I’ve Got A Shiny New WordPress Website, Why Do I Need A Maintenance Agreement As Well?
There are over 66 million websites worldwide running WordPress, making it one of the most popular web platforms out there.
It’s popularity, ease of use and continual evolution make it an excellent choice for your new website, but it also makes it a target for hackers, malicious code distributors and data hackers. Because of this, it is absolutely vital that your WordPress website is regularly updated and maintained, so that you can be certain it is secure and performing at it’s best.
Now that might all sound a bit doom and gloom, but that’s where we come in! We’re here to make your life easier and keep your website in tip top condition.
So then, the techy bit, why are WordPress sites so vulnerable – surely that’s a bad thing? Well, WordPress is an open source platform, which means that anyone can study the source code to learn and to try to improve it. This is a great thing, as it means that WordPress as a platform is always at the cutting edge of web design, constantly evolving and changing for the better. However, it also means that hackers can study it as well and find ways to try to break in to websites. Now not all hackers are bad! There are far more good ones than bad and the good ones help to find security bugs so that they can be fixed. Every time a security vulnerability is reported, the core WordPress team works diligently to release an update that fixes the issue.
What all of this means is that if you aren’t running the very latest version of WordPress, then you are using software with known security vulnerabilities. Hackers can search for sites running older versions and you could become the victim of a sophisticated attack.
Keeping WordPress secure and maintained is no quick task, and requires regular monitoring and testing. You could attempt all of this yourself, but why bother! At W&C we provide a maintenance service that takes the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on running your business instead.