Like any valuable commodity your business owns, such as vehicles or machinery, it is important that you give your website the maintenance that it requires.  Most of our sites are built on Joomla!, a content management system which is well known for having great security; but like any online system, the older it becomes the more vulnerable it can be.

The developers of Joomla! work continually to update the software, closing any security holes that arise and keeping the system secure.

Our developer Jaz Parkyn, who volunteers as part of the Joomla! Extensions Directory Team, has this advice: "The latest version of Joomla! is 3.5.1. and if you are not on the latest version, then there is a possibility that your site is vulnerable. The process of updating is not always complicated, certainly for quite simple sites that don't have complex functionality on them.  But even for a large and complicated site, the time investment for updating is always less than the time you will spend fixing a hacked site, so it is worth keeping yourself up to date."

If you have any concerns about the security of your website, or would like to find out how we can assist you with staying up to date, just call us on 01208 895 370.