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WordPress Hardening and Security Ideas

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It is common knowledge by now that WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). There are endless types of websites out there that use WordPress, such as eCommerce stores, corporate sites, portfolio projects, and obviously blogs.

However, being the most popular kid on the block also means WordPress is targeted by malicious users and hackers. WordPress by itself is not inherently insecure. In fact, it is a robust and reliable CMS. However, since it powers over a quarter of the internet, WordPress is obviously the de facto prime target for malicious attacks.

So, if you are running a WordPress website, how do you secure it? In this article, we will be taking a look at some useful tips for hardening and securing your WordPress websites and blogs.

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Is Managed WordPress Hosting Really Worth The Price?

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For the past few years, managed WordPress hosting has risen in popularity. There are various managed WordPress hosts that claim to offer, among other things, additional help with WordPress websites such as troubleshooting as well as security and maintenance services.

To make up for the extra bit of services being offered by such hosts in addition to web hosting, the pricing goes up, and a hosting configuration that might otherwise be available for $10 per month at a decent shared web host becomes $25 per month at a managed WordPress host.

Question is, are managed WordPress hosts worth the money? Does it make sense to host your WordPress website with a host that promises to take extra care of it? More importantly, are such claims of “managed” hosting really true, or are these just another marketing buzzword, much like “unlimited” web hosting?

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