Aug 23, 2015 • Jessica Jones
Last week we sent email updates out to our hosting customers telling them about the new offers, benefits and upgrades that we’ve got available with our various hosting packages. If you’re not on our mailing list (and hey, you can correct that by giving us a shout) or you’ve got questions, here are the basics - and, as always, let us know if we can help you figure out what choice is best for you!
<figcaption id="caption-attachment-3538" class="wp-caption-text">Website security stressing you out? Let Slamdot worry about it for you!</figcaption></figure>
Keeping your WordPress installation up to date is an important security measure. The developers of WordPress are constantly updating the software, not only improving its functionality but fixing security issues as they’re discovered. One of the few downsides to using such a popular content management system is that there are a lot of hackers out there invested in learning tricks to break in to WordPress sites, and the folks at WordPress are always updating to make certain that they keep ahead of it.
If you allow your installation to fall behind, though, and let too much time pass between updates, your site will become more and more vulnerable to attack. If you’re not on a plan that includes WordPress management, the responsibility of making those updates falls on you. You can perform these updates yourself or we can perform the updates for you upon request, but our hourly rate will apply.
If this is something you’d rather not have on your plate, we’ve got good news: we now offer automatic upgrades to WordPress, installed plugins and themes. We will take care of this for you, making sure that your site’s WordPress installation stays up to date. Give us a call to upgrade to a hosting plan that includes this feature!
Some of our clients launch their new sites, come to one of our regular SlamCamp classes on Working with WordPress, and manage their own content updates from then on. Maybe you’re one of those people who has enough knack, interest and time to keep the site up to date on your own - but a lot of people aren’t. Many people simply don’t have time to update their site, or have little interest in learning to do so. This doesn’t mean that your site has to suffer.
If you’re on our VIP hosting plan, you’ll have one hour per month of content updates available to you. Simply email your content updates in to us and we’ll add them to your website, simple as that!
The take-home message: if the nitty gritties of updating and maintaining your website just aren’t for you, we understand, and we’re here to help. We can manage your WordPress site for you, keeping the software up to date and humming along happily, as well as making updates to keep your content fresh. Drop us a line today and let us take WordPress management off of your plate for good!