June 27, 2012
Change is an important part of life or else your life would become stale and boring. Modernization is a change towards betterment or according to Wikipedia, it is an evolutionary transition from a “pre-mordern” or traditional to modern or updated way of living. Thus, it is important to modernize (upgrade and update) yourself with the latest and same goes for your content management system, that you have been using to manage your online presence also known as website.
Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc. are popular CMSs, being used extensively due to ease and convince of functionality for everyone, be it a novice or an every day website owner. These content management systems are updated time to time, with some useful new functionality, or for a security fix, to make your work easier. Thus, next time you login to your WordPress or Joomla based site and you see a message on top of your dashboard telling you about “a new release is available,” then don’t delay! Go ahead and Update/Modernize, because it is important.
However, like every other change in life, the upgrade process in your CMS lets say wordpress, is going to affect files and folders included in main WordPress installation. This includes all core files used to run WordPress. Therefore, before updating, you should better:
- Check for the requirements needed for the update and if your web host supports those requirements, or not.
- Take a back up of your database.
- And Disable plug-ins that haven’t been updated to work with the latest version.
Now you are Ready To Update!
Incase you can want some help or you are in a fix, you can always seek support of technical team at BMC hosting – the market leaders for WordPress hosting, Joomla and other popular CMSs.
April 12, 2012
Does it ever occurred to you that you visited a shop in the middle of the day and it was closed when you were in a desperate need of something that has been commonly available in there. What did you feel like back then? Surely, it would not have been a good feeling and how about if you visited it a multiple times and you found it closed every time. Ofcourse you would never go back to such a place no matter how good their quality is or how low is their prices.
Similarly, no matter how well your website is designed or how good you rank in SERPs, it is of no use if a customer is trying to make a purchase and your website is down. You will not only lose the profit that visitor can give you but you will also lose a potential client, as he is not coming back any sooner…
Unlike typical shopping store, the best part about having a virtual store is that you can get most sales, as you are available to your customers 24/7 and so you can serve them as per their convenience. This results in long-term relation with your client. Thus, if you want to embrace good will and long-term relation with your client it is highly important that you (your website) is accessible at all time especially at peak hours of shopping.
Your choice of hosting decides how well you can serve your clients at all time. So while choosing a web hosting company checking the up-time they offer for any website is highly important. BMC Limited has been providing Web site construction, hosting and marketing. We support hosting for various CMSs including: WordPress Hosting, Joomla Hosting, Drupal Hosting, etc.