As the world evolves and technology abounds, more and more human beings are using their tech skills to damage websites. OurWebmaster acknowledges this trend and seeks to stay "ahead of the curve" to keep client websites protected. CMS (Content Management Systems) such as WordPress and Joomla and their modules and plugins are especially at risk and popular for hackers to attempt to damage. As a result of these efforts, the CMS developers are constantly evolving and pushing out updates to protect against known threats.
To protect your website - all system, theme, module and plugin files should be updated as soon as updates and upgrades become available.
OurWebmaster has been providing this update service for it's website clients in a "behind the scenes" effort to keep websites safe. This activity has been provided at no charge to our clients but unfortunately, as the efforts become more concerted, OurWebmaster is spending more time to keep your website up-to-date.
Effective January 1, 2019 OurWebmaster is offering a website security management program which will continue to keep all of your systems, themes, modules and plugins up-to-date in an effort to keep your site secure.
OurWebmaster will also address minor issues which develop in your website as a result of any updates or upgrades.
The cost for the CMS Security / Update Management service is $15.00 per month.
Failure to keep your website up-to-date leads to vulnerabilities which may allow your site to be compromised. To repair a compromised website is not inexpensive. OurWebmaster efforts to repair a hacked website are charged on a per hour basis and can become quite spendy.
***Note: Keeping your website up-to-date is a common sense approach to site security however it is not foolproof. Your files may still be compromised however it is far less likely to happen. As with home security, keeping your doors and windows locked will make you less vulnerable to theft but not immune to theft.