SSL/TLS security for your website at no extra cost
The privacy and security of your visitors are of utmost importance. That’s why, with our WordPress hosting packages, you will get free SSL/TLS certificates for your websites. SSL/TLS encrypts the communication between the website and your visitors. The ‘lock’ icon in the browser will make your website appear trustable (and it is!). You don’t have to do anything: we will provide the most secure SSL settings (Check out SSL report!)
The best web firewall with ModSecurity
ModSecurity is proven to be the best web and web-application firewall. All traffic going to your website is checked with ModSecurity, which blocks incoming hacking attempts such as SQL injection, PHP remote code execution and brute force login attempts. At Slik we have been training ModSecurity for years on WordPress hosting, so that known hacks, viruses and malware are blocked. We also contribute to the open-source ModSecurity project.
Hardware firewalls for an additional layer of security
Our high availability WordPress cluster is being protected by Fortigate firewalls from Fortinet. These hardware firewalls from Fortinet add an additional layer of security. This extra layer is essential for controlling large scale attacks, such as DDoS attacks. These firewalls are connected to the Dutch access points of our internet providers.
Your website is future proof with IPv6
We are continuously updating our network to the latest technical standards. One such recent standard is the implementation of IPv6, the newest version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 makes sure even more people can be connected through the internet. That’s why your site, even in the future, will be available to all citizens of the world quickly and reliably.
With AppArmor your website is secured from within
Where ModSecurity protects you from external attacks, AppArmor provides internal safeguarding. AppArmor is a Linux-based security module developed by Ubuntu. At Slik, every WordPress website is contained and secured by AppArmor. This ensures that a website is unable to access data it should not have access to. It’s also possible to host your site on a separate virtual server when this is required for compliance or legal reasons.
Always online through our backups
Our WordPress hosting cluster is being provided by VMware. VMware high availability and DRS divide and secure the load on our servers. In the unlikely case of a critical failure in one of our data centers in the Netherlands, applications and websites will immediately be restarted from the backup location.