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Why do you need to update your website?

What causes websites to get hacked? Where do viruses on our websites come from? Why is it so easy for a hacker to get into our back office and replace our content with their own?

IT systems, programming languages and frameworks are constantly being improved and new versions are being developed. One of the reasons for this is to ensure security. If a security loophole is discovered that allows a hacker to access our resources, the author releases a corresponding security patch. This is the case, for example, with Windows updates, which so often annoy us. If we don’t keep our website up to date, we are exposed to dangers such as hacking, viruses, redirects to other sites, or adverts. This is why it is so important to update your website frequently.

Even if we have a backup, it may turn out that restoring the site won’t help because the problem will return in a few days.
Almost all CMS-based websites, such as Joomla, WordPress, or a Prestashop store and others, need regular updates.

Benefits of performing updates

Through systematic and regular updates, we not only increase the security of our website. Often, newer versions of the software contain more functionality and are better optimised. As a result, the website can load faster and the new features make it easier for us to manage the site.

Therefore, if you want to ensure that your site has the appropriate level of security, you must systematically ensure that the scripts on which your site is based are constantly updated. Never let security gaps and the lack of up-to-date scripts cause your site to crash.

If you would like someone to keep your website updated and backed up, please contact us. We offer a full comprehensive website maintenance service.