Keeping the website software and all components up-to-date with the latest security patches and bug fixes.
Creating regular backups of the website data and storing them in a secure location.
Using strong passwords for website logins and ensuring that they are changed regularly.
Implementing SSL encryption to secure data transmission between the website and users.
First, security threats such as hacking, malware, and data breaches can cause significant damage to a website, including data loss, financial loss, and damage to reputation. Second, regular maintenance can help to ensure that the website is functioning properly, preventing issues such as downtime, broken links, and slow loading times. Finally, website security and maintenance are often required by law, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, and failure to comply can result in legal and financial consequences.