Website Hacked or Infected with Malware or virus? Read this before you pay to fix it.

Quick Summary + Resources

  • Website attacks and infections are on the rise and traditional hosting companies have not addressed the issue appropriately.
  • Developer Squad created Hosting+ that include malware removal and hack fixes at no extra charge in response.
  • Website currently experiencing issues? We can help:
    • Fancy to clean it up yourself? Our DIY post provides a detailed guideline
  • All plans also include software and plugin updates as no extra charge, along with features others charge for.
  • Full Article Below

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A snapping strike, just like a snakebite out of nowhere taking down your website as quickly as venom will incapacitate your body. It comes in many forms. Malware. Hacked. Website Virus. Your hosting account suspended. A crushing blow. An uninvited thorn in the side of your busy day.

When it happens, there are many services to clean your infected website, but why do you need to pay extra to fix and protect your site? The truth is most hosting providers don’t offer this in your plan. We’ll take a look into why this is and what you can do to avoid this being an issue, now and long term.

First of all let me introduce myself, Mike Brennan here with Developer Squad. We’ve been in the web development business for a long time and have seen it all in our dozen plus years of experience. Web hosting is a key component of our work so we’ve used most of the companies out there today in one way or another. The sad reality is most aren’t desirable and have one shortcoming or another.

Let’s say your website is infected with malware, has been hacked, or shows signs of a pesky virus. This can disrupt your website and business or cause your visitors or customers to lose trust. You also have the headache of cleaning the mess up which will cost both time and money. Ugh. It’s a hassle. These attacks are more common today than in any point in the history of the web.

A few years ago we started to see a spike in our own clients’ websites experiencing attacks. A lot of the time it would be costly to fix and in some cases bring the website down for a period of time. WordPress sites could have hundreds or thousands of malicious files that would need to be cleaned up, taking the site offline while we worked on it.

We tried tools and services with varying degrees of success. Certain ones were costly or took too long to clean up the mess. My business partner Jon and I were baffled. How could this be such a persistent issue and there wasn’t a knock out solution that was affordable and fast? Why don’t the web hosting companies take care of this? It’s taking place on their servers so you’d think they would step in and provide assistance.

After over a year and a half and many thousands of sites later we came to some conclusions. Web hosting companies offer cheap or discounted “shared” hosting accounts where they just stuff as many sites as they can on a server and not maintain it. This leaves sites vulnerable as if one site is compromised it’s possible to spread to others on the same server. We found the web hosts to be like absentee landlords, leaving their “tenants” to their own devices to fix these problems. On top of that, some of the hosts partner with Third Party Providers who sell you on their malware cleaning or hack and virus solutions when your site is already down and you are vulnerable, taking a cut of the sale.

We saw it time and time again. And we’re proud to say we helped cleaned a ton of people’s websites for less than the Third Parties, who would also require an expensive monthly fee to keep your site safe.

You’re already paying for hosting. Why do you get hit with extra charges if your site gets infected on your hosts watch? We thought there should be a better option for folks that did not want to deal with the hassle and deserved a higher level of service from their hosting company. We figured there had to be someone out there that was addressing this.

We also found out along the way that many website and business owners don’t want to deal with the maintenance and updates that are required to keep the site running smoothly. Many of the incidents were caused by updates not completed, out of date software, or plugin versions being out of date. Most of the website owners we helped just wanted to do what they do best, run their business and not have to deal with these things. The updates and maintenance items were also something the hosting companies didn’t provide, another item where we felt we could offer a better option.

Which brings us to the Developer Squad of today. Our Hosting+ comes with malware cleaning and hack fixes at no extra charge. Even if your website is currently infected we will move you over to our hosting and clean you up quickly to get you back online. We also include all the updates and basic maintenance that can lead to these issues along with a bunch of other features that cost more with other plans. Our experience led us to build a better hosting option we could proudly offer.

Sound interesting? You can view our Pricing here or if you have questions please visit our online chat to discuss or leave us a message here. We’d love to earn the opportunity to host your website and show you there is a better option. Not with your traditional hosting company, but a Squad of seasoned Developers ready to provide the great service we believe you deserve, with Developer Squad.

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