Website Support Services

Ongoing support is valuable, especially since many new website owners lack the skills or time to perform important tasks that need to be completed after a website is launched. Running a business can be tough. You donțt need on top of that extra headaches relate to your web presence. We may become your trusted advisor and one stop resource: we are offering free consultation time included with most of our packages for our clients to call and ask for advice. Or, alternatively, we are offering these consultations independently of these, based on a flexible rate.

WordPress and Joomla are among the most popular Content Management Systems (CMSs). They have also become popular for malicious actors, as cybercriminals target sites on these platforms for hacking and injecting malicious content. The most well-known threats to CMS sites are the result of vulnerabilities introduced by outdated core, poorly written, unmaintained plugins, themes, and extensions. For many websites, especially those based on a CMS such as WordPress or Joomla!, regular updates are a fact of life. If you own a site based on Joomla or Wordpress you need regularly check these sites for vulnerabilities, and keep them up to date. Clicking on the update button is easy, but understanding the process and being able to deal with the unpredictable is hard. You might have no clue how to update a site’s core software, such as a CMS like Joomla or WordPress, or how to test and improve the site over time. Most likely you have no idea how to stage a change before taking it live or reverse an update that sends things awry. And this is the moment when we are coming into picture: we can take off this from your shoulders and keep your sites in top shape.

Hosting your site is also an important factor of your sitețs lyfecicle. You donțt need to be a hosting expert to do it with majority of hosting providers today. But still you may factor time into your plans for investigation and resolution of issues. The scope of what you can cover with technical support (e.g., domain issues, hosting, Joomla/WordPress core, themes, plugins) will depend on what you’re comfortable with. Better call us to deal with these issues - we have the time and expertise, and, ultimately we are also offering our hosting services too.

And then there’s security — hackers love to deface websites for no other reason than because they can. Site security is a huge problem for poorly maintained sites everywhere. Secure setup and ongoing monitoring is valuable for small businesses that can’t afford to manage it on their own. Even if you as the site owner have the skills to deal with these things, you might not have the time. We have both.

WordPress Site Dehacking

wordpress-hackedMalware doesn't discriminate. It doesn’t only infect popular sites. In fact, most malware attacks are automated, which means you’re as much of a target as anyone. And if you do get infected, it can do more than disrupt your site – it can ruin your reputation.

For as low as* 250USD/200€ we will examine your site, will quarantine and remove all infected files, cleaning your WordPress install from hacker's code, and notify Google that it is now safe and remove the warning. As part of our company policy wich includes hardening WordPress installs as we are working them, you will benefit from this too, we will add our tried and true of free WordPress security components and apply our best security related settings to make your site more hacker proof in the future. We offer a quick restoration service that gets your website back up and running and installs safeguards to help prevent future hacking.

We will:

  • Remove malicious scripts and files from your web space
  • Clean your WordPress theme and uploads folder
  • Install the latest version of WordPress
  • Reinstall the latest versions of the plugins you use
  • Change all your passwords to very strong secure ones
  • Secure your WordPress website
  • Hardening your site with addition of extra software protection layer
  • Installing an early warning system
  • Install a simple backup system
  • Get your website up and running again

Depending on how many plugins and uploads a site has, this process is very time consuming.  Restoration time depends on how many files make up your website as they all need to get checked.

Get your site cleaned and back in order!


* Actual prices can vary. On the evaluation phase we will notify you if the actual situation requires more efforts/resources - so bigger price. But generally, on most cases our initial price for cleaning hacked sites will cover all expenses.

Joomla Security Updates

Joomla Security Update: Get your site updated, in top shape, to increase your security!Registered Joomla Security Services providerWe have been using Mambo to create websites since 2003 and were among the first ones to jump on Joomla bandwagon in September 2005. Joomla! is a content management system software for web sites, completely written in PHP language. It is released on a GNU GPL v.2 open source license and it is in constant development under the leadership of Open Source Matters, a non profit developers’ association.

Although Joomla! is unanimously considered one of the most reliable CMS it is very important, for the safety of your web site to keep it constantly updated. But this is not the only thing you need to do, we can do for you an in-depth Joomla Security Audit of your site, to locate and seal security gaps. You can have many of them, from vulnerable extensions used to inproper server settings. Let us find those for you before hackers will discover them!

If you do not have the time, the interest or the knowledge to keep your web site updated, you can subscribe to a “Joomla Security Update*” plan with us for a fixed price of just 250 € (approx. $333) per year. Our team will keep your website (both Joomla and add-ons) updated for you reducing the possibility of attack from hackers. An in-depth Joomla Security Audit and hardening your Joomla install is part of the process. We use a mix of free Joomla components and a series of "best practices" to make your site hacker-proof. If we consider, that would be recommended, we will also will offer our counseling service regarding purchase, install and use of security related commercial add-ons. Also, during the contracted period, if any security incident occurs, we will clean up and restore your site in shortest possible time without any extra charge.

We must remind you furthermore that Joomla now comes in the 3.8 version (after a short period of transition via versions 1.6 and 1.7, and a longer period spent in the 2.5 family) and that from April 2012 they are not releasing any new updates for the 1.5 version. Joomla 2.5 was supported until the end of 2014, when the new Joomla 3.5 family has take it's place. Upgrading your existing Joomla 2.5 sites to Joomla 3.* (or other STS - Short Term Support - releases) is not necessary, but we urge you to upgrade-migrate your existing Mambo, Joomla 1.0, Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.6 or Joomla 1.7 sites to the latest available Joomla 2.5 version. This package does not cover these migration, but you can contact us to find out what are our offerings regarding these migrations.

Therefore we recommend, for those who have not done it yet, to consider seriously upgrading your Joomla web site made with the 1.5 or older versions to the latest version of the CMS. For further information or for a quotation on the effective cost of this operation contact us using the form in the “Contact Us” section.

While no one can guarantee you won't be hacked in the future, our Joomla Security Update service helps reduce the risk of future attacks, and helps you recover faster (and less expensively) if one ever does occur.

If you are in emergency, and your site is under attack, or it is allready hacked, check our Joomla Site Dehackingservice!

Keep your site clean, up and running with minimal effort!

* The Joomla Security Update pagkage covers only upgrades WITHIN the existing Joomla major versions (for example upgrading from Joomla 1.5.14 to Joomla 1.5.26 - the latest release from Joomla 1.5 version), and not the MIGRATIONS between major versions. If purchase of commercial components will be needed, the price will be added to the final invoice. If you need more services, than those covered by this package, you should consider upgrading to our Joomla Support Services or to use our Pay-as-you-go service.

Joomla Site Dehacking

Your website has been hacked? We're here to help!Registered Joomla Security Services providerYour website has been hacked? Do you see something else, than last time when you visit the site? Maybe a red "Reported Attack Page" banner? Anything else making you believe that something wrong is happened? Do you need post-hacking recovery? Or you just want to prevent this from happening and need a thoughtful Joomla security audit? Eventually you ordered our Joomla security audit package, and we (or someone else) signaled, that your site is (probably) hacked and you need a fast and effective cleanup?

Pay As You Go Support

pay as you goIf you have a website, you will often find that you need an experts help for a period of time. We're happy to offer a "Pay As You Go" consultancy service to help solve your issues. Websites are easiest to manage and maintain with regular administration tasks being carried out, and for that we recommend to purchase one of our Joomla or WordPress support packages, but if for what ever reason you need help we're always happy to help.

We offer immediate (well, to be precise, overnight in worst case) support to fix any Joomla or WordPress problems or issues you might be encountering with your website.

If you have a problem or a website project that needs instant attention and you haven't secured an on-going or 'retained' support contract, or you need more time, as you retained, then our 'pay as you go' support service is what you are looking for.

Common Support Tasks:

  • Blank pages
  • Only homepage displays, all other pages are blank
  • Articles will not save or apply
  • Joomla template tweaks
  • Cannot login to the administrator area
  • Password Reset
  • Struggling to configure new component
  • Template overrides

For further information or for a quotation on the effective cost contact us using the form in the “Contact Us” section.

Pay As You Go support is available at discounted rates (up to 40% from the base hourly rates) to customers who have an active security or support contract with us for Joomla (Joomla Site Dehacking, Joomla Migrations, Joomla Security Update, Joomla Security Audit, Joomla Support Services) or Wordpress {WordPress Security Update, WordPress Site Dehacking) , or are hosting their site on our server, at LeftBrainHosting.net.