Security and website maintenance
When thinking of creating a new website, most people think of two things: what the website looks like and how much money it will cost to build it. However, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes, so let’s take a look at that.
Making sure hackers can't access your website, and how to get it back when they do!
If you think you can secure a website and it will never get hacked, think again. Modern websites are a mix of software that allow different functions that can create a multitude of fancy effects. All of this software requires updates to fix errors that are discovered, and add new functionalities that can optimise the website. Sometimes, these inevitable errors can allow hackers to take over a website.
There are a few tools that can make a website harder for a hacker to access; a strong password, two factor authentication, a secure socket layer (encryption to and from the server), and always having multiple backups on hand. It is also vital to make sure security updates are done as needed so you don't leave the website open to attack. All of these tools, and regular website maintenance, will keep your website safe.
Maintenance is not only about security, it's also about relevance & proffessionalism
As mentioned maintenance is important from a security perspective. But it's also important from a business perspective. I personally get upset when I see a business hasn't updated their content for months and are still offering christmas gifts in march. Or they have changed address but it's not reflected on the website. Or worst of all they just use a Facebook page, thinking they are saving money when they are really just making it for someone else. When Apple launches a new product people flock to the website, just saying!Facebook is not a substitute for a website