?BLUEHOST vs IPAGE?, Which One Represents A More Secure WordPress Hosting Company?⁉✌

BLUEHOST vs IPAGE, Which One Represents A More Secure WordPress Hosting Company?⁉
INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

1. INTRODUCTION

I went out of the norms, traditions, and routines, and did something very unconventional, when making a comparison of BLUEHOST vs IPAGE, to determine Which One Represents A More Secure WordPress Hosting Company.

My findings were very unconventional as well, and I must admit, quite controversial.

 

 

2. VIDEO OVERVIEW

3. RESULTS

 

BLUEHOST IPAGE
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#1. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACH

 

 

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This new method doesn’t replace the old one, but simply complements it with additional Security features to be verified to determine whether a WordPress hosting company is secure or not. While the majority of iPage reviews, for instance, do not focus on security, the ones who mention it keep talking about 4 different security measures:

  • DDoS Protection, which is security at the server level.
  • Anti Virus and Malware Scanning
  • SSL Certificates
  • Backups

 

Some highlighted FTP, while others talked about SiteLock. Which are also good. So what’s the new strategy I’m talking about? The method I’ve applied is different in 3 distinct ways:

 

  1. I do not focus on the security implemented at the server level. I’ve realized that virtually all hosting platforms implement very enhanced security measures to protect their servers from any intrusion of any sort. Come to think of it. They certainly have the interest to do so since that’s the main hosting asset that must be preserved with every last bit of their resources. This is very obvious because their servers house millions of websites. As a result, you will hardly come across a hosting platform online that does not secure their servers. The only difference now could be the level of the technological advancements of the various security features, but either way round, there is some sort of security at the server level. So I became more interested in something which not every WordPress hosting platform can provide, and which truly accounts for its uniqueness. And that is the additional security implemented down at the individual WordPress website levels.
  2. I identified additional security features, in addition to Malware scanning, Backups, and SSL Certificates. For more details, go to the next section.
  3. I tried to quantify my findings, which will be explained further down this blog.

 

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#2.MAKING COMPARISONS MORE COMPREHENSIVE BY VERIFYING ADDITIONAL FEATURES

 

 

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Besides the ones identified in the above section, I sort to verify the presence of the following additional features:

  1. Free Restore Of Your Backup Files. It’s very important to make sure backups exist, but what about the possibility of getting help with restoring your backup? Not everyone wants to get involved in this process, even though the file is theirs, simply because it could at some point require the help of a more technical person if any complications arise. So the availability of the possibility to get a free restore with a hosting platform comes as a plus and will get a point as a result.
  2. Free Spam Experts. If a WordPress hosting service includes any sort of measure to fight any type of spam, be it spam comments on your website or spam inbound and outbound emails. Any measure implemented free of charge gets a point.
  3. Free Website Security. No. I’m not talking about server security, but security at the level of the web application. Once a WordPress host, is able to take an additional step, besides their server security, and implements an additional layer of security at the application level, then they merit another point.
  4. Free Redundancy. You need full redundancy in order to have reasonable assurance that technical issues causing the server of the host to shut down, will not affect your website the slightest bit. Your website will continue to function, without you having any knowledge of the chaos taking place at the level of the server.
  5. Free Staging Environment. You need the possibility of testing different applications on an environment which is different from that of your main website. In this way, your website is safe from any potential harm that the new application may cause.
  6. Free Domain Privacy. Where you have the possibility of buying a domain with your hosting provider, they should be capable of including domain privacy free of charge without charging extra.

 

Move on to the next section to see how the updated list of security features compared across Bluehost and iPage.

 

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#3.BLUEHOST VS iPAGE, WHICH ONE REPRESENTS A MORE SECURE WORDPRESS HOSTING COMPANY?

 

Check out the comprehensive security table below:

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Description

CMTS
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Free SSL

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CMT1

2 Free Domain Privacy

$14.88 /Domain /Yr

$9.99 /Domain /Yr

CMT2

3 Free Website Security

$95.88 /Yr

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CMT3

4 Free Spam Experts

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CMT4

5 Free Backup

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$12.95 /Yr

CMT5

6 Free Restore

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CMT5

7 Free Staging

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CMT6

8

Free Data Redun dancy

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CMT7

TOTAL SCORE 2/10 3/10

 

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#4.EXPLANATION OF SCORING TABLE

 

 

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I used a very simple method to help me quantify my results and facilitate the comparison process. As you can see from the table above, THE AVAILABILITY OF ANY SECURITY FEATURE FREE OF CHARGE merits a point.

However, when it comes to Full Redundancy, this one was a little bit more pricey. The reasoning behind is that Full Redundancy is directly related to uptime guarantee. Most companies would advertise a very high uptime guarantee, but for you to be sure about what they say, inquire about the availability of this feature. It is a very simple test. Full redundancy is hardly found in WordPress hosting packages since the corresponding technology is very costly to manage. You will mostly find them in VPS and CLOUD hosting plans. Meaning any company that manages to include it in their WordPress hosting packages, certainly merits 3 points.

 

Check out the scoring table below, to see how I came about a score of 10:

 

SECURE WORDPRESS HOSTING COMPANY
DETAILS OF FEATURES CONSIDERED NO OF POINTS
1 Free SSL 1
2 Free Domain Privacy 1
3 Free Web Application Security Package 1
4 Free Spam Experts 1
5 Free Daily Automatic Backup 1
6 Free Restores 1
7 Free Staging Environment 1
8 Free Full Redundancy 3
TOTAL SCORE 10

 

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#5. EXPLANATION TO COMPARISON TABLE

 

 

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CLICK BELOW TO REVEAL COMMENTS TO THE COMPARISON TABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6. IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE

 

 

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Make sure you assume full responsibility for the following 2 aspects with regards to the security of your websites:

  1. Do Your Daily Manual Backups Yourself! Nothing is as good a feeling as knowing that you have a fresh backup to revert to at any point in time. This means even if your hosting service is kind enough to include free daily automatic backups for your entire websites, you still have to perform manual backups yourself, either using a reliable free plugin, or a paid package. Either way round, please do ensure you always have a complete backup within your reach.
  2. Using A Hosting Environment With Full Redundancy. This is one of the strongest indicators of uptime guarantee. Make sure to carry out some due diligence with regards to this feature, by having them confirmed the availability of such an environment before you engage. In that way, you are sure the downtime risks of your websites are limited to a strict minimum.

 

 

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#7. CONCLUSION

 

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The features used to compare Bluehost vs iPage, to determine Which One Represents A More Secure WordPress Hosting Company, have disqualified both WordPress hosting platforms, when it comes to security.

And if you want to take the security of your WordPress website to the next level, without creating a hole in your pockets, then:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT MY TAKE ON SECURITY? IS THERE SOMETHING I MISSED? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. CAN’T WAIT TO TALK ABOUT THIS. THANKS, FOLKS!.

 

 

StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

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