Prevent slowdowns and functional problems
Intelligent Software Maintenance
WordPress and it’s related software components (it’s theme, plugins, etc) are all in need of regular updates. The longer these items are left with out being updated, the more likely you are vulnerable to hacking. Some software updates are for closing security vulnerabilities and others are more focused on new functionality. If you immediately apply every update that is available, you can break the functionality of your site. Proper software maintenance involves knowing when to apply an update to the site, how to properly test and how to recover from problems. We have a very risk-averse approach to WordPress software updates, balancing functionality with security.
The backbone of WordPress is a database which is used to organize pages, blog posts, images, revisions to pages and posts and a whole lot of other important components to the website. Keeping that database clean and clutter free is vital to overall site performance. Think of it this way: let’s say you’re going to try to find something in a particular room of your house. If that room were packed full of stuff, wouldn’t it take a whole lot longer to find the thing you’re looking for? Like that room, if your website’s database is organized and free of extra clutter that may build up, you’ll find what you’re looking for quickly. Every time you open a page on your website, there are queries to that database to find those objects.