WordPress is a software and platform used to build websites. Extensions/plugins are applications installed into WordPress software to assist with functions such as email subscriptions, code optimization, and more. All the software and applications come to life when operated by a physical server that also utilizes programs.
Companies who engineer software and applications, consistently provide updates called “versions”. The primary function of new versions are to enhance the security, performance, provide new features, as well as to effectively function well with other software that are installed.
If versions of software and applications are not updated, vulnerabilities to security arise such as phishing, malware, and hacking. Functions of website may also not work properly or the whole website may not work at all. Updating versions is of extreme importance.
This service allows us to maintain the software and applications in websites and servers. It allows us to check for big update versions to ensure they are compatible with each other. We do this by reading technical logs from each software/application company, and then test that it functions in a “staging” environment of your server that mimics your website to resolve any issues before publishing on your live website.
This service also allows us to backup your website (if the server you have allows backups) and create file names that we can recognize if we ever need to restore a website to a previous version. In example, if a website becomes corrupted by attackers, we may be able to utilize a backup to restore the website.