Ofion https://www.ofion.com.mt SIP | IT | ICT | DIGITAL MARKETING | PRINTING Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:49:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.ofion.com.mt/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-FINAL-512x512-1-32x32.png Ofion https://www.ofion.com.mt 32 32 WordPress Website Maintenance Service and Why do you need it? https://www.ofion.com.mt/wordpress-website-maintenance-service-and-why-do-you-need-it/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:20:52 +0000 https://www.ofion.com.mt/?p=209345 WordPress releases new updates periodically, and they recommend using it for having better user experience and for patching and securing WordPress websites. Maintaining your website is not a single-step process that you need to do once.

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Why do you need wordpress website maintenance?

Updating the WordPress CMS is a continuous task, and as a part of our WordPress Website Maintenance service, always after updating, we make sure that your plugins, custom code and site add-ons are compatible with the newest WordPress before releasing it.

WHY DO YOU NEED WORDPRESS WEBSITE MAINTENANCE SERVICE?

Most of the functionality on WordPress get achieved through various WordPress plugins, and the WordPress engine slows down when plugins are outdated or when themes are outdated or not compatible with the latest WordPress version. Not only that, these create many loopholes for hackers to get into the system, and they can redirect your traffic to their websites and steal your or your client’s data. Below we will explain what is the wordpress maintenance service and why you will benefit from wordpress website maintenance services.

WordPress Website Maintenance Services

If we go 2 decades back, websites were as simple as a presentation, make them and forget about them. Back in days, websites were usually built with Flash, HTML and CSS , web developer was usually taking care of updates and content which was not a constant thing since the content was not changing and growing not even close as fast as today; at that time, even though the CMS systems existed, people were not interested nor knowledgable enough to change and update content themselves. In the very beginning, WordPress was not launched as a CMS; initially, it was a blogging platform, so there was no need for WordPress maintenance and similar tasks to worry about. Plugins were scarce, as were the malicious attacks on the sites. But look at the WordPress now after 15 and more years out in the open on wild internet, when a whole bunch of stuff gets posted on WordPress sites, and the internet is available everywhere, how easy it became to input the content on wordpress websites.

However, even though it is now easy for an average user to log in and update their content, the websites have become a complicated machine at the backend. If you use them well, you can take your business to new heights by getting new leads and new customers every day. But one mistake and your sites are down with one of those dreaded codes, 400, 403, 408, 500, 502, 503 or others (see image), and you are all over Google to find the right way to fix it instead of communicating with your clients and finish that long-overdue project. These issues get us back to what we said earlier, and that the websites created today are complex to manage. Less work is required to build and set-up website, but more work is required to maintain the websites, and as of lately significant percentage of the websites on the internet use WordPress CMS which fall in this category.

Developers team at Ofion provides our clients with WordPress sites development especially having in mind future WordPress websites maintenance and backup. Simple, if you want your website to be secured, with WordPress updated, with plugins updated and regularly backed up, we recommend you get your site developed by our team or hire us to do WordPress website maintenance services for you. Why should you choose our Service? Here are a few reasons why this service is important.

When you run an online business or a small company, every single client is important and counts. For all the reasons we have already explained, engaging Ofion to assist you with WordPress website maintenance will be a good ROI for your company and you will gain more time to concentrate on your core business.

Why Do You Need WordPress Maintenance Service?

Most of the functionality on WordPress get achieved through various WordPress plugins, and the WordPress engine slows down when plugins are outdated or when themes are outdated or not compatible with the latest WordPress version. Not only that, these create many loopholes for hackers to get into the system, and they can redirect your traffic to their websites and steal your or your client’s data.
As a business owner, losing customers is the worst nightmare; many of the big online businesses are tumbled down because of simple negligence of maintaining their website. Not to mention downtime in the internet era, especially if you run a service or an e-commerce site. Yes, it is easy to install a bunch of plugins and do the updates with one click, but some of the plugins carry a backdoor and unclean code, and sometimes a simple update can break your site. We hope that now you realise why would you need the WordPress maintenance service.

What is WordPress Maintenance Service?

As discussed above that the WordPress engine gets slow by time is themes and plugins are outdated, code files get stuffed with rubbish code that can cause multiple troubles to your website. Below are the main steps we take when we are maintaining and securing WordPress websites.

WordPress CMS Core Update
Security Updates And Database Cleaning
Uptime Monitoring – Secure Hosting
Timed and Scheduled Website Backup
Revision And Spam Cleaning

WordPress CMS Core Update

WordPress releases new updates periodically, and they recommend using it for having better user experience and for patching and securing WordPress websites. Maintaining your website is not a single-step process that you need to do once. Updating the WordPress CMS is a continuous task, and always after updating, we make sure that your plugins, custom code and site add-ons are compatible with the newest WordPress version as another job. Our work is to go through all of the add-ons and plugins to update them properly and make sure that plugins don’t clash with your theme or other plugins so that everything goes well and that your site has no functionality or design issues.

Security And Database Cleaning

Being online on the internet, you never know when you’re under attack, you as a busy business owner cannot do all the stuff of monitoring and securing your website yourself. You can choose Ofion WordPress website maintenance services to be your assistant at this to help you because this is going to protect your site from hackers as well as stops viruses from stealing your website’s sensitive information.

Uptime Monitoring

The continuous monitoring of your website’s server performance is called uptime monitoring. When paying a good amount of money for your server, you must check it out if it’s a reliable one. You can have Ofion web hosting services, but if you already have a 3rd party, it’s not a problem, we are going to revise services you currently have and advise you on the steps needed. The main drawback of servers sometimes is, they get slowed when your website gets massive traffic, and there is no time defined when your website is stable again. If you don’t know there is an issue you cannot react and solve it. Hence we offer uptime monitoring services, to give you report on your site downtimes and if problems, the soon you can address the issue the soon your clients are going to be back on your site.

Timely Scheduled Website Backup

Backups are crucial when your system is going under many changes, and backup is a clone of your website that you can restore any time you want in case your latest changes backfire, its one of the best ways of securing WordPress websites. We do a scheduled backup of everything related to your website and also save them encrypted in the cloud or at other storages than your central website server.
In that case, if anytime your website goes down or the data is lost, you can use the saved data to prevent your website from getting down. For example, you accidentally lost data of one previous week; you can recover your website for that specific data as well.

Revision And Spam Cleaning

Spam and especially the spam comments leave worst experience on your website for the readers. Nowadays, when everything is getting new ways to be done, spamming is done through automated bots that leave irrelevant comments and links on your pages and websites are always open to spam in the online world.
On the other hand, revisions are the files that WordPress saves when you make changes in your existing posts. Everyone does updates to previous posts to make them up to date for readers, when you make changes then new version, as well as the old version without new changes, are saved in the revision files.

We Are There For You

As you can see many things need to be done for proper WordPress website maintenance, as a busy business owner it’s crucial you get a dedicated team or Service to take care of all of that for you. Our company can assist you in this case.
While doing WordPress website maintenance, we carefully go through everything for your peace of mind so that you can focus on other core aspects of your business. We keep the website or websites running all the time by supporting it by securing WordPress websites and fix any issues quickly within the agreed time whenever you might need it, whatever the issue it might be.

Ofion Web Services

Some of the other services we offer in combination with WordPress Website Maintenance service

Domain Name Registration

Ofion is one stop shop for your domain needs. Register your domain may it be .com, .net or local such as .com.mt or .mt. Amazing deals on Domains Registration, Hosting, SSLs & more to inspire your Business or your new website. Trusted Domain, Hosting and SSL provider. Quick installation of SSL.

Web hosting services

Website and DNS hosting services worthy of your trust. Control and manage all aspects of your DNS and website information directly from a central control panel. Contact us for quick installation.

Web Development

A business website, personal website or portfolio is your 24-hour online presence in the world. Your website must properly represent your brand or image, provide the information your clients seek and encourage them to contact you or make a purchase. We are here to offer you the right solution. Get your website!

Let’s Get Started

Get peace of mind, hire us to do WordPress Website Maintenance for you.

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HTTP vs HTTPS and why your website needs SSL? https://www.ofion.com.mt/http-vs-https-and-why-your-website-needs-ssl-certificate/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:05:13 +0000 https://www.ofion.com.mt/?p=208025 When you run an online business or a small company, every single client is important and counts. For all the reasons we have already explained, installing a SSL certificate will ensure that your customers know you care about their safety.

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HTTP VS HTTPS &

Why your site needs SSL Certificate?

If your site is without an SSL certificate, you should definitely contact us to provide hosting service which supports TLSv1.3 and install an SSL certificate for you. We provide you with one of the best SSL services there is, and all our SSL certificates are up to 256-bit encryption strength and with the powerful 2048-bit signature key.

HTTP VS HTTPS & WHY YOUR SITE NEEDS SSL CERTIFICATE?

Security is always the key to a business’s success. Therefore, you or your business needs to have a secure connection with web sites. That’s where SSL comes in.
Have you ever wondered how various websites get hacked? Or maybe sometimes the credit card information or identity is stolen?; This is due to the vulnerability of your site or the site you visit. So let’s talk about what SSL exactly is.

The main thing is “Secured” in SSL. Therefore, SSL is all about securing and keeping the data private. Moreover, a socket is two-way communication between some programs all over the internet. In today’s world, it’s pretty much mandatory to have “Contact Us” page on your websites. Therefore, ask yourself if it is safe to send personal information on the web site without any certificate.
SSL protects the website’s data from getting stolen, hacked and scammed. But what exactly is SSL and how does it work?

WHAT IS SSL?

The term ‘SSL’ stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a standard for secure internet connection and guarding your personal and delicate data that revolves around the two systems. These two systems can be a Client-Server system.
Let’s take an example that you’re buying something from an Online Shop, and your information goes from your system to the server. Therefore, hackers can track or even hack your data. However, SSL makes your private information secured using complex algorithms that encrypts your data so that no one can have access to it.
By doing this, SSL is a secure system that prevents hackers from stealing all your private information.

When you run an online business or a small company, every single client is important and counts. For all the reasons we have already explained, installing a Secure Sockets Layer certificate will ensure that your customers know you care about their safety.
The cost of an SSL certificate is a small investment comparing to what business you might lose.

Developers team at Ofion provides our users with SSL service. Simple, if you want all your data on the website to be secured, we recommend you buy SSL services through us. Why should you choose our Service? Here are a few reasons why your website needs SSL.

BENEFITS OF SSL

If your website is secure and has an SSL Certificate, then Google will definitely rank your website and give it a boost in terms of ranking. Google checks many factors for your website to be listed. One of them is an SSL Certificate. Therefore, this is one of the main benefits of an SSL certificate. Google already claimed that the most natural thing that a company can do to boost their website’s ranking is to use an SSL certificate. Therefore SSL plays a vital role in having your website ranked for SEO purposes.

EARNING USER’S TRUST

Whenever a user visits your website, if it has an SSL certificate, he/she can easily trust your website. They can enter their data and information without having to worry about their data getting exploited. Therefore, SSL gives your site a boost in User’s trust too. As we all know this very well, Company-User bond is based on faith, either there is trust or not. To fulfil that trust, you have to gain something which is evidence of that trust. A big part of that trust is a simple “SSL Certificate.”

GOOGLE’S MAKING SSL MANDATORY

From 2018 and onward, Google decided to make SSL mandatory for safer web experience. Websites that do not use SSL will eventually get flagged by the search engine itself. Therefore, if your website does not have an SSL certificate, then you should definitely buy it. If a website doesn’t have SSL security, ranking on google (if any) will be much lower. In fact, not only Google but even the web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc., will show a ‘Not Secured’ message to whoever visiting the site. It’s a terrible impression that your unsecured site will leave on that user. There is even this possibility that these non-secured websites might be blocked permanently shortly.
Either you have a simple blog or a professional website; it’s recommended to have an SSL/TLS certificate for that website. Though, in a nutshell, it is more accurate to refer to it as certificates to use with SSL or TLS cause SSL/TLS is actually a protocol which is determined by configuration in your server. Nevertheless, there is a chance that you might lose a large number of followers due to the small ‘Site Not Secured’ message.

Not to mention that if you wish to be GDPR compliant, you need to have a secure website by SSL certificate in order to encrypt clients data when collecting any information sent by the clients, nevermind that it might be only a name and an email address. As you well know, GDPR non-compliance could penalise your businesses with hefty fines. Ofion can provide you with one of the best SSL services there is now, with TLSv1.3 and 256-bit encryption, and we can also assist you with assessing your website GDPR compliance and overall security of your website.

 

HTTP vs HTTPS, SSL vs TLS and why so many confusing acronyms

The central concept of HTTP and HTTPS is the same. To get deep into this topic, we need to know what HTTP is first. The term ‘HTTP’ stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It’s a syntax for sending information (read your or user data) all over the internet. Almost all information that is sent over the internet is with the use of HTTP. It’s a transfer protocol for transmitting data.

So what’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

The letter ‘S’ in HTTPS stands for Secured. Therefore, HTTPS is HTTP but secured. The main difference is that HTTPS uses TLS (basically that is an updated version of SSL, somewhere referred to as SSLv4). So it’s even more secure than SSL. Moreover, for any website/server security measures, HTTPS is definitely better. TLS uses a technology called public-key encryption where we have two keys, a public and a private key, and where the public key is shared with all client devices via the server’s SSL certificate. When a site visitor opens a connection with a server (visit your website), the two devices (server and user computer) use the public and private key to agree on new keys, which are in turn called session keys, to encrypt further communications between itself.
All HTTP requests and responses are then encrypted with these session key so that anyone who intercepts communications can only see a random string of characters, not the plaintext.

And what about SSL vs TLS?

The difference is not just in a name, TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). As for SSL, it is in public use since 1995 (SSLv2), since v1 was never released to the public, and over the years there was a number of versions which improved security over the previous version and introduced new features, TLS1.0 is just another name for the SSLv4, and SSLv2 & SSLv3 have been depreciated already by 2015. For these reasons, only TLS protocols should be enabled on the servers. Current TLS version in use is 1.2, but with 1.3 being approved last year and subsequently published, this will be new accepted SSL standard, the major browsers already have added support for it and all the SSL Certificates we supply our clients with are TLSv1.3.

Conclusion

So now to answer the question “Do I need an SSL Certificate for my Website”? The answer is ‘Absolutely’. For safety measures, it’s a must for most website.
As a company, we should respect the consumer’s privacy. Therefore, SSL certificate is the evidence that you don’t let your customers trust down by any means.
If your site is without an SSL certificate, you should definitely contact us to provide hosting service which supports TLSv1.3 and install an SSL certificate for you. We provide you with one of the best SSL services there is, and all our SSL certificates are up to 256-bit encryption strength and with the powerful 2048-bit signature key.

Ofion Web Services

Some of the services we offer in combination with SSL certificate

Domain Name Registration

Ofion is one stop shop for your domain needs. Register your domain may it be .com, .net or local such as .com.mt or .mt. Amazing deals on Domains Registration, Hosting, SSLs & more to inspire your Business or your new website. Trusted Domain, Hosting and SSL provider. Quick installation of SSL.

Web hosting services

Website and DNS hosting services worthy of your trust. Control and manage all aspects of your DNS and website information directly from a central control panel. Contact us for quick installation.

Web Development

A business website, personal website or portfolio is your 24-hour online presence in the world. Your website must properly represent your brand or image, provide the information your clients seek and encourage them to contact you or make a purchase. We are here to offer you the right solution. Get your website!

Let’s Get Started

Ready To Make a Change on your site? Let us Install SSL for you!

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