If you are a photographer and WordPress user, and try to stay informed about important WordPress issues, then you might have recently heard about some important security news within the last couple weeks.
You see, two caching plugins had major security vulnerabilities that Sucuri discovered and shared with the community.
The WordPress plugins, WP Super Cache & W3 Total Cache, both had this bug and both have since been updated to address the problem. I didn’t have to worry about this issue and it did not stress me out at all.
Ask my why…
The reason I did not worry is simple. My websites are hosted with WP Engine who takes pride in their hosting solutions speed, reliability and security. In fact, they care about their security so much that they partnered with Sucuri to do regular security checks on their servers.
In addition, the design of WP Engine servers means that no caching plugins are required on my end. Everything is done on WP Engine’s side, keeping my site live and speedy, even when I need it more.
Of course, there are many other benefits of hosting with WP Engine. Some of which I wrote about in my original article, but I’ll share a few bullets again.
- Extremely knowledgeable staff
- Only quality allowed. They ban known bad plugins
- Super fast speeds
- CDN options
As mentioned, I’ve written about WP Engine previously, so definitely check out my article if you would like to read more. There you will find my second recommended WordPress specific hosting provider, Synthesis.
If you prefer not reading my article and want to skip right to WP Engine’s website, please use my affiliate link. Yes, I would make a commission if you clicked it and decided to change hosting.
Thanks for listening and I hope you think about keeping your website security and backup stress to a minimum.