WordPress Performance and Security Upgrades

At wisnet, WordPress performance and security are two of our key focuses. We are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that can have a positive impact on your website’s security and performance.

We’re excited to bring the power, performance, and security of Cloudflare’s global network to all wisnet WordPress customers at no additional cost.

Here are the geeky details:

Cloudflare is an industry leader in security, web performance, and edge computing with data centers in over 200 cities around the world. For WordPress sites, Cloudflare’s product acts as a proxy that sits between the origin server and visitors. By acting as a proxy, Cloudflare can block malicious traffic, cache static files, optimize images, and more.

WordPress powers a large percentage of the internet because of its out of the box capabilities and ease of use. This popularity also makes it a great target for hackers and other malicious actors.

According to statistics from EnableSecurity, over 70% of WordPress installations are vulnerable to hackers, which is why keeping your plugins and WordPress core up to date is important. Luckily for you, wisnet has implemented a Smart Plugin Manager to help automate this process (read more here). We have also partnered with Cloudflare to incorporate their advanced security and content delivery networks to many of our website hosting services.

By integrating Cloudflare at the infrastructure level, we’ll be able to take advantage of Cloudflare’s intelligent firewall and DDoS protection. That means your WordPress site hosted with wisnet will be more secure than ever!

CDN, Auto Minification, and WAF with DDoS mitigation are the 3 main features that we incorporate into our hosting packages.

Cloudflare CDN Benefits

High performance WordPress hosting is what we strive for. Cloudflare’s CDN (Content Delivery Network) is an HTTP/3-enabled global edge network that spans over 200 cities. This means static assets like CSS, JS, image files, and web fonts can be served from locations even closer to your visitors, making your site even faster.

Auto Minification

Minification is the practice of removing extra white spaces, comments, and line breaks that make your code more readable for developers, in order to make it easier and faster for a web browser to interpret. Auto minification will minify HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files by default. 

Web Application Firewall with DDoS Mitigation

Keeping your site or web application safe by implementing Cloudflare’s WAF prevents bots and hackers from attempting to attack your site. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are targeted attacks intended to take down your website by flooding it with bad requests. Cloudflare integration hides web and application server IP addresses, which is a great step to prevent DDoS attacks. This prevents these attacks from getting to your website.

All of our WordPress-hosted sites will include this upgrade at no additional cost. If you are interested in adding Cloudflare’s protection and benefits to your site, no matter where it is hosted, we are here and happy to help!

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