Is your website configured properly? Performance and security go hand-in-hand with a well-configured website. We help our clients configure their websites for performance, SEO, security, and to make sure the website is working properly! If you would like some help with your website, just contact our team today!
Types of Configuration
Working with websites, databases, hosting, domains, social media platforms and other software means we can offer valuable insights into the configuration of your systems. With configuration, the micro matters – one incorrect setting could result in a chain effect. In terms of the types of configurations that are necessary, here is a handy rule of thumb – if it’s digital, it needs to be configured! No matter how simplified any system is (for example, Facebook) there is a depth of configuration options available that make a difference to how things work, appear, and interact. Common types of configuration we help our clients with include:
- Domain Names
- Email Setup
- Device Setup
- SEO Configuration
- Content Configuration
- Social Media
A Little Configuration
Working with more complex systems may require more configuration and its here that experience plays a big part. A ‘little configuration’ can be a dangerous thing. As mentioned wisely by Pope, “A little learning is a dang’rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring” – it’s possible, in fact likely to make something work – but what is it not doing? What else is it doing? Configuration should be done thoroughly and properly by an experienced team.
Website Configuration – Implications
The consequences of incorrect configuration range from the benign to the severe. Minor types of misconfiguration may slow performance slightly, or restrict the website’s presence in search engines. Severe misconfiguration may result in a loss of functionality or create vulnerabilities that leave you open to exploitation. Having a website is great for your business, but not so much if the website is exposing you to unnecessary risks.
Types of misconfiguration
Misconfiguration ranges from the broad to the specific. On a broader level, using the wrong website platform for the type of functionality your business requires may have a detrimental effect. This isn’t so much a misconfiguration as a poor selection. If the purpose of the website is purely to sell products, then it’s better to work with a purpose-built platform than try to reconfigure another.
Furthermore, misconfiguration is relative to purpose. If you have particular SEO objective, then the way your web-pages are designed and compiled is very important. Failing to meet basic requirements is akin to misconfiguration. That aside, there are a variety of non-purpose misconfiguration possibilities ranging from the server setup, code version, CMS version, critical files (.htaccess), the inclusion / exclusion of files, that can be widely detrimental to your business.
We can improve it for you. From server configuration to SEO, we work with our clients to make sure their websites are always humming. Whether you’re in pursuit of more speed, functionality, SEO, or any other improvements, we can help you get your website working well.