January 2017 Report

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Thanks for being part of the Cinch community! Helping organizations like yours is why we exist and we truly appreciate your business. We are excited to dive into 2017 and are committed to helping make your online presence the best that it can be. Read all about the latest with Cinch and how it effects your account—and, if you have any questions or just want to chat—please do so!

SECURITY & SUPPORT

We’re pleased to have been named “One of the 10 Best WordPress Support Services” in 2016!

Support News

We’ve recently added a convenient new way for you to request support straight from the dashboard of your WordPress website. When logged in, just look to the top of the navigation pane for a new link to Cinch Support. Click it and your request will be routed to the support team. You can still contact support by e-mailing support@cinchws.com or logging into your account where you’ll also be able to track past support tickets.

Security News

Attempted hacks, overwhelmingly conducted by web bots, have not been slowing down. A common point to entry by these bots are out-of-date plugins, and the average WordPress site now runs 12 plugins. The top three out-of-date and compromised plugins have been Rev Slider, Tim Thumb and Gravity Forms. Over the past 30 days, Cinch has experienced zero successful hacks and zero new blacklistings to any of our customer’s sites. On average, your site is probed by bots 50-100 times a day, everyday.

WEB HOSTING

It’s our goal to keep your web server as up-to-date and secure as possible, to ensure high uptime, and to provide reliability and peace of mind. 

Hosting News

We’ve upgraded you to run PHP 5.5. If you have a WordPress site, this is very important as the software that powers your site will require this version of PHP within a few months. PHP 5.5 provides some technical enhancements as well, plus it sets the stage for a future PHP upgrade that looks to provide great site speed improvements.

30 Day Uptime Score

99.62% server uptime over the past 30 days.

Upcoming Service Work

At this point no major service work is planned for the next 30 days.

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