Hacking is a threat that all publicly accessible websites face, whether they be simple brochure sites or complex CRM systems. For different reasons, and sometimes for no reason at all, hackers are interested in cracking your site security.
Content Management Systems
Wordpress is a free and versatile CMS. It is simple for beginners to use and not only creates easy to build, manageable pages but it also creates fully functioning websites. (Fact: Google, Sony and CNN, amongst others, use Word Press to power their websites)
A CMS is a web-based application that allows users of varying permission levels to control the content of a website by publishing, editing, modifying as well as organising, deleting and doing general maintenance all from a central interface.
Content Management Systems include very helpful features such as online surveys and polls, which will help collect important and useful data for the marketing of your business.
Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) that we use as a base for many of our web design projects. It allows us to give you top quality, secure websites (the Whitehouse runs Drupal) without the price tag associated with securing a custom site. Drupal website development is our world, our specialty and our passion.
This is pretty basic speed up your site article. It assumes little effort has been made, but it is something I wish I had found when I was starting out. There are much deeper and more effective methods of speeding up your Drupal website including Varnish, Memcache, APC, Sprites (this is also an easy win by the way as it reduces the number of calls - that's almost more important than reduced image sizes), Image optimization, CDNs, and a host of other methods and tools.