Nowadays a small business' website is much more than just some pages of text embedded with images, as it would certainly have been over a decade ago. Almost every website today, no matter how small, is a sophisticated software application with a database at its core that provides rich content to the user and can be manipulated by the administrator via a content management system (CMS). Add to this a wide-range of third-party apps and plug-ins to give your site additional features such as feedback forms, photo libraries, e-commerce shops and we have a system of components, like your own car, that something that you heavily rely on working properly and which requires essential, regular maintenance. Modern SME websites are predominantly based on ‘open-source’ CMS suites such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. These provide incredible levels of website technology for no cost because they are free to download and have been developed by a community of programmers over years. The CMS ...

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