We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. – Douglas Adams (Author).
Don’t worry, you can skip this part. We will do the techie stuff.
Configuring a server or software is something you must do on a regular basis to keep skilled.
It is no rocket science but see it as a mechanic working on an engine. If you know what you are doing, it is easy.
Still you need as the owner of website should know some things about the configuration of your website.
The most common symptom for a problem is a slow website. You don’t like that and visitors of your website do not like that.
Software runs on a server. Usually this server is not dedicated to run only your website. This is called shared hosting.
The only way for these hosting services to make a profit is to run multiple websites on one server. This is one side of the problem and the other one is that you don’t know who is on the same server maybe causing a lot of traffic and that could make your website slow.
Your hosting provider will probably deny that there is a problem and advice you to subscribe a more expensive service, thus less more dedicated.
The only way out is measuring the performance.
We can help you with that.
You can fix this yourself just by using a proper browser like Google Chrome to measure the performance per page.
Usually too much images are loaded or the images are too “heavy”. Heavy stands for size in bytes. It is simple to reduce images without having to consult a graphic designer.
People do not like slow websites!
Those images have then to be reloaded on your website.
We can help you with that.
This is most complex one, only for experienced programmers.
Content Management Systems (CMS, software package to build websites) like WordPress are Open Source systems.
Ideal because everyone can check the code on vulnerabilities and can contribute with all kinds of additions like plugins.
There are literally thousands
comes with huge number of freelance developers providing so called “plugins” to extend the functionality of the basic software package. Everyone who can write code can develop a plugin for WordPress because it is “open source”. The source code is available for everyone.
Open source software has a lot of benefits but the downside is that plugins are not standardised and can cause conflicts.
Using a plugin means creating a dependency. A dependency on a piece of software of someone you don’t know.
Some “out of the box” website templates / themes come with more than 10 plugins build in. That means a lot of dependencies or in simple words, a lot of finger pointing if something does not work.
We can check your plugins that cause conflicts but we can’t fix them, maybe replace them with better ones.