There are so many considerations with a new website.  You’re probably fixated on copywriting or selecting the right images or getting a lovely looking logo.

But what about the less glamorous side of it – security?

What’s often overlooked by beginners is keeping your website up and running, and all the things that go along with that.

Having a backup plan, maintenance strategy and the ongoing work required to keep your site tip top.

Websites are a always a target for hackers and if you know someone who has built up a tonne of information on their blog or website only to have it hacked, deleted or sabotaged, then you’ll know how a business can be hurt badly by this.

If a vulnerability appears, and this does happen very regularly, then thousands of installations of that particular version are at risk and require updating or patching. We monitor this constantly for our clients.

Updates and patches are indeed regularly released by the groups who develop these systems.

But if you’re running your own site (or have someone host or look after it for you) then are you confident that your site admin is regularly updating your site with the latest releases?

So many people either don’t do it, or they don’t do it on a regular basis or don’t have an update strategy.

This puts their websites at great risk of being hacked – and yours too if your host is not taking regular updates.

Talk to us if you’d like to find out more about how and why security is important and how we can help take care of all of that for you, so you can concentrate on bringing in sales and growing your business. Contact us or find out more about our maintenance packages.

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