The other day, my website went down hard. I’d been hacked in a very big way. I contacted my web host at the time, and found that they could only help me as far as my server install. Being that Linux was working fine and that WordPress was at the application level, they couldn’t help beyond that. So, the very best customer service in the world was great, provided my problem was with my server.
To fix the problem of the hackers, I turned to my hero-in-my-pocket, Snipe. That got me most of the way fixed. Then, I had a little more help from the wizards at Sucuri (who everybody but me seems to already know about). That got me back on track.
But it wouldn’t have worked all the way through unless I moved onto Synthesis hosting (affiliate link), which is part of Copyblogger media. Derick Schaefer and his team at Synthesis got me the rest of the way there. Why? Because they live and breathe WordPress. This was the missing element from my prior hosts. They were the gods of server uptime and performance, but they stopped before the application level. I’m not saying that Synthesis is eager to get into the tweaking my WordPress business, but they most definitely exist to help WordPress sites thrive.
That’s what I’m working with Synthesis for [chrisbrogan.com]. You should give them a look-see for your own pursuits. I bet there’s some value there. Should you have a business priority site that you need up and alive and it runs on WordPress, I’d work with Synthesis.
Note: many of my other smaller sites are still hosted by InMotion hosting, and I enjoy their service just as much.
ChrisBrogan.com runs on the Genesis Framework
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