Why I Chose Sucuri to Secure my WordPress Website
In 2011, I was still teaching in the classroom when I created ChiliMath with my students in mind. But when I started seeing growth in my website’s organic traffic, I decided to work from home full time to focus more on writing new math lessons. I am no longer teaching inside the classroom, but now, I have a much larger audience to share my knowledge, passion, and love of math. Although I must admit, I miss my students.
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The lifeblood of my work as a publisher is delivering premium ads on my site. Therefore, I cannot afford any interruptions – a few minutes of downtime can result in a few dollars loss for my business. Much worse, I could lose the confidence of my visitors for having an unreliable website.
To protect my livelihood from unwanted malware and viruses, I spent an extensive amount of time researching which available WordPress security solution best suits my needs. The wide variety of choices was overwhelming and it was not enough for me to make a decision based on online reviews alone. So I had to try most of them. After a few months of testing, there was one that stood above all – Sucuri.
Why did I ultimately settle on Sucuri? Well, what I really love about Sucuri is that it is a company that specializes in security. It has a reputable track record of preventing websites from being compromised by viruses, malware, etc. They also have a responsive team of security experts on standby that can clean my site the soonest possible time.
As a business owner who relies heavily on online presence, my topmost priority is to keep ChiliMath.com available 24/7 – with little to no interruptions. I have visitors from all over the world who depend on my site to learn math and my goal is to provide them with quality content and the best user experience.
To keep it running smoothly and handle huge spikes of traffic, I invested in a dedicated server from BigScoots (WordPress Hosting Provider). But having a robust server is not enough! I also need a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to block malicious traffic and a server-side scanner in which Sucuri offers both as part of their Security Solutions.
Here are some of the features that sealed the deal for me:
- Block most attacks using their cloud proxy firewall which sits between your visitors and origin server
- Unlimited malware removal and hack cleanup
- Blacklist monitoring from major security authorities such as Google Safe Browsing, Norton Safe Web, PhisTank, SpamHaus DBL, etc.
- Protect and mitigate from advanced DDoS attacks such as Layer 3, 4, and 7
Actual Screenshots From Sucuri’s Dashboard
The most surprising feature that I didn’t expect is that Sucuri includes a Content Delivery Network (CDN) in the plan which means I don’t have to get it from another company. The CDN alone improves my site speed by at least 70%! I love this because my visitors from every corner of the world would enjoy faster load time when accessing my free math website.
Some of the informational resources and tools that I like:
With that said, I hope you feel good knowing that ChiliMath is safe and secure to use. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to drop by.
And thank you Sucuri for a very awesome product at an affordable price!