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HostGator Eliminates Malware Problems!

Thank you HostGator for sponsoring this post. HostGator now offers HostGator Optimized WordPress, a new hosting platform that is specifically built for an optimized and managed WordPress environment.

Have you ever accidentally downloaded malware onto your computer accidentally infecting your blog? I did it to myself while trying to figure out a way to get a YouTube video that I made to upload into my Instagram. My husband was away and I wanted to show him highlights of our kids’ games from that weekend.

My kids were asleep when I searched the web to find a tool to get my YouTube video into Instragram. They were horrified that I downloaded from a site because they told me, “Duh, you can’t do that. Instagram doesn’t let you upload from YouTube.” And, of course, they were right. I wasn’t able to get my video onto Instragram but I did give my blog a nasty virus that put pop-up ads on very page. It was so upsetting that I couldn’t bear to look at my homepage!

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Because my blog is self hosted, I was on my own to fix my malware problem but now I was gunshy about downloading anything! I ended up having to make an appointment from the place where I bought my computer and the help desk person downloaded AdwareMedic which fixed it almost instantly. I wish my web hosting service scanned and removed malware on my blog for me though! It would have saved me three days of stress.

AdWare Medic

Then I learned that HostGator actually does this! In addition to scanning and removing malware on your blog or website, HostGator does automatic updates of your plugins, themes and WordPress. It also does daily backups and restores down to the file level! What a great level of service built into your webhost!!

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Are you looking for a new HostGator for your blog or website? HostGator’s Optimized WordPress is a new hosting platform that is specifically built for an optimized and managed WordPress environment. Optimized WordPress hosting packages will come pre-loaded with PHP 5.6 by default (the most recent PHP version offered). HostGator will handle all of the core, theme, and plugin updates without the need for any action on your part. That’s good because setting up the blog can be require technical know how otherwise!

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With HostGator, you won’t have to worry about logging into your WP-Admin panel to handle common updates which saves time. Additionally, Optimized WordPress does not provide cPanel access, allowing you to install and access your WordPress sites without needing to access or navigate an extra control panel to do the things you want to do. I really like that because I always seem to forget my cPanel password and I find the cPanel itself to be confusing.

HostGator  also provides:

  • 24/7 live support via chat, phone, and email – you’re not alone. We’re here to help.
  • One click WordPress installs – no messy downloading and uploading of files.
  • One click and start easy to use website builder – drag and drop tools that make building a site super simple.
    Design services – don’t want to build your site? Let our pros do it for you.
  • Marketing services (SEO and PPC) – want to generate traffic? Our in house experts want to help.
  • Domains – HostGator is your one-stop-shop for domains!

Learn more about HostGator Optimized WordPress HostGator. How about you? Are you looking for a new host for your blog or considering starting one? So much to think about and so much to learn so it’s nice to have a webhost that partners with you so that you can concentrate on creating content, not on acquiring technical skills!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. I am happy with my current hosting, but this sounds like a great alternative if I ever need it.
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  2. What a nightmare. But I’ve done the same thing. Great to know about HostGator.
    Patricia Tilton recently posted…Beautiful Moon: A Child’s PrayerMy Profile

  3. I am using another hosting that is good but Hostgator is also great in proving hosting it has good feature. and I have also experienced this situation of the virus.

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