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WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly

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Host type analysis

Here are the most popular tried and tested hosting options for WordPress blogs and sites:

  • wordpress.com
  • shared hosting
  • unmanaged virtual private server (VPS)
  • unmanaged dedicated server
  • managed VPS or dedicated server

One hosting type often leads to another as our traffic, site, and needs grow. Here's some comparison of the key hosting types with an emphasis on security:

Hosting Type

wordpress.com (Automattic)

Monthly Cost

free (but pricey upgrades)

 

Summary

Dead simple yourblog.wordpress.com setup with limited functionality and some ads. There are a few upgrade options.

   

Security Onus

Automattic takes responsibility for server and blogs.

   

Security Detail

Automattic micro-manages all aspects of security:

Blog setup, ...

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