Website security and maintenance is really important and often something that people don’t think about until it’s too late. Websites have to be well maintained and secure to avoid unwanted attacks and viruses. Today’s blog will tell you all you need to know about website security and maintenance to reduce the chances of your site being affected by hackers.
Security is so important for your site, the last thing you want is for attackers to be stealing your customer’s information, because you will have to inform them of the hacking. Hosting is a huge part of security, a good, secure hosting is what you should consider when setting up a new website. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is often used on ecommerce sites and it means that people visiting your site can be confident that no one is watching what they’re doing on your site. Don’t underestimate the power of having a secure website, most potential customers will leave your site if their device suggests it may be insecure.
It can be tough to keep up with the updates that content management systems have to offer, however on systems such as WordPress, you can easily set up automatic updates. While you will still have to manually conduct the bigger updates, the smaller ones will be completed for you. Most CMS’s provide their users with regular updates and upgrades. It’s important to note that an update would be going from version 1.1 to 1.1.1, where as an upgrade would be going from version 1.1 to version 1.2. Apart from helping to reduce the chances of being hacked, ensuring that your site is maintained will ensure that it works better and more efficiently for your clients.
Backups are a huge part of website maintenance and they are really important and could save you a lot of time and stress. If you’re unfortunate enough to have something go wrong on your website, it’s much easier to recover a site that has been completing regular backups, that way you can just restore your site back to a time when it was considered secure. Without back ups you could be forced to start your website all over again. It’s a good idea to backup your site at least 3 times a week, that way you’ve got a pretty good chance of being covered, should something go wrong.
At Complete, we offer fully managed hosting services, along with daily backups. If you’d like any assistance with your website’s security and maintenance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.