Proper tools are an essential part of every website. Security, Backup, Cleanup and other tools are used to build and maintain a website. CMS only provides user level security for your site, but you need more than that. You need protection from hackers and spammers. To protect your site and e-mail accounts from spammers, we include a CAPTCHA (for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart). You have probably used this if you have purchased anything on the Internet lately. A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. For example, humans can read distorted text as the one shown below, but current computer programs can't:
There are also security options such as Certificates, Certified Domains and e-Commerce protection such as Veri-Sign®. These security options are available for a small fee. Think of this as buying insurance for your website. When people browse through your website and see the certifications you have incorporated they feel safe.
Another necessary tool is scheduled Backups. If you have ever lost data due to catastrophic failure then you understand the importance of Backup. It takes many hours to build a Website and if it is not backed up then it will again take many hours to rebuild it; and, if the original content isn't saved in documents, it is difficult to re-write all of that information, unless you have a photographic memory. We include backing up your website in some of our Maintenance Plans.
Clean-up is an important part of maintaining your website. Just like your computer gets cluttered with unused data, called "cache", your website can also get cluttered with cache from editing and saving and/or deleting content or items. We make sure your website is cleaned up on a regular basis.
Other tools include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Advertising Banners and Link, Affiliations and more. Though our primary focus is using the tools listed above, we can include any of these items for additional fees.