By Tom

Sucuri Antivirus

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about how there’s no such thing as the perfect WordPress host. In the end, it comes down to the requirements of your project that will dictate what host is best for your project.

But what happens when you find yourself placed in this dilemma:

There’s a host that you want to use because of some of the features, but it doesn’t fit the bill for the rest of the project.

Case in point: One of the things that’s popular right now is to have software such as a malware or a virus scanner. And who would fault anyone for wanting that?

I’m a fan of it and it’s something I recommend to most anyone running a web application. In my mind, anything that saves user input of any type should have something like this.

That said, one of the hosts that I often recommend does not have this built-in. So I’ve opted to go with Sucuri Antivirus.

I’m a big fan of the service.

Sucuri Antivirus

According to the product’s website:

We will secure your website from hackers, so you don’t have to. Our security experts will thoroughly scan, clean, monitor & protect your website 24/7.

And for the last few months of using the service, I can say Sucuri upholds their end of the service. In fact, I get a weekly report on exactly what the service has found on my server.

Sucuri Antivirus Report

So far, so good, right?

Ultimately, this is a set it and forget it type of service. For the price and the peace of mind, I can’t recommend it enough if your host doesn’t offer this.

If you’re not running some type of security software on your server, then I highly recommend Sucuri’s offerings especially if you’re in the WordPress-space.

Using Sucuri Antivirus for WordPress was written by Tom. For more information about WordPress, development, and resources then visit Tom McFarlin’s blog.

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