Maintaining your website and proactively looking into your security is a critical aspect in ensuring the uptime and availability of your website.
Not doing ongoing maintenance on your website and server can result in security vulnerabilities being exposed which can leave your site prone to attack by hackers, bots and malware, performance issues, conflicts between applications which can introduce functionality issues on the website, or the worst case scenario is that your website crashes and goes down.
In the vast majority of cases the above issues can be avoided by ensuring that your website is well maintained and supported, and that best practices are employed to keep your applications and infrastructure up to date.
There are a number of other recommended maintenance practices including having backups and recovery in place, if your site utilises themes and plugins ensuring that they are kept up to date and any unnecessary software is uninstalled or deleted from your website or server, ensuring that website administrator logins and passwords are complex and robust, limit logins and bruteforce attempts on your website and server.
In the instance that you have a WordPress website, ensuring that all of the above processes are in place is of utmost importance, with over 26.1% of websites globally having a WordPress content management system, your website could be an open door for hackers, bots and malware if maintenance is not a priority.
CircleBC specialise in maintaining websites regardless if it’s custom developed, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Magento. We can also advise on additional security measures including penetration testing, malware detection and removal, and website firewall.
If your website is running smoothly and you want to keep it running that way, then conducting a website security audit can go a long way to keeping everything running as it should. CircleBC can analyse your website and provide you with a report detailing how secure your website is, provide you with a checklist of what gaps we have found in your website, we can provide you with information on how to fix the issues, safeguard your website, along with a best practices guide on things that you can put in place for the future.
The audit can also extend to your web server and network, in many cases it is not only your website that is vulnerable to attack, it is your web server that might be the weakest link. If the operating system and other applications running on that server are not appropriately patched and updated, that can also cause issues and provide backdoors for hackers and bots to target.
CircleBC is a Sydney based digital agency located in Parramatta, we provide website maintenance and security services throughout Australia, including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. We also support the following locations: