Although Xiobe is technically capable of hosting and developing its own website we want to explain why we are using a wordpress instance on wordpress.com in this blogpost.
The reality is that wordpress websites get hacked often and this has to do with vulnerabilities on the hosting server, php library vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities in the CMS and the plugins with the CMS. WordPress.com actually solves this for Xiobe.
Besides getting hacked we expose our website also to the possibility of being DDoS’ed which means that other services we run on our servers might be impacted too. We value our website but if it is down due to a DDoS it is not the end of the world.