Website maintenance is crucial for a secure and robust website
Like any software, WordPress requires regular maintenance to keep your website functioning properly.
Avoiding website maintenance is not an option these days. Ongoing maintenance is required to fix bugs and more importantly security vulnerabilities.
Hackers look to exploit vulnerabilities in outdated software. This includes old versions of WordPress and plugins, therefore, it is extremely important that your WordPress website is kept up-to-date.
Your website should always be live, ready for visitors and presenting your business at its best.
Websites Are Not “Set and Forget”
If you don’t have website maintenance carried out monthly, you might actually be losing customers and money. If a visitor goes to a website and find things wrong with it, they won’t stick around – they might not even return.
Many website owners never check their website to see how it’s functioning. A website that is not functioning as it should or experiences downtime will lose you potential business.
The Benefits of Regular Maintenance
Most people aren’t aware of the benefits of website maintenance.
Your websites performance, load time, uptime and security are all dependent on the WordPress software and plugins functioning properly as well as the quality and reliability of the web hosting.
Updating WordPress and it’s plugins to the latest version is necessary to fix bugs and security issues with the added benefit of getting any new features or enhancements.
If your site is to be kept secure and functioning properly then you need someone to make sure that all updates to the website are done in a smooth and error-free fashion.
Some of the basic services we provide:
We backup your site every day. You can never have enough backups. We store daily backups on the server and also a remote server with the hosting company. In addition, we store in the cloud the last 30 days backups of our clients sites. We can rapidly restore a website that might have broken due to a software update or security issue if needed.
The software we install on our clients sites includes a firewall and a malware scanner that performs a daily scan to check for any threats. We perform a further security scan before we update a website to make sure all is in order.
Every month any new updates to WordPress and the plugins are upgraded on our clients sites. The updates may include security and bug fixes and enhancements to the software.
After updating WordPress and plugins we then test key pages on our clients sites to ensure they are working properly. This is crucial as sometimes plugins don’t always work properly or play nicely together after updating. Any problems we find we will either fix if possible or revert the plugin to an older one.
We send our clients a monthly maintenance report with details of updates carried out and how their site is performing.
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE PLANS
If you don’t want to sign up for a monthly plan, you can still purchase services on a on-call, one time basis.
Minor page updates/enhancements
Daily site back-ups to cloud servers
Phoneand email support
Malware and Virus Scanning
Security Patches (Applied monthly)
SSL Certificate instalation
Assistance with website migration
24/7 Emergency Assistance
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