Creating a website is just the very first thing that happens with it. For it to be an effective asset for your business, you'll need to keep it up to date, maintained, and in good shape over the long haul.
Imagine you're a store owner. How much time would you put into creating the store, painting the walls, creating the sign up front, compared to daily merchandising, cleaning the floors, making sure your security measures are working effectively over the long haul?
Just like a store, your website is a property that needs ongoing maintenance, attention to security, regular upkeep. And this is the backbone of Freelock's service offerings -- we keep your site current, secure, and always ready to handle customer traffic.
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ACHS originally partnered with Freelock in August of 2011 to perform some easy wins on their site. We started with a Freelock Site Assessment and code review of their Drupal 6 website. After that, we brought the site modules up to current versions, fixed navigation for better user experience, merged blogs to their site, and cleaned up the media management admin experience.
In June of 2015, our colleague recommended our Drupal maintenance services to the National Center for Science Education. Our colleague was looking forward to large project and just didn't have the bandwidth to maintain their website. But, since we have our maintenance processes streamlined and love taking on new clients, this was a no brainer!
Snoqualmie Tribe contacted us in December of 2014 in desperate need to secure their website. It turns out, they were susceptible to the Drupalgeddon attack and needed the Drupal 7.34 core security update. We were able to apply that core security update and identify any other areas that were at risk. In addition, we provided other site fixes, as they needed.
Since the partnership began, Snoqualmie Tribe has opted into our Standard Drupal Maintenance plan, with a budget for additional site work.
In December of 2013, we were contacted by Lease Crutcher Lewis to take over their hosting. Their site is a great contender for Drupal 8! They were also interested in our Drupal maintenance plan and our Drupal Site Assessment. After we completed the site assessment, we identified many areas that could be easily cleaned up, such as duplicate content types, convoluted ways of adding content to different categories on the site, and non-standard Drupal techniques that were hard-coded in the theme.
DanceSafe is a non-profit, harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community. Local chapters consist of young people from within the dance culture itself who have a sincere interest in bettering their communities and educating themselves and their peers. Dancesafe trains volunteers to be health educators and drug abuse prevention counselors within their own communities, utilizing the principles and methods of harm reduction and popular education. They also provide adulterant screening and pill testing services for ecstasy users.
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The news was supposed to come out Tuesday, but it leaked early. Last week we learned about three variations of a new class of attacks on modern computing, before many vendors could release a patch -- and we come to find out that the root cause may be entirely unpatchable, and can only be fixed by buying new computers.
Today Microsoft released a patch -- which they had to quickly pull when they discovered that it crashed computers with AMD chips.
Essentially Spectre and Meltdown demonstrate a new way of attacking your smartphone, your laptop, your company's web server, your desktop, maybe even your tv and refrigerator.
This all sounds dreadfully scary. And it is... but don't panic! Instead, read on to learn how this might affect you, your website, and what you can do to prevent bad things from getting worse.
Drupal security updates generally come out on Wednesdays, to try to streamline everybody's time. WordPress security notices come out... well, whenever whichever feed you subscribe to bothers to announce something.
The only thing the homeowner may notice is a slight slowdown in their Internet connection. But meanwhile, their cable modem or webcam was out bringing down the Internet. This was just one of the scenarios described by David Hobbs at the MIT Enterprise Forum.
Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a major outage in their US-East datacenter, in Virgina. It made all sorts of national news, largely because it affected some major online services.
WordPress versus Drupal. Republican versus Democrat. Two debates where the differences seem so broad, people can't even seem to agree upon fundamental facts. Why? Why is it so hard to find an objective, clear comparison of WordPress and Drupal? I've had several people ask this.
11 Questions Businesses need to ask themselves when choosing a Drupal host: The Comprehensive Freelock Hosting Guide
When choosing any service provider, a crucial question is, "What happens if something goes wrong?" When you're choosing a hosting provider, we like to dig a bit deeper, and ask what risks are likely to be an issue for you?
Here are some of our questions:
Yesterday the Drupal security team gave a dire warning about extremely dangerous security vulnerabilities in multiple contributed modules. The fixes, and the details, would be released at 9am Pacific Time today.
We recently had a new client contact us and ask if we could move their sites over to Pantheon so they could do some in-house development work. Of course we can do that for you!
We offer maintenance plans for:
- WordPress sites
- Drupal sites
- Other PHP-based CMSs
- Linux web servers
Contact us for more information!