Last month Martin, Adam and I from the Rochen team attended CMS Expo in Chicago, IL as Diamond Marquee Sponsors. It was a fantastic event where we got to meet a lot of our existing customers, potential customers and connect with various people in the Joomla, Drupal and WordPress communities. We’re a technology services company that primarily deals online but nothing beats meeting face-to-face.

While at CMS Expo Adam and I delivered two 90 minute presentations on “WordPress Hosting and Security” and “Joomla Hosting and Security“. I have linked both of these below in PDF format in case anyone wishes to review them. Rochen also had a fantastic 20 ft x 10 ft booth setup at CMS Expo which I have attached a picture of as well. Apologies for the poor quality – it was taken with an iPhone.

Download “WordPress Hosting and Security” Presentation

Download “Joomla Hosting and Security” Presentation

In the last slide of the “Joomla Hosting and Security” presentation you may notice we discuss a new Joomla Utilities plug-in for our control panel that we will be releasing in beta here at Rochen later today. This new tool will make managing and keeping your Joomla sites secure a lot easier. We plan to develop similar tools for both Drupal and WordPress as well. More details on this to come very soon.

(I would also advise reviewing my original blog post on Joomla Hosting Security from September 2008.)

Disclaimer: Security advice and best practices change over time. The details posted in the above presentations are correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of posting. For the most up to date security information please consult with your web hosting provider and site developer directly. Please always seek expert advice.

Second to last, you may have noticed that we launched a new website at the start of May just before CMS Expo. We are still tweaking the design a little and also building out the pre-sales FAQ sections but we are very happy with it so far.

Finally, at CMS Expo we issued a promotional code for 20% off your first invoice with Rochen for any Business Hosting, Reseller Hosting or Managed Virtual Server (MVS) solution. This promotional code has now expired however we have decided to re-activate it with this blog post through until midnight UTC on Monday, June 7th 2010. The promotional code is: CMSX

Rochen’s hosting platform is purpose built to deliver the very best performance and tightest security for database driven dynamic scripts like Joomla and WordPress. If you would like to discuss your hosting needs then please contact us via [email protected] and we will be happy to assist.

Thanks for reading.

– Chris

Chris Adams is the Founder and CEO of Rochen Ltd.