Old themes, old plugins, giant images, even entire old site versions can all be taking up too much space on your website’s server, and that server can become a hoarder if you’re not careful.
And after a while, this can become a problem in a couple ways.
First – sheer volume of files can put you over the space allocation your hosting company gives you. This can mean increased annual hosting costs, to store old or oversized things you don’t need.
More importantly – old themes and plugins can be a security risk. Even if they aren’t active – old files on the server can still provide entry points for hackers to add malicious code.
How would you even know? When your site is hacked or you start getting billing alerts from your hosting company?
If you’re afraid your website might be a hoarder and you’d like a hand with a site cleanout – let me know. Maintenance is an important part of a fast, healthy website, and Rock Pixel Scissors is here to help.