Zietenstr. 17 B, 26131 Oldenburg +49 (441) 9601993 info@webdesign-markward.de

{ Markward Kufleitner } web designer and web programmer

Each content management system (CMS) is continually evolving. With each new release vulnerabilities my occur that can be exploited by hackers to inject malicious code into the website.

The same can happen to foreign extensions for the used CMS. The injected malicious code usually leads to a Trojan attack to the computers of your website visitors, but the server infrastructure of the hosting company is at risk too. As a website owner you are legally responsible for the security of the software installed on the server and you can be held liable for damages.

Therefore, it is extremely important to always operate the CMS and the extensions on the basis of the latest available software version. The updates for the CMS Joomla!,  for example, are currently very easy to perform; but under certain circumstances, problems and errors can still occur during the update procedure.

So I'm offering you a kind of "service contract" for 288 € per year (that corresponds to half an hour of effort per month). The "contract" includes the ongoing updating of the CMS and its components. Only when extensive changes and adjustments are made in the CMS, and changes in the programming of the layout and the templates or themes are necessary, I will make you a special offer for the upgrade. But that usually only happens every few years.

So you can be sure that all known vulnerabilities are immediately closed and your website always stays on the cutting edge of technology.

If you run your website on Joomla! 2.5.x, 1.5.x or even Joomla! 1.0.x, it is urgently recommended to migrate to the latest Joomla! Version 3.8.x, because the old versions are no longer supplied with security updates. They are no longer supported and you run the risk that your website will be hacked and your content will be deleted. Security Updates for version 2.5.x were only delivered until the end of december 2014, so it is strongly recommended now to upgrade to Joomla! 3.8.x (eventually with modifications to the template).

A migration proceeds in three steps. First the new Joomla! files are placed in a subfolder of the web space, then the database will be transferred to the new structure and then the used template (files that are responsible for the layout of the page) has to be reprogrammed.

If you are migrating from the very old Joomla! Version 1.0.x, even an intermediate step must be introduced, first a migration to Joomla! 1.5.x and then finally to Joomla! 3.8.x.

I've gained a lot of experience completing numerous migrations and can, for a fair price, bring your site up to date. The cost of migration my vary depending on which Joomla! extensions are installed.

I can offer two base price packages:

  • Joomla! Migration from 1.0.x: as of 450 €
  • Joomla! Migration from 1.5.x: as of 300 €
  • Joomla! Upgrade from 2.5.x: as of 150 €

The extra costs depend on the extensions installed and if they have to be migrated.

Do not hesitate too long to take my service into account, because if your site is compromised, the damage is usually very large.

You can contact me via the contact form or directly via e-mail to info@webdesign-markward.de.

Especially Joomla! Updates 3.4.6 and 3.4.7 released in December 2015, which closed serious vulnerabilities in Joomla! show how important updating your Joomla! Website at time with the release of updates is. As it became known, these vulnarabilities were exploited to infect Joomla! Websites with a variant of the dangerous ransomware TeslaCrypt. see also: http://heise.de/-3052441 and http://heise.de/-3114184

The updates in Joomla! are unfortunately not yet, as with current WordPress versions already introduced, fully automated. You must login yourself in the backend to start the updates manually, the same for the updates of foreign extensions.

If you don't want to spend time and effort to find informations about the releases of security updates for your Joomla! installation, I recommend you to take my maintenance contract service in account. I care not only about the timely completion of the Joomla! Updates but i.a. for updating all foreign extensions, which are also potential entry points for malicious code, as has been shown in the past.

Take me into account!

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