Over 60 000 users trust Patchstack as a SiteLock alternative

According to them, our help desk is very helpful, the App is easy to setup and we solve the #1 security issue.

SiteLock vs Patchstack – which one to choose?

Both platforms allow you monitor and protect your WordPress sites and filter malicious traffic. However Patchstack is strictly focused on the #1 issue why 99.4% of WordPress sites get hacked – plugin vulnerabilities.

We have less features so we can focus on what’s important:

Lightweight yet powerful solutions

Because we focus only on the #1 security issue, our solutions is lightweight and will hardly affect your website's performance.

No hassle setup and central dashboard

Our ready-to-go solution makes securing websites easy and saves you time by having them all in one place.

Customers love our top notch support

Our customers rate our support with 5 stars saying it's first-class, quick, professional and reliable.

we do the work for you

Receive automatic virtual patches to secure your websites

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Frequently Asked Questions

A worrisome website hacking statistic is that well over 90% of WordPress vulnerabilities are related to plugins or themes. One report found that as much as 98% of WordPress vulnerabilities are due to plugins while another study reported that 95% of vulnerabilities were because of plugins and themes.

To be secure, you should always keep WordPress plugins, themes, and core updated and monitored. Make sure you are always aware of the plugins you’re using on your websites and always remove the ones that you are not using.

When it comes to WordPress security plugins, we first recommend you get a better understanding of the WordPress security ecosystem and how they work.
Setting up Patchstack takes no more than a few minutes depending on if you are using auto-install through the Patchstack App (which takes seconds) or a manual installation (which can take up to 3 minutes). The data might need some time to show up after a successful installation.
The free version of Patchstack does not run anything aside from scheduled tasks on your website, so there will be no noticeable difference. The paid version does run several tasks on each page load but based on tests from us and from our customers we have seen that Patchstack does not affect your website's performance in any significant or noticeable way.
Patchstack free version will let you know if you have any vulnerabilities present in the plugins, themes, or WordPress core version that are installed on your site. By having the knowledge and always getting alerts about vulnerabilities you will spend fewer resources fixing WordPress security issues and can avoid expensive clean-ups in the long run.
With Patchstack you will be able to eliminate security issues before hackers take over your website. You can detect the latest security vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins, themes, and core. You will receive real-time alerts to email or slack if any security vulnerabilities are found and have a central security overview for up to 99 websites in the Patchstack app.

With Patchstack paid version you can identify plugin vulnerabilities, receiver automatic virtual patches to these vulnerabilities, and get detailed reports on your security status.

The features included are:

  • Plugin vulnerability detection (also included in free)
  • Theme vulnerability detection (also included in free)
  • WordPress core vulnerability detection (also included in free)
  • Insecure configuration detection
  • Domain name and SSL certificate expiration detection
  • HTTP security headers detection
  • Virtual patches for WordPress plugins
  • Virtual patches for WordPress themes
  • Virtual patches for WordPress core
  • 0-day protection (OWASP top 10)
  • Unlimited custom firewall rules
  • Logs and analytics
  • Unlimited custom alert triggers
  • Monthly PDF reports
  • Alerts to Slack
  • Alerts to email (also included in free)
You can upgrade from free to a paid version on your dashboard at the Patchstack app. Just log in at app.patchstack.com/login or directly go to app.patchstack.com/setup to set up a plan.
We have not had issues with Patchstack conflicting with other security services, but we do recommend using as few different tools on your WordPress site as possible. If you do use another security plugin, it is recommended to not enable similar features as it could cause site-breaking issues. If you have any issues with other security tools, please contact our support so we could investigate the issue.
With the Patchstack Community version, you can set up alerts using email (Slack notifications available in Professional plan).
Since Patchstack does not scan your files, it won't help you in finding malware on your website. If you have any indication that your website is hacked, please contact our support so we can take a look and see how or what caused any of the problems you are facing.

We offer incident response assistance which will cover the sites on all occasions (even if the site was not directly attacked).

In the paid version, we monitor the site we protect from a wide range of attacks, but if something happens, we will have our forensics team step in, collect the evidence, clean up the website and create a report to help you improve the security of your sites even more.

The add-on can possibly help you save tons of money when something happens and it only costs $3.49 per site/mo. Enable incident response assistance on your website here.

We do not store any logs of any kind in your database or on your filesystem on the community plan of Patchstack.

Once you install the plugin on a multisite installation, you will see a page where you can activate Patchstack on the sites that are available on the multisite installation.

Each site will be added to the Patchstack app individually and will take up a slot on your account.

Patchstack offers chat and email support (support@patchstack.com) in addition to support articles available on the support page. To contact chat support, open support.patchstack.com and find the green chat bubble at the bottom right corner of your screen (note that some adblockers and privacy extensions can block this, so you might have to whitelist the Patchstack site).

We take your privacy very seriously. After activating Patchstack, it will store some information such as the software installed on your site. Please see our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and DPA for more information. Please email support@patchstack.com if you have other questions about your privacy.

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