#SmallBusinessWeek Day 3: Spotlight on Securing your Business Site

Continuing with our #SmallBusinessWeek celebration, today the spotlight is on how Jetpack protects your business site from unwelcome attention and, more crucially, how using Jetpack means you can recover from problems.

How Does Catastrophic Site Failure Occur?

Neglect.

Day by day, week by week, month by month, if a building is not maintained cracks will appear, rust will take hold, and eventually, the roof will cave in when you least expect it to.

A website is not much different. The consequences will be less dramatic but no less real.

If content, comments, code, passwords, and plugins are not being regularly tested, audited, cleaned, and updated cracks will appear in the form of vulnerabilities and spam. The metaphorical roof will “cave in” when your website security is breached and hackers gain access to your site dashboard, content, and user data. It only needs to happen once for your hard-won reputation to be undermined.

Needless to say, it is much cheaper in the long run to keep the roof in good shape than deal with the fallout and expense of rebuilding.

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The Jetpack Advantage

Jetpack has both free and paid services that maintain your site for you and provide you with an “insurance policy” should something go wrong.

These are the benefits you will experience:

  1. Prevention (much better than cure).
    Jetpack protects your site from brute force attacks (free), provides secure authentication with WordPress.com accounts (free), automatically updates your plugins (free), and monitors your site every 2 minutes for downtime (free). Paid customers are protected from spam and affiliates links that aim to steal traffic and undermine your brand.
  2. Daily code audits and scans.
    Premium plan customers benefit from automatic, daily scans of their entire site code for suspicious code. Jetpack looks for and identifies known security threats from the thousands in our regularly updated library. Professional plan customers also benefit from automated fixes not just notifications.
  3. A backup plan.
    All our paid plans, starting from just $39 per year, provide you with the ultimate backup plan: daily, automated, and unlimited storage backups of your entire site with the ability to restore at the push of a button. Professional plan customers also benefit from real-time backups.
  4. And a fallback plan.
    If all else fails, you can rely on our team of WordPress experts. Priority support, available to all paid customers, gets you personalized assistance with restoring or migrating your site, dealing with identified threats, and other website security issues and best practices.

Bonus: Exclusive Discount

Just for this #SmallBusinessWeek, in celebration of all the small businesses that keep the world turning, we’re offering a 20% one-time discount on all our paid subscriptions.

Just use the code SMALLBIZ at checkout.

And of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Next Steps: Compare plans and choose the right one for your site.

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Comments

  1. Ger ten Haaf says:

    Hello, Mostly I get a warning from Jetpack as soon as my site seem to be offline. This time however nothing happens.. BUT.. I just can no longer reach my side. ( I get a warning about Jetpack: Warning: require_once(D:\www\gtenhaaf.nl\www\blog\wp-content\plugins\jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in D:\www\gtenhaaf.nl\www\blog\wp-content\plugins\jetpack\class.jetpack.php on line 25 Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘D:\www\gtenhaaf.nl\www\blog\wp-content\plugins\jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media.php’ (include_path=’.;c:\vevida\php70\php-pear\pear’) in D:\www\gtenhaaf.nl\www\blog\wp-content\plugins\jetpack\class.jetpack.php on line 25)

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    • Jeremy says:

      It looks like some of the files are missing from your installation of Jetpack; the update probably wasn’t complete. Could you try to log in to your site via FTP or cPanel, and delete the existing Jetpack plugin folder?

      You’ll find the Jetpack plugin folder here:

      wp-content
         plugins
           jetpack - DELETE THIS FOLDER
      

      If you’re not sure how to do this, you can ask your hosting company for help. They should also have documentation explaining how to edit or remove files from your site using FTP or a File Manager in your admin panel.

      Once you’ve done that, you can reinstall Jetpack from scratch. It should solve the issue.

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  2. tedp2013 says:

    How to piss people off: Send ads daily, sometimes multiple ads daily.

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    • Jeremy says:

      Are you referring to our #SmallBusinessWeek series on this blog? We’re publishing one post a day this week, where we try to help small businesses discover Jetpack and how it can help their business. Each post is listed in this summary. If you’d rather not receive each post in your inbox every day, you could change your subscription settings for our blog here; you’ll be able to completely unsubscribe the blog, or only follow it via the WordPress.com Reader without receiving any email, or receive a weekly digest. That’s up to you!

      I hope this helps.

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