Why Maintenance is Important
When your business uses WordPress (which we, at Bayside Web Design, recommend), it’s important to make sure that you are always running the most up-to-date version. This ensures that WordPress’ latest bug fixes and security patches are installed on your site. Sure, some hackers want to go for a “big hit” and steal tens of thousands of credit card numbers or passwords, but most don’t. In fact, lots of hacks occur where malware or a Trojan Horse is uploaded to your website. This causes problems not just for you, but potentially for every person who visits your business’ website, too. How do hackers get in? They exploit the weaknesses in the website’s outdated software and security patches. Just like a thief will look for an unlocked door or an ineffective security system, hackers actively seek out old websites because they are easier targets.
We can’t say it enough times, making sure your website is maintained with an eye for security has never been more important.
Bayside monthly WordPress maintenance program for $20/mo. includes:
- Monthly back-ups of your website. Regular backups ensure that a site can be restored quickly in case of a security breach within the hosting server or other technical malfunction.
- Regular updates to WordPress core coding, plugin coding and theme files. Outdated code is the #1 vulnerability to an existing website by outside attacks (often mass attacks within a hosts server). By performing the regular updates provided by WordPress, theme developers and plugin developers, your website is more secure against these types of attacks.
PLEASE NOTE: The maintenance program does not involve changes to the website content (text, pictures, new functionality, etc. requested by the website owner).