Website Maintenance and Security Services
Have you purchased a website on eBay or from someone that you need customized, but you don't know HTML or how to maintain a website? Do you have a website or a server that you are concerned about security? We've worked with a number of clients to help them keep their new sites updated and their servers from being compromised by hackers.
There are thousands of new web pages hitting the Internet daily and the task of putting those up is a major undertaking. Many individuals and businesses decide to put a website up but don't have any idea of how to go about that or how to keep things current. Once you have a site online, what do you do next? We can help you keep your site updated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, whatever works best for you and your site.
Server Maintenance and Server Security:
If you've leased a Linux server, but either don't have time to keep it running smoothly, we can help you. There are numerous 'modules' and applications on a server that are constantly being updated by their developers, these updates add functionality and close security holes, so it's critical that your server be running the latest versions. Keeping track of these updates is a challenge and a process that has to be worked with on a daily basis. Security is even a larger problem with servers, there are thousands of 'hackers' just looking for an insecure server to mess around with. These individuals are looking to compromise your server for fun and profit. They'll find a server to direct SPAM e-mails through and can send out hundreds of thousands of e-mails before you notice it through your logs (if you are checking your logs on a regular basis). Once you 'close the door' on them, they move on to their next 'victim' and start over. There are also individuals that employ software that will scan your server for any one of hundreds of known security holes, once they find one, they can bring your server down in an instant, causing you countless grief, time and ultimately money. If you can plug those holes before they get to you, they'll just move on to find another server to work with.
Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans:
Let's face it, hard drives and servers fail, if your server crashed today, what would you do? Do you have a plan to back up your data on a regular basis? If you have mission critical data on your server, how often is it backed up? Do you need your data mirrored so that it can be brought online instantly if a hard drive goes down? We've been through server crashes with clients that didn't have backups (as we are sure you have too...) and it's not a fun process to try to reconstruct data and sites that aren't completely backed up. Have a plan and work that plan on a regular basis. If you've got a busy site, that back up plan might mean completely mirrored drives, if your site isn't very busy you might be able to back up your drive on a daily basis.