Over the last couple of weeks, there has been an enormous surge in the number of defaced websites. Approximately 2 million WordPress pages were affected by the REST-API vulnerability. WordPress has fixed this with their latest release 4.7.2. To avoid being hacked, you can harden your website, you can block attacks on a network level or even run a file integrity monitor. That’s not the point, the point here is that WordPress isn’t safe! Just like any other system – WordPress too is prone to attacks. We don’t have the time or the capability to try to think of every possible way a hacker may break into your website. We all try to do our best. WordPress on their part has been driving users to enable auto-updates for a while so vulnerabilities like this can be patched and websites immediately updated without waiting for the site administrator to take action. This is really good for sites that don’t have much traffic or much of dynamic content. However, a majority of the WordPress community is against enabling auto-updates. And you are right on your part, what if a plugin or theme update breaks your site? What if you end up losing traffic? Who’s to take the blame for the business lost during this downtime? There are a lot of questions that come up! This isn’t just about auto-updates, WordPress can get hacked in a lot of ways. Not updating your WordPress is just one way that gives hackers an easy opportunity to mess with your website. That’s why we have built a new solution to solve this problem at hand!
We’ve put in our time, effort and love to build a new product over the last 4 years. It has the answers to all of your questions with a solution to work around the system. We have built a solution which has incremental backups at it’s core, three reasons for that – it’s fast, it occupies less space and your server resources are spared from the horror of compression and zipping. Our solution will backup your website before an update is initiated. As a precaution, it will validate if your update went well and notify you in case something is not right. It will also verify your backups and let you know if the backup is successful so that you don’t have any hassles during restore. The best part is that you can retain your privacy by backing up your WordPress site to your private cloud with repository options like Amazon S3, Dropbox and Google Drive. The bonus here is that you get to choose which plugin and theme to update automatically, you no longer have to worry about your site breaking with auto-updates turned on and all of them being updated. You can now have your cake and eat it too 😉
Stay tuned for more updates, we are going to launch this real soon!