Nothing is more important to us than the security of your website. Kinsta’s secure WordPress hosting solution implements active and passive measures to stop attacks in its tracks. We monitor your sites every two minutes for uptime, have very tight software-based restrictions in place, detect DDoS attacks as they happen, and proactively stop malicious code from entering our network.View Plans
All sites hosted on Kinsta are protected by Cloudflare’s enterprise-level firewall and includes free DDoS protection. We support two-factor authentication, GeoIP blocking, and automatically ban IPs that have more than 6 failed login attempts in a minute. Strong passwords are enforced on all new installs.
We have hardware firewalls, active and passive security, and other advanced features to prevent access to your data. But if your site is compromised, we’ll fix it for free.
We only support encrypted SFTP and SSH connections (no FTP) when accessing your WordPress sites directly and offer free Let’s Encrypt certificates to enable HTTPS.
Nothing is ever 100% hack-proof. We automatically create 2 weeks worth of backups, meaning a hacked or defaced site can be instantly rolled back.
Kinsta uses Linux containers (LXC), and LXD to orchestrate them, on top of Google Cloud Platform which enables us to completely isolate not just each account, but each separate WordPress site. All sites hosted on Kinsta are also protected by Cloudflare’s enterprise-level firewall, which includes free DDoS protection. This is a much more secure method than offered by other competitors. Because of the sheer scale of Google’s infrastructure, it enables our platform to simply absorb many DDoS attacks automatically.
Google also has relationships with some of the biggest ISPs in the world, which helps improve the security of your data in transit as it means less hops across the public internet. They also employ encryption at rest to store customer data.
We will also never host a WordPress site that is running on an unsupported version of PHP due to the fact that they no longer have security updates and are exposed to un-patched security vulnerabilities. We offer current supported versions only, PHP 8.0, 7.4, and 7.3. WordPress minor security patches are also automatically applied as soon as they are available to ensure your site is fully up to date.
All Kinsta servers and CDN support TLS 1.3, a new encryption protocol update that is both faster (reducing HTTPS overhead) and more secure than TLS 1.2.
Finally, someone recommended we try Kinsta. In less than 48 hours, we were full transferred over and the site was no longer broken! They fixed everything so quickly. The customer service is incredibly responsive, 24/7 access, very pleasant and timely. We are so thrilled to finally have a true hosting partner that understands and knows how to help us. We are planning a lot of growth in the next year and are grateful to have found a hosting partner we feel confident will help us succeed.
Kinsta employs a lot of other security precautions to protect you. We remove the PHP version you're using from the HTTP headers on your WordPress site. Our open_basedir restrictions also don't allow execution of PHP in common directories that are prone to malicious scripts.
There is no need to worry about XML-RPC brute force attacks. These types of requests are blocked by default (unless whitelisted explicitly by our team) and will produce a 403 error, stopping them in their tracks.
Need to block a spammer? We've made this easy! In our MyKinsta dashboard, you will find an IP Deny tool you can use to block any IP address from hitting your site.
Want to lock down your site during development? We've got you covered with our one-click password protection (htpasswd) tool. Don't let the public access it until you or your client are ready.
WordPress in itself is not insecure, it’s usually bad user practices and out of date software that causes problems, including:
Here are some additional reasons why secure WordPress hosting is so important:
Not only do users have problems, but even the competition has encountered major security breaches over the past couple years. This is why it is imperative that you choose a host you can trust that employs the latest security measures.
Hands down one of the best bootstrapped WP hosting companies. Absolutely love their support staff and developer-friendly features (not to mention they are insanely fast).
Kinsta has allowed us to offer a bulletproof service to our top tier clients and keep them happy. Especially those who have traffic spikes with sudden server demand.
Really love the level of experience and support Kinsta's live chat engineers provide. The 24/7 support is a game-changer for large sites, especially ecommerce.
Our agency has worked with all the major hosting platforms. Kinsta is crazy fast and the support is stellar! We moved all our clients to Kinsta and haven't looked back.
We truly cannot say enough about the level of customer service that Kinsta provides - it's always a great experience, with very personable and helpful support.
Absolutely fantastic - cannot rate highly enough in terms of speed, support, and UI. Went from WP Engine to Flywheel, then to Kinsta and couldn't be happier.
We love Kinsta! They’re no doubt one of the least negotiable expenses we have each month. Incredible speed and absolutely unbelievable support.
Kinsta provides an amazing service, with a simple control panel and top performance. Their support is even more amazing, always available, and fast at fixing any issue.
Maintaining many global WordPress sites, we've become well acquainted with all the major hosting providers. No one is running our sites as fast as Kinsta.
Kinsta is reliable and makes shipping changes easy. The support team was exceedingly helpful when we needed to migrate our blog. A+ on their support team.
Some of the world’s biggest brands and industries rely on Kinsta’s Secure WordPress hosting. Our expert team has your back 24/7. Ready to get started?