- Heavy Security
- Multiple Backups
- Quality Servers
- Quick Support
We are diligent about keeping our servers and websites secure. When you choose to host with Sitecats® you can relax knowing that your website is backed up daily and that strict, double-redundant security is in place. Our server security profile consists of the following components that are uniquely configured to maximize performance with WordPress and similar PHP/MySQL CMS platforms:
- Server Mod Security
- Server Firewall
- Brute Force Detection
- Virus Scanner
In addition, we need to install version monitoring and security precautions on your website. We don’t publish the exact names of the software we use for obvious security reasons, but if you would like details on the following please contact us.
- WordPress multi-site monitor
- Security Plugins
- Login Cloaking
Every day, Sunday through Saturday in the early morning hours (Eastern Time), a backup is made of your site. This allows us to have the peace of mind knowing that if anything goes awry with your site, we always have a functioning version that we can use to display your site properly. In addition, our data center also keeps periodic backups of our entire server configuration, including your site.
We also stash a copy of your site every month on the 1st and the 15th. After one year we have up to 31 backups of your site. This also helps our programmers who occasionally need to back-track to a previous version while testing your site’s functions in the build stage.
Currently, many websites are created with open source web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal due to their ease-of-use and flexibility to customize the way they look with thousands of free themes and plugins. When a visitor enters a dynamic website such as WordPress, the visit triggers database queries and content access at the same time. With traditional web hosting plans that use spinning hard disk drives, access is slow due to the mechanical movement of the HDDs. With solid state drives, data is read and written simultaneously. Therefore, the browsing experience will significantly more pleasant thanks to the reduced loading time.
Hosting with us allows our team to easily access your files. This means we are in a great position to maintain your site or quickly help you in emergencies. Our servers are monitored 24/7, so if an outage occurs we’re notified immediately, and in most cases you’ll be unaware that it happened. We’re also available by support ticket anytime.
We’re real people right here in our Lansdale, Pennsylvania studio. We maintain a bricks and mortar studio so that we can comfortably work as a team and meet with clients for consultations and training. Stop by if you have some time!