General question about WordPress cloud security
I've been working with WordPress using normal 'shared' hosting packages with other providers for years. I'm really comfortable with CPanel, setting up databases etc. and everything works fine.
Cloud hosting has always been in the back of my mind, however, and I stumbled across DigitalOcean.
In seconds I was able to install WordPress, I followed a couple of tutorials for putty etc, and got things working - It's also super quick compared to any shared hosting I've worked on before.
My problem is - obviously the speed and the price of everything is great, but I'm sort of left thinking - this is a bit too easy. The thing that has stopped me from using cloud hosting in the past is that obviously it's a complete learning curve and server administration is not everyone's cup of tea.
Basically, if I install WordPress as an application on DigitalOcean and sort out the DNS and domain stuff - will that install of WordPress be as safe and secure as something on a shared hosting package with another provider? Would I be better off starting with a blank Ubuntu install, and learn about the intricacies of firewalls etc? Or is the default WordPress 1-click application safe (or as safe as WordPress generally can be anyway!)