Your website is the starting point of any successful digital marketing strategy, and the many facets of website design and development can have a major influence on your website’s performance. This is why at RYCO Design, website maintenance and support is our agency’s expertise.
Monthly WP Maintenance & Support Services
WordPress releases an update on average of every two months. Upgrades are typically to fix bugs and a variety of security issues. Upgrades also add new features and functionality that can improve the overall design and performance of your website. The main components that need to be updated regularly are the WP core, themes, plugins and any other third-party software that powers your website so that everything continues to run smoothly.
Although it is possible to perform these updates yourself, doing it properly is quite time consuming and risky. It’s important to have updates performed regularly by a professional developer who knows what they’re doing and can monitor and tackle any issues that may arise from the upgrade. Software updates usually go smoothly, but occasionally they conflict with each other and can trigger malfunctions that can cause a poor experience for your visitors, or worse yet, bring your website down entirely. At RYCO Design, we offer the following services to ensure your website continues to perform well.
We will ensure that automatic backups to the database and core files are being performed. We will also store a copy of the website backup off-site.
To prevent security vulnerabilities, we will keep your website up-to-date with the latest released version of WordPress.
We will make the necessary updates to your website plugins and confirm the plugins are compatible with the latest version of WP.
We will keep your website theme up-to-date with the latest released version and patch any vulnerabilities in your WordPress theme.
Security Monitoring & Protection
We will monitor security threats and take proactive steps to ensure website security.
Website Care & Cleanup
Each month, we will review your website and clear/optimize the database, clear your spam and clear your website cache.
The Most Common Ways WordPress Sites Are Compromised
With WordPress being the most popular website CMS platform for business throughout the country, there is an increasing amount of hackings and malware injections that could impact your site. Here are some of the most common ways sites are compromised.
- Brute Force Attacks
- WordPress Core
- File Permissions
- Old Files
- Password Theft
Website Security Services
With WordPress being the most popular website platform, it is more prone to hacks and attacks. Because threats on WordPress are becoming more common, we implement the best security tools to help eliminate the brute force attacks and to avoid any critical issues that can occur. Here are some of the proactive security steps we take to ensure your website will remain secure.
The most common WP hacking attempts use stolen passwords. You can make that difficult by using stronger passwords that are unique for your website. Not only should you use strong and unique passwords for the admin area, but also for FTP accounts, the database and the hosting account.
Block Brute Force Attacks
We implement protection that prevents brute force attacks by locking out users after too many login failures, locking out users after using the “forgot password” form too many times and prevent WP from giving hackers information about what usernames may exist on your system.
Country Blocking is designed to stop an attack, prevent content theft or end malicious activity that originates from a geographic region. Blocking countries such as India and Russia; who are regularly creating failed logins, a large number of page not found errors and are clearly engaging in malicious activity; is an effective way to protect your website.
Web Application Firewall
A Web Application Firewall stops you from getting hacked by identifying malicious traffic, blocking attackers before they can access your website.
If we do find that your website has been compromised, we will repair, remove or revert back to a recent backup of the website to repair the hacked files.
We work with a variety of clients across NH. Contact us today to get started.
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Based in Lebanon, NH, we are an on-demand, full-service web development and digital marketing agency. We keep overhead low so we can provide agency-caliber creative work—quickly—to a variety of industries throughout the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, New England and across the country.