I will be explaining in more depth the 6 points of my maintenance strategy.
Joomla patching is the most critical maintenance process you can preform on a your site.
Many of the patches include security fixes to prevent hackers from taking over your site and locking you out to bringing you site down. If you do not keep with the patch releases you leave your self open to a multitude of attacks. Also, included are bug fixes that caause issue with some of the installations.
So, what can you do to protect your self?
Well the obvious is to apply the updates from Joomla and preform regular usuable backups.
If you do not have a backup of your website you will most likely have to start from scratch and rebuild. Another scenario is your hosting provider will also shut you site down if they find your site vulnerable to attacks.
But not all website owners have the time nor ability to carry out the chores, you have a business to run. That's when a low cost maintenance provider like myself can help you out.