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  • Resolved Mighty Good

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    Hello!
    When I first started WordPress sites, I knew that security was really important. HostGator offered a very low-cost solution in SiteLock. So I purchased it. Then, while building the site, I heard some great things about Wordfence — so I installed that plugin as well (still the free version).

    Now that I have found out that the SiteLock version I have does not work with a SSL site, I need direction — do I scuttle SiteLock and just go with Wordfence? And as budget allows, do I then upgrade to the paid version of Wordfence — rather than keeping them both and upgrading to an incredibly expensive version of SiteLock?

    Patience required, wisdom most appreciated 🙂

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Mighty Good.
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  • @mighty-good,

    Logan from SiteLock here. What I’ve taken from your post is that you believe that your existing SiteLock subscription doesn’t support SSL, which I’d like to help you out with. All of the SiteLock Scan plans HostGator offers support SSL, but the ‘Basic’ TrueShield product that they throw in as a bonus with the purchase of a ‘Find’ or ‘Fix’ level scanner does not support SSL. So to clarify, the scanner package you bought is good to go, it’s just that bonus CDN/WAF add-on they gave you needs to be upgraded from ‘Basic’ to ‘Professional’ or higher to support SSL. You can still use your current scanner plan without the TrueShield bonus add-on.

    Here’s a link on the subject: https://www.hostgator.com/help/article/enable-sitelock-trueshield-and-truespeed

    As far as “Wordfence v. SiteLock” goes, it’s a common misconception that we’re competitors. SiteLock and Wordfence are different types of solutions that are not mutually exclusive — many, many people use both simultaneously and I find that they compliment one another quite nicely. One is a cloud-based solution (SiteLock) and the other an endpoint solution (Wordfence), which are different approaches to application security that each have their strengths. You don’t necessarily need to choose one over the other.

    I hope this helps you.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Logan Kipp.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Logan Kipp.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Logan Kipp.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Logan Kipp.

    @mighty Good,

    Due to WordPress forum guidelines, we are not able to discuss Premium options. If you are interested in more information feel free to contact presales@wordfence.com

    Site security is most important and I agree with @logan Kipp in that both applications can coexist on the same site for additional protection. The only caveat is that you want to ensure both applications don’t access the same function such as two-factor authentication to prevent any possible issues.

    Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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