Drupal is one of the most popular online content management systems. According to Built With, Drupal is used as the main content publishing platform on more than 6% of the top 10,000 visited websites. In total, there are more than 800,000 websites using the Drupal platform. Drupal is a more complicated content management system than its competitors like WordPress and Joomla, but it is more robust and powerful. However, this leaves many small businesses with a lot of questions when they require support for their Drupal website. It can be difficult to navigate the administrative sections with confidence, and without knowing your way around Drupal properly maintaining your website can be difficult. There are many reasons why your business should consider using a Drupal support provider to maintain your website and keep your information safe.
A Drupal support plan will ensure that your website is consistently backed up so that if you suffer a sudden shutdown or potential data loss the website and all of its systems can quickly be restored on a new server. 60% of all companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of losing it. Having consistent, reliable backups will not only provide you with peace of mind, but will make restoring the website and other data faster and simpler should a data disaster happen. Creating regular backups is the simplest step that a business can take to protect themselves, but far too many businesses fail to do so (and even more don't even bother to test their restoration process).
Risk Management and Security Analysis
We can analyze your website's security and help you implement preventative measures. Having a website hacked can be a huge deal and almost always results in data theft and data loss, potentially opening up a company to legal action. Preparing for these risks will greatly reduce the chances of them happening as most hackers will choose an easy target over a prepared one.
As your business grows, your website and needs will grow as well. If you have to move to a new server because of higher bandwidth requirements, new technologies or lower rates, we will help you to migrate your website and complete Drupal installation, along with other databases as required. Migrating a website to a new server can be a scary and stressful time, but should always be handled by professionals.
Maintain High Performance
As you add new features and extensions to your website and systems, performance will suffer. We will identify what is causing performance issues and resolve them or recommend some steps that could be taken to lessen their effect on your customers or employees. High performance is very critical. According to KissMetrics, 25% of your visitors will abandon their online cart checkout process if a page takes more than 4 seconds to load.
Save Time and Money
Hiring an IT support team can be expensive and time-consuming. Companies that have no experience hiring for technology related openings are unlikely to reliably find the best talent that applies for their position. Drupal systems are an incredibly specialized field within IT and it is important that your team have a lot of experience within Drupal. By outsourcing your Drupal support, you'll save a great deal of time that would otherwise go toward providing training and finding talent, and possibly save money on employee salaries and training costs.
If you would like help protecting and maintaining your Drupal website, please contact us today to schedule your consultation. We'll help you identify potential problems with your Drupal website and offer some steps that you can take to protect your business.