Security

Do I need to update my site to Joomla 3.8?

IMPORTANT: Before you update your Joomla version, the template or any extensions make a backup of your site. This way if there are any issues with updating, you will be able to restore your site.

Yes,  updating your site to the latest secure version of Joomla is your first line of defense against Internet attacks.  Joomla releases several security versions each year helping you fight the battle against Internet Pirates.

Failure to update your site increases your risks of your site being attacked.

By updating regularly your site not only are you improving the security, you are able to benefit from the improvements of the Joomla software.

 

See also: What should I do before I update my Joomla version, template, and extensions?


If you need assistance in updating your site to Joomla's latest secure version please do not hesitate to contact us.  It will be our pleasure to help you keep your site as secure as possible.

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What should I do before I update my Joomla version, template, and extensions?

IMPORTANT: Before you update your Joomla version, template and extensions make a backup of your site. This way if there are any issues with updating, you will be able to restore your site.

We recommend the Akeeba Backup extension that you can install  on your website.  We also recommend Admin Tools as your firewall. Improving security is always a good idea to protect your site and reduce the risks of Internet attacks and viruses


If you need assistance in updating your site to Joomla's latest secure version please do not hesitate to contact us.  It will be our pleasure to help you keep your site as secure as possible.

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When should I back up my website?

  • Back up your site regularly, it could be daily, weekly or monthly.  It depends on your backup strategy.  Before your site crashes or get hacked, decide your frequency for backing it up.  If you have very valuable information that changes frequently, then we recommend to backup daily.  Do not count on your hosting provider for backups because even their server can crash and you lose your site & data.  Keep backups on your computer or another server.
  • Backup your site when you are about to update Joomla
  • Backup your site before updating any Joomla extension or template
  • Test your backups from time to time to make sure that your backups are restorable.  If you need to restore your site and your backup is corrupt, then you are in big trouble.

Backing up regularly your site is an important security measure to protect your site and data.  No one plans on the worst happening, and it may never happen, but if it does, at least you are prepared.

 

 

 

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