Story by: Colophon Editor
September 14, 2017

WordPress was started in 2003 as blogging tool. It quickly evolved to become a full-featured Content Management System (CMS) enabling users to create websites of all sizes with useful features. Powered by a global community of millions of developers, the platform utilizes "plugins" and "widgets" to do almost anything on the web. As of the writing of this article 30% of the websites on the web were developed using WordPress

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At Colophon New Media, LLC, we use WordPress for many of our customers' websites. We love the technology and we are able to provide great solutions for our customers using it. However, because of its ubiquity, websites developed using WordPress are vulnerable to attack by malicious hackers. Hackers tend to shoot for the broadest targets, like Microsoft Systems, Email Programs and WordPress. 

Hackers targeting WordPress take multiple approaches to attack sites. Some attempt to login to the WordPress administrator page, some try to inject code into the site via forms, and some simply blasts sites with traffic in order to jam them up.

These attacks came be overcome with a properly configured WordPress site and a web hosting service that is setup specifically for the power and security required by the WordPress platform.

Colophon provides WordPress Optimized Web Hosting for the sites we deploy. The hosting services is fully managed, meaning that all aspects of hosting support are taken care of. Updates to WordPress, updates to plugins, and maintenance related to servers is ongoing. And while invisible to website owner, the updates provide stability and security that is essential to a successful web presence.

The WordPress administrator's area, and the web servers are optimized for speed and security. As an additional layer of optimization and security we employ a third party security service for every website. This Web Application Firewall includes speed optimization, and hardened defenses to thwart attackers.

If you require design and development services in WordPress, or if you already have a WordPress website and need help making it successful, please call us to discuss your requirements.

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