The Monastery

aka WP Sifu blog

Common types of hosting service explained

Fact: There are over 966 million websites in the world today, out of which, 76.5 million of them runs on WordPress. One of the questions we get asked a lot, how is WP Sifu compared with gazillion of hosting service providers out there; especially those who will host...

WP Sifu Monthly Reports Explained

Fact: Each day, at least 3 attempts were made to hack each of our clients' WordPress website. Starting this August, we will be sending out monthly reports to all our clients detailing work done on their website, together with amount of time spent. Plus, more...

How we keep your WordPress website safe

Fact: 30,000 web sites hacked a day — Over 3 quarters of them run on WordPress. Forbes published above figure in 2013. Though it's been couple of years since, we can assure you the number hasn't changed much. Here's an even more interesting fact reported by internet...

Why did we start WP Sifu

Fact: In 2016 alone, WordPress has released three major version updates and six maintenance and security updates. If you own a WordPress website since a year ago and it hasn't been updated, you are quite a few versions behind... If you own a car, or let's pretend you...

What is WP Sifu

Fact: You can easily find many service providers who either offer WordPress website hosting, or support and maintenance services, but hardly one who offers both and more. WP Sifu fills in that space. Months before we launched WP Sifu, we have already started talking...

WordPress news

For the rest of us

WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress has today issued a maintenance/security release to WordPress core which fixes couple of bugs. Nothing alarming as these bugs do not post serious security threats, but because we are so kiasu, we'll take it seriously anyway! We don't want to bore you with the...

WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9 was released just two weeks ago, with the efficiency that puts many big corporations to shame, they have already caught several security issues and bugs. We don't want to bore you with the technicalities, just know it is paramount to act on it right away...

WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

It's only couple of weeks before the year 2017 closes, the folks at WordPress somehow managed to roll out yet another major release — WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”. This is a major version update so you can see a few new features being introduced, mostly for WordPress...

WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress has just released a security update. Solely for fixing one issue — an issue which may lead to potential SQL Injection (SQLi). For the benefit of none-tech-savvy people, here's how Techopedia defines SQLi: An SQL injection is a computer attack in which...

WordPress 4.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress has just released a security and maintenance update. Mostly for fixing a bunch of cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found in older WordPress versions. For the benefit of none-tech-savvy people, Cross-site scripting (XSS) is... a type of computer...

WordPress 4.8.1 Maintenance Release

A little less than two months after the release of WordPress 4.8, the good folks at WordPress have already released WordPress 4.8.1, a maintenance release. This release contains 29 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them are fixes to the rich Text widget...

WordPress 4.8 “Evans”

TL;DR WordPress has just released 4.8 over a week ago. This is a major version update so you can see some new features being introduced, such as better widgets, better handling of editing hyperlink, plus several other updates that happen at the backend which most of...

WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release

TL;DR WordPress has recently released version 4.7.2 for addressing couple of critical security vulnerabilities. If you own a website running on WordPress and it's not running on the latest version, you ought to make time to update it. If you have trouble doing it, get...

What if we told you

It's ok to change your mind

Switching hosting provider can be a painful process, especially when you are not 100% sure. We make it easier for you. Within first 30 days should you not happy with our Managed WordPress Hosting, just cancel and you'll get your money back. No blue pill or red pill to take!