Malware Scanning

Our proactive scanning checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections. It also compares your files with what is in the repository, checking their integrity and reporting any changes to you.

Powered by Wordfence one of the world's leading security software packages, our scanner checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, malicious redirects and code injections. We then compare your site files with what is in the repository, checking their integrity and reporting any changes to our security & support team. 

Software Updates

The WordPress engine is an amazing machine, and like all powerful machines, they need to be maintained to operate at their highest capacity.  Additionally, outdated software is the number one way hackers gain access to your website.  Our software update service ensures your core WordPress files, theme and plugins are all running the latest version.  This means security and performance patches are installed in a timely manner.  The average website can have as many as 20 software updates required each month so letting that go for just a few months can mean your site is very outdated and vulnerable to a hacking event.

The timeframe shows how often the software of your site will be updated.  

Health Reports

Based on the plan you select, you'll receive reports covering: Updates Performed, Website Uptime Statistics, Site Visitor Activity & Analytics, Site Security, and an Overview of SEO Placement.

The timeframe shown indicates how often a report will be sent.

Offsite Backups & Retention

A dedicated backup plan is a critical element in your overall website health and security.  By using offsite backups, hosted by Amazon's rock-solid S3 Services, we can ensure that when you need a copy of your site, you'll have it.  Whether it's to mitigate a security compromise, deal with legal discovery or to replace accidentally deleted site content, our offsite backups will get you the data you need.

The first entry (Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly) indicates how often the site is backed up.
The second indicates how long the backup copies are retained (2 Years, 1Year, 6 Months, 3 Months.

Malware Recovery

In the unfortunate event that your site is compromised, cleaning and restoring it can take several hours of work, costing at least $360.  As part of the Ultimate Defense plans, we include varying discounts and expedited turn-arounds on that service.  Our higher end plans even cover the entire cost with priority service.

What is a Website SSL Certificate?

In this section, we will give a basic overview about what SSL certificates are. SSL stand for Secure Socket Layer, and it is a protocol that does two main things.

1) It encrypts all data sent between your visitors and the server helping to prevent 3rd party assailants from seeing the data as it moves over the internet.

2) It “certifies” your website telling your visitors browsers that this site is indeed the correct site and not some phishing site trying to take their information.


Now, you may be asking what the difference is between HTTPs and SSL, and the answer is… none! When you see HTTPs, it is telling you that the site is secured with a SSL certificate.

Why do I need a SSL certificate on my Website?

For most websites you won’t need an SSL certificate. However if you work with any type of sensitive information on a website (such as an ecommerce website with credit card details, or a website with medical records, or if you just want to secure your site’s login), it is highly recommended that you have a SSL certificate to help keep that information secure. In fact in some situations (mostly when dealing with credit card details or medical records), you are required to have some form of SSL certificate.

Depending on the purpose of your website, you may need to contact your credit card merchant or review HIPAA guidelines to find out if one is needed.

How do they work?

At its basic, it encrypts all data sent between the server and the user using a private and public key. The server holds the private key and sends out the public key to be used by the client when encrypting traffic sent from their computer. At the same time, the browser generates a public and private key and sends the public key back to the server so the server has a method of encrypting traffic.


An ecommerce website with SSL certificate protection.

What are the different types?

There are many different types of SSL certificates. All of them have the ability to encrypt information sent between the server and the user. The main difference is how it validates the domain, company and website information. Below we outline the different types of SSLs and what they validate.

Single Domain

This is the most common form of SSL certificates and provides basic domain verification.

Wildcard Domain

This type of certificate allows you to secure multiple subdomains using the same certificate. This is very helpful when you or your company uses subdomains (,,, etc) to split up the different parts of your website.

EV (Extended validation)

This type of certificate is most commonly used by banks or other high profile companies that want to prove that the website you are looking at is in fact the website for the company. This type of certificate also changes how most browsers behave. For example, in Internet Explorer, it turns the address bar green showing that the website you are viewing is secured with an EV certificate.

How do I get one?

For more information about how to order a SSL certificate, please contact us.