Website Security

Keeping your website secure is one of the most important things you can do to protect your business and your assets. Without a strong layer of security, your website is vulnerable to phishing, hackers, malware and brute force attacks. With a large proportion of websites using a CMS such as WordPress, many sites have been subject to vulnerabilities. While most CMS systems have some default security measures, there are many additional methods that allow an extra layer of security.

How We Can Secure Your Website

Preventing a hacked website is far simpler than fixing one, not to mention the time and money you will have to spend sorting it out once it has been corrupted. This can then affect your business and your Google ranking. Simple methods such as using a secure password, setting appropriate user access and creating a username other than 'admin' are just the starting point. A deeper level of security will ensure your website won't be compromised.

There are many ways to keep your website safe and secure from brute force attacks and malware. Installing a trusted security plugin often includes many of the features below that will help protect your site.

Security Plugins
Limited Login Attempts
Updated plugins
reCAPTCHA on Login
Installing SSL Certificate
Disable File Editing
Malware Scanning
Firewalls
Threat Detection Notices
Strong Passwords
Regular Backups
Changing Database Prefix

Security Plugins

Some recommended plugins include Sucuri Security, All In One WP Security and Firewall and Wordfence.

Sucuri is a highly rated security plugin that scans your website for malware, protects against hacks and alerts you when there is a breach of security.

Wordfence is another popular plugin that keeps your site safe with use of a firewall, malware scanner, IP blacklist and traffic monitoring.

As well as the general security features, All in One WP Security and Firewall uses a points based system to see how secure your site is.

Anti-Spam

Contact forms such as Contact Form 7 are highly targeted by spammers and can send a large number of spam emails a day. A simple start would be to use a reCAPTCHA plugin on the contact form itself, which will prevent bots from submitting the form.

For a higher level of anti-spam, plugins such as Askimet or HoneyPot can be used. Askimet has a high reputation for reducing spam and can be used in conjunction with HoneyPot which works as displaying an invisible field on the contact form which only bots can see. These bots will then fill in the field and the plugin will then block them.

One-off Website Fix?

If you don’t require a comprehensive WordPress Management service and you simply want a single fix or site change we can still help. Click the button below, fill in our form and we’ll be in contact shortly.

We’re not just WordPress Management Experts

We do a whole lot more than manage and maintain WordPress websites, we offer dedicated website design and development services for new website builds or comprehensive website redesign projects for existing sites.

We offer a premium, fully managed, website hosting service on our secure UK servers and can also provide Digital Marketing Consultancy services including SEO and PPC via our parent company, WRD.

CMS Systems

Drupal to Joomla!, Magento to custom CMS & flat HTML sites, our team have a plethora of experience & knowledge to ensure your website is always in perfect shape.

Website Hosting

We deliver highly secure website hosting on our own dedicated servers for WRD STUDIO clients wishing to source high-quality secure fully managed hosting.

Web Development

We design and create websites that not only meet your requirements but exceed your expectations, making sure your website reflects your business.

FAQs

What do I need to do to start the WRD Studio service?

Simply choose your service level from the options above. Once you’re signed up, we’ll be in contact to complete the registration process. We’ll need your website admin and hosting FTP/SFTP login details. Either send us your existing logins or you can create a new user account for us to access the website with.

How do I get changes/fixes made to my site?

Simply fill in a support ticket using our support system, tell us what changes you’d like done to your site and we’ll get it implemented and let you know once the work has been completed.

What do I need to do if I have an urgent change request or my website has been hacked?

For very urgent change requests, or if your website has been hacked or compromised, please fill in our Emergency Support Request form or email us directly at support@wrd.studio. Your request will be given the highest priority and we will be in contact with you very shortly to discuss the issues you are facing.

Can I get discounts if I use WRD Studio Maintenance on multiple sites that I own?

Definitely, contact us directly on sales@wrd.studio, or on 01483 239967 and we can provide you with a bespoke pricing package based on your network of websites.

Can you host email too?

Yes, we are very happy to host your emails as well as your website, please contact us directly on sales@wrd.studio, or on 01483 239967 and we can provide you with more information and pricing.

Is your server secure and will my website be safe with you?

Our servers are incredibly secure and our data centres are built with only the highest quality, premium hardware from industry-leading manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, Supermicro, Cisco, HP and Juniper Networks. We also secure our servers with hardware firewalls and we have daily off-site backups of your site, meaning we can restore your website should anything ever go wrong, to give you complete peace of mind.

If I host my site with you, do I get access to the Hosting Control Panel?

Yes, you get full access the Hosting Control Panel, meaning you‘ll have full access to the server records and you will be able to add unlimited email addresses, sub-domains & SQL databases at no extra cost.

What sort of things can you change on the site for me as part of my maintenance plan?

As part of your maintenance plan, we can update content, your website’s theme or stylesheets. We will add new plugins, change or implement contact forms or menus. We will upload or change content (e.g. blogs, new articles, images, PDFs), add new pages and add basic graphics (e.g. banners, sliders or buttons).

We will also fix site errors and formatting issues and are happy to provide recommendations if you’re not sure how some functionality or a page should look/work or behave. Please note: Our maintenance plans do not cover website rebuilds/redesigns, plugin development/changes, content creation/copy writing, SEO, custom theme development, bespoke web page development or php changes.

If you are unsure if you should submit a support ticket for a particular piece of work, then please contact us directly on sales@wrd.studio and we can advise if it is covered under your plan. We will be happy to provide you a quote for full website rebuilds/redesigns, large website projects, content creation, PPC or SEO as required, so please call us on 01483 239967 or email sales@wrd.studio to discuss your requirements.

Are there any hidden charges?

No, you pay your flat monthly fee and that’s it. No hidden extras and no long term contract.

How do I cancel?

Contact us by email on sales@wrd.studio to advise us that you want to cease the service. We will continue working for you until the end of the month that you advised us to stop the service in and will not raise any further charges.

What happens if I don’t use up my support hours?

We will roll any unused website support hours into your next monthly package, up to a maximum of 4 hours, and these will be carried forward for you. So, if you don’t use any hours over three months, you will still have a maximum of 4 hours’ development time available to you. We will still undertake our regular monthly scheduled checks, updates and backups even if you’re not asking us to implement any specific changes to the site.

I have a question that isn’t answered here, who can I talk to?

Please send us an email to sales@wrd.studio with your question and we’ll get right back to you!