Server maintenance comes with the territory when you do what we do. As part of a recent exercise to ensure we are secure and running as efficiently as possible we had to do some updates to our servers, and we wanted to share with you why we do these things.
First and foremost we want to make sure that our systems and the websites that we host are secure. From time to time you may see things floating around the web about zero-day exploits, and other vulnerabilities that make sites susceptible to hacking. Part of the maintenance that we do is to fix these weaknesses and vulnerabilities so that they cannot be exploited to harm our servers or our customer’s website, or even our customer’s customers.
Like most anything electronic, the parts that make up a server inevitably break. When this happens it can cause a server to go down. So when hardware fails it is pertinent to replace it as soon as possible to keeps things up and running.
Much like your computer at home, our servers rely on software to do many of the things that they do. Also just like in your home computer, from time to time, these softwares get updates to make them run more efficiently or patch bugs that make them fail. Part of the maintenance that we do is keeping these software packages up-to-date so that we can keep running at peak performance.
Regardless of what type of maintenance we are doing, we always have our customer’s business in mind. On occasion the maintenance that we do may require some sort of downtime for your website. When this is the case, we will do our best to notify you ahead of time. We will also try to schedule these downtimes at a convenient time, so as to impact your business as little as possible. If you ever experience any issues with your site, or have questions about the type of maintenance that we are doing, please feel free to reach out to us.
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