As a company that’s dedicated to providing high-quality website security, we like to partner with like-minded companies that understand how important this is.
Website security doesn’t normally the cross the minds of bloggers and small business owners. It’s just not a big deal to most until it’s too late. So, we like to partner with companies that can point those people in the right direction when they need us.
SiteGround: Hosting 2 Million Websites
SiteGround is one of the most well-known and respected web hosting companies in the world. They offer anything from web hosting to WordPress hosting to scalable cloud hosting.
They offer 24/7 support — and the mean real support. There’s a lot of hosting companies and tons of them do have really fast servers and great uptime. But there’s very few that rival SiteGround when it comes to customer service. They care about customers and do everything they can to make sure they’re properly taken care of.
If you’re looking for a hosting company that takes website security serious, you should definitely consider using SiteGround.
How SiteGround Partners with Sucuri
While SiteGround does have secure servers, that doesn’t mean every script that every webmaster is using on their servers is secure.
For example, a SiteGround customer may be using WordPress and installed a free plugin. However, 99% of webmasters don’t know how to perform a security audit on a WordPress plugin. If that plugin has a security vulnerability, that website could be compromised.
No matter what security mechanisms a hosting company has in place, this is always a possibility. So, what should a hosting company do when this happens?
You could set up your own security team that handles issues like this. However, that can become extremely expensive and time consuming. Most hosts prefer to focus on building and improving their core services. Extra stuff like cleaning hacked websites just adds to the clutter of running a successful hosting company.
When a customer’s website is compromised, hosting companies like SiteGround refer their customers to Sucuri. Why? Because if there’s one thing we’re really good at doing, it’s cleaning hacked websites. They know we’ll take care of their clients.
We do pay companies to refer customers to us and most are part of our referral program. However, to most successful hosting companies, that’s just an extra bonus. That’s not why they’re referring customers to us. They’re doing it because they know we’ll take care of their clients.