It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"don't precede malware danger." There was more but I was horrified to remember exactly what it said. I was worried about my site on being ruined plus humiliated the people on the telephone had seen me vulnerable I had spent hours.
Cloning, as it applies to fix wordpress malware, is the act of making an exact replica of your WordPress install. What is good is that in just a couple clicks, you can do it with the correct software. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to do this. Here are just a few.
Don't make the mistake of believing that your hosting company will have your back so far as WordPress copies go. Not always. It's been my experience that the hosting company may or may not be doing backups, while they say that they do. Why take that kind of chance?
For me it's a WordPress plugin. They are drop dead easy to install, have all the features you need for a job such as this, and are relatively inexpensive, i thought about this especially when compared to having to employ someone to have this done for you.
You may extend the plugin features with premium plugins like: Amazon S3 plugin, Members only plugin, DropShop etc.. I think this plugin is a good choice and you can use it at no cost.
Do your homework and some hunting, but if you're pressed for time and want to get this try out the WordPress safety plugin that I use. It's a relief to know that my site (and business!) are secure.