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What is a Content Management System and Why Does it Need Maintenance?
If your website was built in the last 5 years, chances are it was built on a Content Management System such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Such systems have revolutionized website development by enabling the end user to take control of his/her own website and make changes without having to call a Web Developer to laboriously edit the HTML code. There are many benefits to having your website on a Content Management System – so many so that it’s become almost unheard of to not use some sort of a CMS to power your website.
The downside to using a Content Management System, if there is one, is that they need to be updated regularly to the latest available versions. This keeps them safe and secure, as well as functioning optimally. Depending on how many plugins and extensions your website uses, upgrading your CMS can be tricky. You will need to make sure your themes and plugins are also updated.
While this is something you can absolutely handle yourself via the WordPress Admin, it’s a really good idea to have a professional Web Developer on retainer to proactively handle these updates for you. We offer an affordable full-service managed hosting option for small businesses which provides on-going website hosting, maintenance and support for Joomla, WordPress and Drupal websites for just: