Please recommend a secure and affordable WordPress host
July 12, 2012 9:41 PM Subscribe
What web host for a small business WordPress site would you recommend as being secure and affordable?
posted by parrot_person to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Clients of mine have just had their WordPress site hacked. They were hosted on HostMonster, and found the response of HostMonster to this incident to be... less than stellar. They now want to switch hosts. What hosts play well with WP, are relatively affordable, and have top-notch security, including accessible, polite and helpful customer service if something goes wrong? They are probably looking at a shared environment, I doubt they would spring for a dedicated box.
As a bonus, if you have any non-common recommendations to make as to how to secure a WP site, I'd love to hear them. (I know about standard advice such as avoid suspect plug-ins, update WP, use secure passwords, etc. etc.) Note this site used a custom theme that I did not write and don't know much about. The person who wrote the theme says that it is secure and seems familiar with security risks and specific vulnerabilities to avoid (such as not using timthumb).