If you have ever installed Joomla to a database already used for a previous Joomla install AND in doing so have selected the option to backup existing tables in that database, those databases will continue to use up space on your hosting account for no purpose. Also, while they remain, the old information in them is vulnerable to exploit by hackers should your site be compromised. How to remove BAK_ backup tables from your Joomla Database is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.
Error reporting can really help you troubleshoot Joomla when your site has errors or isn't working. However, once your site is live, make sure you have Error Reporting set to "None." How to set error reporting to "none" is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.
Debug Mode in Joomla can be very helpful in giving you information about your Joomla site and page load performance, but it can also give that helpful information to hackers. So, it's best to leave debug mode disabled in Joomla when you aren't using it. How to disable Debug Mode in Joomla is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.
Joomla Session Time is the period of time a user remains logged into Joomla with no activity from them. If you do not log out of your Joomla site when you are finished working on it, and you have your session time set to a very high number, you run the risk of allowing the next person to sit down at the same computer to gain access your site. How to decide how high is too high a session time and how to set/edit the session in your Joomla configuration is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.
If at all possible, do not leave the FTP settings for your hosting account in your #Joomla configuration. Even if you have "Enable FTP" set to "no," your ftp details may still be in the actual configuration.php file of your Joomla install. Should your site be hacked and this info compromised, you could end up in the greatest world of hurt because hackers would then have full access your Joomla folder and present any number of types of hacks instead of your site. How to wipe your FTP settings clear in your Joomla configuration is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.