Maintaining the Technology Behind Your Website or Application: Why It Matters

Updated February 17th, 2023

Maintaining the Technology Behind Your Website or Application: Why It Matters

Website photo for technology blog

After developing a website or application, one of the most common pitfalls that can go overlooked is maintaining the various technologies that power it. At the time, updating an application can be seen as unnecessary development time that is better utilized elsewhere. This viewpoint can seem especially true if a major version upgrade to one or more components can lead to incompatibilities and result in downtime. However, if you or your organization does not keep up with security updates, many years down the line it can leave their application in a precarious situation.


Servers and applications can become out of date for various reasons. The most common reason is that an underlying technology can receive feature and security updates. While security updates do not cause incompatibility issues very often, feature updates are more likely to create this issue depending on the technology being used. This is often combatted by simply updating an application as frequently as possible, and fixing any incompatibility issues as they occur.

Server room photo for technology blog


Take Care of Obsolete Technologies


Another way that applications can become out-of-date is that their underlying technologies become obsolete or no longer maintained. This is particularly troublesome for older applications. If an underlying technology is no longer maintained by the person who created it, it is only a matter of time before it no longer functions as intended or a security vulnerability appears. If this occurs, the only way to fix the issue is to often replace it with newer or parallel technology. Depending on the structure of the application, this can be a lengthy process. For the above reasons, it is important to stay on top of which technologies are depreciated so that they can be replaced before there is a failure within a system.


In conclusion, server maintenance is not just a technical chore, but a critical aspect of maintaining the reliability and security of your website and applications. Don't overlook this task, and take proactive steps to maintain your servers and applications to keep them running smoothly.


By partnering with GoodJava, you can take your information to the next level. For articles like this, read our other wonderful blogs or visit our Contact Us Page and Get Started.

We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience on our website, although the cookies we use do not contain personally identifiable information. By continuing on this website or by clicking “I Accept Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device. Learn More

I Accept Cookies