Hackers are getting more and more clever. Gaining access to a vulnerable website is just a first step. Next, they will use this website to infect unprotected computers of its visitors. Imagine the consequences when everybody finds out that your website is responsible for spreading malware. Regular website updates are the easiest way to protect yourself from that risk.
Everybody knows that before the update you have to perform a backup. Of course you can't be sure whether the backup is 100% ok until you actually try to restore it. Next you need to install all the updates one by one. After that, you have to check whether nothing got broken during the update and the website is working correctly. And finally, you'll have to fix possible display errors. Also it gets way more complicated if you do not want to perform an update on a live website.
But the updating process doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine a tool that performs a backup and automatically restores it on a remote server. Then it will install all the updates and will test the website for you, pointing out potential errors you should fix. All with just one click. And this tool has a name - it’s Perfect Dashboard.
With Perfect Dashboard, every web developer can become a professional website maintenance provider and offer management services at compelling prices. This turns one-time clients into a recurring source of income. Branded reports, that can be generated from Perfect Dashboard, shows what actions have been undertaken on a site and makes a great attachment to a monthly invoice.
But it’s not only about the money. It’s about making the Internet a safer place. It’s about how decision makers see Joomla and WordPress. Right now, their reputation is tarnished as, according to a recent research, every minute some outdated WordPress/Joomla website is being hacked. We want to change this and prove that a regularly updated Joomla or WordPress is far more secure than most custom CMS's. But we need your help. Together we can accomplish this goal and prove that a CMS we are working with is rock solid.