Why do websites need regular maintenance and updates?
Website, like any piece of software, require updates. Each piece of software lives in an environment that is constantly changing.
There are a number of reasons for upgrades & updates:
- Improved security
- Changing software coding practices
- Adding new features
Maintenance is essential without which your website will be vulnerable to hacking or just cease to operate.
Scheduled every month each of our customers websites go through a maintenance session:
Website upgrades & updates carried out on:
- Content Management System
WordPress is currently on Version 6.3.2 (28/10/23) there have been 46 major updates and approx. 650 minor updates since its inception in 2003 and are available almost monthly.
- Plugin Updates
Plugins are 3rd party developed software that carries out most of the functions on your website and these also have to be kept updated.
- Security Patches
Keeping one step ahead of hackers is a huge international fight.
- Database Backups
All the content of your website, including customer order information are all contained within the website’s database. This is the most valuable part of your site so keeping regular backups is essential.
Maintenance is carried out using GIT version control …read more