The main site for the city of Boston is not WordPress; it’s Drupal. We launched that site last July, but before we were able to do so, a number of our departments had created their own, separate sites using WordPress. Today, we have maybe 20 or 30 legacy WordPress sites that are being updated by various individual departments.
Before Pagely, we were hosting all those sites here, within City Hall, on our own physical server. They were never maintained, and we never updated the code base. Ultimately, we had a lot of sites getting hacked.
We’d go in and clean them up, but they’d just get hacked again. In reality, people just weren’t really paying attention to them, and it was creating a huge security risk. We didn’t have the time or resources to spend on maintaining them internally, so we decided to find a provider to take care of those sites for us. We wanted to allow individual departments to keep the sites that they had set up, without sacrificing security or dedicating our time to server maintenance and site upkeep. Ultimately, that brought us to Pagely.