Note: Cloudways no longer offers WordFence preinstalled. But, you can install it by yourself.
Out of the 1 billion+ websites in the world, WordPress covers more than 40% of the internet. These numbers alone are enough to signify the dominance of WordPress. But, with such dominance comes a greater risk of attacks from hackers around the world. WordPress is like a breeding honeypot for intruders. Therefore, it is essential to safeguard your WordPress website against looming cyber attacks.
WordPress websites are always vulnerable to attacks. Being one of the most famous CMS providers, WordPress security needs to be the top most priority of the website owner.
Cloudways has always prioritized security. Therefore, server-level security has been our concern from the beginning and we have been taking care of that for all our managed servers. However, website owners should also try their best to make sure nothing untoward happens to their website. We regularly write about website security on this blog.
But, we are now taking a step further.
Cloudways has now incorporated the WordFence plugin in its repository. WordFence will help you in securing your website and as the name suggest, it creates a shield against the most common attacks on a website.
Currently, Cloudways is providing you the Free version of the WordFence plugin which will help you in protecting your website. This plugin is available with all new WordPress installs on Cloudways. You can disable the plugin if you wish to, but it is recommended that you keep it on to secure your WordPress application. You are responsible for your application level security. You do not need to worry about the server level security, that is on us. Have a look at the comparison between the Free version and the Paid version of the plugin and decide for yourself which one suits your needs.
|Choose Your Wordfence Plan||Premium $39 per year or less*||Free $0 per year|
|Check if Site is Spamvertized||⋆|
|Check if Site IP is Generating Spam||⋆|
|Cell Phone Sign In||⋆|
|Advanced Comment Spam Filter||⋆|
|Audit Existing Passwords||⋆|
|Scan Core, Theme & Plugin Files||✓||✓|
|Scan Content for Bad URLs||✓||✓|
|Scan for Known Malware||✓||✓|
|Scan for Hundreds of Backdoors||✓||✓|
|Scan for DNS Changes||✓||✓|
|Real-time Traffic Shows hackers||✓||✓|
|View Crawlers in Real-time||✓||✓|
|View Top Content Leeches||✓||✓|
|Get Detailed IP Info||✓||✓|
|Monitor Disk Space||✓||✓|
|Enforce Strong Passwords||✓||✓|
|Track IP Addresses||✓||✓|
|Rate Limit Rogue Crawlers||✓||✓|
|Manage Blocked IPs||✓||✓|
|Advanced Network Blocking||✓||✓|
|Block Fake Google Bots||✓||✓|
|Block Brute Force Attacks||✓||✓|
Cloudways has always cared for its customers and has valued their feedback. Deploying this plugin is also a result of the feedback we received from some of our customers that asked us to integrate an application level security plugin. As always we have listened to what our customers were asking for.
All the new signups that are going to launch servers with the WordPress application are going to come pre-installed with the WordFence plugin. You have the option to turn it off, but wouldn’t you want a secure website? You decide!
Have a look at this video while to help you make up your mind.
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