Plugins Are Your Biggest Risk
Plugins play a big part in making WordPress as popular as it is today. As of this writing there are 43,719 plugins available for download in the official WordPress plugin directory. That is an incredible selection of plug and play software. But you obviously need to be careful with them, as plugin vulnerabilities represented 55.9% of the known entry points reported by respondents.
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Running your own virtual private server (VPS) was once restricted to either lucrative side projects or those with money to burn. The comparatively high regular costs made it too exclusive for personal projects that didn’t produce income and more significant endeavours often used dedicated hardware, leaving VPS with the rep of optional extra that wasn’t taken seriously.
Today VPS hosting is both inexpensive enough for personal projects and dependable enough for serious ones. With VPS hosting, you have an entire server at your disposal. Of course, it is a virtual server, but in all but the most punishing use cases, it will work just as well as dedicated hardware. In fact, numerous high-end VPS choices sometimes outstrip low-end dedicated hardware. The main benefit of dedicated hardware these days is that it offers total control.
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