Over the years, many companies have called on us to help them with web updates. According to our observation, 7 out of 10 companies face similar problems when it comes to updates. We give you the problems that seem identical. Then we will see how a tailor-made solution can make the difference.
Some business issues with website updates
Here are some examples of problems.
1. Incompatibility of modules
A website usually uses certain functionalities which sometimes after the update interferes with the functionality of certain modules. As a consequence, it would be necessary:
- revert the update
- Disable one of the modules
- or make adjustments in the code to make them compatible.
All these maneuvers are not without an associated cost and additional difficulties. often site modules are not compatible with the most recent version of the software. When this happens, a simple update can cause the website to malfunction, requiring significant repair work.
2. Non-compliance with good development practices
In some cases, one or two extensions do not follow good development practices, rendering the recommended update approach ineffective.
3. Lack of updates for some modules
Occasionally, certain modules that are essential to the functioning of the site do not have new versions. This can make updates complicated or even impossible to update. We are not referring to any security or bug risks associated with using deprecated features.
4. Incompatibility with the most recent server versions
In some cases, updating to the latest server version may break site functionality. This often happens if the website uses features that are not compatible with the new server features.
5. Obsolescence of the website
Finally, occasionally, certain websites become so outdated that it is almost impossible to update them without a complete overhaul. These problems are common, but they are not inevitable. In truth, they are usually the result of an overreliance on extensions and plugins.
So what is the solution ? A custom website or work with experts to force the update.
When you are unable to update, you often have two options:
- Hire an expert to customize the code, or
- Create a custom website over which you will have more control.
A personalized website can make all the difference to your business. Here's why :
– Fewer dependencies for external modules;
With a custom website, you are not dependent on a multitude of external modules for the functioning of your site. This means fewer compatibility issues and easier updates.
– Compliance with good development practices;
Our developers follow good development practices, ensuring a robust and reliable website.
– Regular updates;
With a personalized website, you benefit from regular updates that correspond in particular to your needs.
– Compatibility with the latest servers;
A personalized website is designed to be compatible with the most recent versions of servers, thus ensuring better performance and enhanced security.
A personalized website is built to last. It can be updated and adapted over time to meet the changing needs of your business, without becoming obsolete.
Issues of site updates with external resources
When a website depends on several extensions and is not tailor-made, there can be different types of investments required from companies:
Cost of extensions
Some extensions may be free, while others may require an upfront payment or recurring subscription fees.
Maintenance and support costs
Extensions often require regular updates for security and performance reasons. Also, if an event isn't working properly, they may need to hire a developer to fix the problem. These costs can add up over time.
Sometimes different extensions may not work well together which can cause problems on the site. Fixing these issues may require developer intervention, which can cost time and money.
Team members will need to learn how to properly use each extension, which may require time and possibly resources for training.
Risk of addiction
If an extension is abandoned by its developers or not updated regularly, it can pose a risk to the business. It can be expensive and difficult to replace an extension that no longer works.
Extensions are designed to meet a wide range of needs. However, they may not be perfectly suited to your specific needs. This can limit your site's ability to scale and meet your users' expectations, which can have a lasting business cost. These factors can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the site, the number of extensions used and the specific nature of these extensions. It is therefore important to consider them when evaluating the investment required for a site that depends on several extensions. Would you like support for updates? Contact us . Also follow us on LinkedIn .