How to Create a Website Step 21 Maintaining your Website
In order to create a website maintenance plan you must document the applications in your website that will need scheduled updating. As an example WordPress and Joomla are always improving their products and make new versions available for download. This process has been improved in more recent releases to allow you to update directly from the application itself. Domain-Cheap.com has also included one click install and maintenance tools to assist with its cheap web hosting applications.
It is of critical importance to keep you applications running with the most recent version. The reason for this is because no process is perfect. Programmers work long hours to strive for perfection, but everyone makes mistakes. Its these mistakes that can reveal themselves over time. Hackers are constantly searching every combination of hacker tricks to find a vulnerability in web applications. If you allow an older version to stay on your cheap web hosting for too long, you are gambling that your applications won’t have an old vulnerability or that the hackers just haven’t yet applied a known vulnerability to your particular website application.
Like anything else, once the damage has occurred there is nothing that can be done other then assess the damage done. This is why it is critical to make sure when ordering your cheap web hosting that you enable all products that protect your website from the beginning. In addition you should take advantage or create a website backup system, but remember to create a website backup system on a different cheap web hosting. This is because if they already hacked your website, they will just damage the backup files while they are in there. So keep all applications current and take advantage of all protection.
Once you create a website applications list, update and note the current version with today’s date on all. Now we will create a website maintenance schedule from this list. Think of any and all system checks you would like to check on a schedule. These can vary from daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. An example is making sure your cheap web hosting has an current credit card. Check that your cheap domain names are set to renew with a current credit card. It is actually cheap domain names that people seem to get into the most trouble with, because they are cheap and renew yearly. People think ah they aren’t expensive and if I lost it Ill just re-register the cheap domain name. The cheap domain is actually the most pivotal element when you create a website. All your reputation on the internet is attached to this exact spelling and extension of cheap domain. If you lose the cheap domain there are low and underhanded people on the internet that will grab the cheap domain and sell it back to you at a premium domain name price.
Unless you have a trademark on the domain you have no choice, but deal with these types of people. Even with a trademark you must still move through a legal process to regain control of your cheap domain and trademark. This in many cases involves lots of legal fees.
These people center their whole business around your one mistake and they make millions. Here at Domain-Cheap.com we know there is a low life element on the internet and we have developed packages and business advice that will protect our customers. We always advise our customers, if you have a minimum goal of being in business for a standard 5 year business plan then register your cheap domain for that period minimum, but a 10 year cheap domain registration is highly recommended. We have set our pricing at the industry cheapest domain rates for a reason. We would like to afford our customers the greatest flexibility to protect and provide for themselves.
Once you have set the to-do’s in your list and set the regular scheduled dates and times for each maintenance item then you are ready to either save the file or print the file to create a website maintenance schedule.
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