Keeping the maintenance & security of your website up to date

Keeping the maintenance & security of your website up to date

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. High security can help to reduce the chances of your site being affected by hackers. 

Security 

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. SSL means that people visiting your site can be confident that their on site activity is secure. 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, they will not want to type their card details in to an insecure site. 

Maintenance 

It can be tough to keep up with the updates that content management systems have to offer. Some systems such as WordPress allow for 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. On the contrary, 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 means it’ll work better for your clients.

Backups 

Backups are a huge part of website maintenance. They are very 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. With regular backups, you can restore your site back to a time when it was considered secure. Without backups you could be forced to start your website all over again. You should backup your site at least 3 times a week, then your site can be recovered 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.