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WEBSITE SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE

Content management system websites offer the ease and ability for website owners to quickly update their site, quickly implement site wide changes or manage their online store in just a few clicks. The convenience, cost and flexibility of developing a website using one of the many CMSes that’s available, makes content management system websites extremely popular. While there are many benefits to choosing a content management system, there’s just as many risks and vulnerabilities if your website is not regularly maintained, updated, secure and backed up.

Some of the most popular content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento are well established and offer huge amounts of flexibility for developers and website owners. Many businesses take the assumption due their site being on “well-known” platform, they’d be some sort of protection and security provided. What a lot of businesses don’t know is WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento (To name a few) are open source frameworks, developed with developer’s openly sharing code and scripts online in a shared “open” environment.

An insecure, content management system based website or online store is a hacker’s paradise. With many brute force attacks aimed at website using default admin logins, lack of updates to platforms, extensions or plugins being a main cause of many website being targeted and hacked.

WORDPRESS RISKS & VULNERABILITIES

WordPress is both a wonder and a woe, WordPress offers a huge respiratory, of “one-click” easy to install plugins. One of the main risks of this is security, installing just any old plugin can leave your vulnerable to hackers. Another thing to be mindful of is compatibility and reliability, if the developer of the plugin doesn’t update it this can lead to site compatibility issues when your version of WordPress is updated and let’s not forget – the WordPress white screen of death!

It’s wise to be very cautious when installing plugins and also take note of the effect plugins on your site are having on the sites conversions and performance. WordPress is also an open source framework and therefore must be kept updated to the latest version at all times. All in all, WordPress does offer some amazing flexibility and functionality. In order to keep your website safe, secure and user friendly WordPress must be maintained and managed.

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COMMON MAGENTO SECURITY RISKS

Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce content management systems there is. Mainly due to its robust and flexible features, providing the simplicity to manage an online store with ease. Despite Magento being one of the most robust and reliable platforms, Magento is also known to be targeted by cyber criminals through unauthorized logins and a wide range of hacking attacks.

Magento like, WordPress is an open source framework. Businesses using Magento must always ensure their platform is updated to the latest version, use a two-step authentication process and a custom path to the admin area is just a few essential actions that must be in taken when using Magento and storing customer’s details. Magento offers a great level of user experience with immense flexibility for developers. That being said, Magento is another CMS platform that offers a wide range of extensions that must be maintained, managed and kept up to date to ensure site wide safety, security and a great user experience.

THE JOYS OF JOOMLA!

Joomla is another popular choice for many businesses offering ease of management and a good level of flexibility in terms of development. Joomla like Magento and WordPress is another open source framework. Joomla inherently carries a degree of vulnerability due to it’s open source nature and should always be kept up to date.

Joomla is developed using a large amount of PHP files behind a MS –SQL or MySQL database. Joomla constantly update these files on the Joomla Github page showing new updates, security patches and features. There’s on average a new release by the c Joomla core developers of at least one update, every two months. It’s essential to keep the core files of Joomla updated to avoid your site becoming easy access for unauthorized access and hacker activity. It goes without saying, Joomla is another content management system that has many benefits alongside many risks if regular and scheduled website maintenance is not in place.

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Website Maintenance

Regretful failing to implement any website maintenance schedule can result in a websites performance being affected in terms of slow site speed and page load, incompatibility issues, and the websites conversion rate being affected with the result of a high bounce rate (visitors leaving your site with no engagement). Whether you decide to manage the maintenance of your own site or invest in a website maintenance plan, either way it’s an essential part of running a website that’s successful, safe and secure.

Website Security

The security of your website is one of the most vital aspects a company must consider. This is especially important you’re website stores customer details or processes transactions and payments. It goes without saying the damage and risk of identity theft or fraudulent transactions not just you as a company face when your website is hacked, but also your customers. Ensuring your website or online store is safe and secure at all times is essential.

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Monthly Website Maintenance Plans

We provide all-in-one website security and maintenance plans available as an add-on service to services you already have or as a completely stand-alone plan to give you peace of mind across both levels. We take care of all website updates, maintenance and security ensuring your site, platform, extensions and plugins are kept up to date, and running smoothly. We also introduce additional safety measures and make changes where appropriate, making sure your site is as safe and secure as possible at all times.

Website maintenance and security plans are available on a monthly contract, tailored to the needs and goals of your website, company and customers.

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