knowledge of HTML and CSS then it really isn’t too hard to create your own theme. Alternatively, a third-party theme can provide a shortcut to the look that you want to achieve. With some adaptations, you can always customise one of these to suit your envisaged design
Developing a secure website
The security of your website should be regarded as one of your top priorities. If your website isn’t secure then you could potentially be putting client data at risk and even the reputation of your business if you were to be successfully attacked. With managed WordPress hosting, you can develop a secure WordPress website that you can be sure is free from malware, Trojans, viruses, and will under most circumstances will be protected against common attacks such as SQL and code injections.
At the application level you can deploy plugins that have been designed to improve the overall security of WordPress websites. A good example of this would be All In One WP Security & Firewall, which features a firewall and blacklist, and will beef up the security of your database and file system. These features will help to prevent your WordPress website from web-based attacks and will remove any potential vulnerabilities by making sure that the latest stable version of WordPress is always being used.
From an external point of view, MTvScan, our cutting edge website scanning tool, is included with our Standard and Professional WordPress plans and scans can be scheduled to be performed automatically or on-demand. MTvScan will scan your website to check for infections of malware, viruses, and Trojans along with any vulnerabilities that could be exploited through the means of an SQL or code injection. Once the scan has been completed, a report will be provided that includes any issues that have been found, along with recommendations for fixing these issues.
24 hour exuberant technical support
The ‘managed’ aspect of our managed WordPress hosting plans refers to the full 24 hour technical support that you can rely on for any questions of issues that you may have regarding your WordPress website. We take care of all aspects of the hosting platform to make sure that the only thing you need to focus on is developing content for your blog or website and installing the plugins that you need to add the functionality that you desire.
With a platform as flexible as WordPress, it is important for us to help you to get the most out of the application and platform. Our knowledgeable support team will be able to advise you on the best practices to optimise your website for the conditions that it is likely to face, whether this be a consistently high traffic load or frequent load spikes. As a customer-centric company focused on providing only the best service around, your website will also be backed by a 99.95% uptime guarantee for optimal availability.