Website Maintenance

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Is your website regularly maintained?

Just like a car, your website needs routine maintenance to keep running smoothly!

Website Maintenance Overview

Why do you need website maintenance?

You have spent a lot of time and money on your website, and it looks great – so now you can move forward and forget about it? Unfortunately, not.

  • An out-of-date website can stop working
  • Old plugins might have a security hole, allowing hackers to get in and break your website or redirect it somewhere else
  • Your website might start running slow – discouraging visitors from staying on your site

Why pay for website maintenance when updating is just a click of a button?

That is true – it is easy to click those buttons and walk away – and that will sometimes work, and other times it will break your website.
The correct way to update WordPress, Themes and Plugins involves:

  • Backups
  • Testing updates on a staging site
  • Checking the site after updates 
  • If an update breaks the site, then knowing how to fix it

I also watch user groups and make sure that a plugin update is not breaking websites. On some non-critical major updates, I might wait a few weeks in case bugs need to be fixed.

What does a website maintenance plan include?

  • An initial health check of your website
  • Regularly updating the WordPress Core, Theme, and Plugins
  • Routine backups, saved in multiple location
  • Fast website hosting with a free SSL certificate
  • Depending on the plan, it might also include:
    • Discounted hourly rate for other work done on your website
    • Time each month to make changes and add content to your site
    • Terms and Conditions
    • Free malware removal

Website Maintenance Packages

Basic

Great for Brochure, Informational and Low-Traffic Websites
$ 49 Monthly
+ $49 one-time setup

Standard

Ideal Plan for Small Business, Prolific Bloggers, and Medium-Traffic Sites
$ 99 Monthly
+ $99 one-time setup
  • Fast, Dedicated Hosting
    30GB
    Disk Storage
    Free SSL Certificate
  • Weekly Updates
  • Daily Backups
  • 30 minutes of website updates*
  • Discounted Hourly Rate
  • Term and Conditions
Best Value

Premium

Best Plan for High-Traffic and Ecommerce Websites
$ 149 Monthly
+ $149 one-time setup
  • Premium Google Cloud Hosting
    10GB + 50GB CDN Storage
    Free SSL Certificate
  • Weekly Updates
  • Daily Backups
  • 60 minutes of website updates*
  • Discounted Hourly Rate
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Free Malware Removal

* Time can be used for text changes, blog posts, adding products, etc. Hours cannot be used for new website pages or functionality additions.  Unused hours must be used each month and do not roll over.

All website maintenance plans start with a health check of your website and initial setup – this includes:

  • Updating plugins, theme, PHP, and WordPress
  • Transferring website to a fast hosting plan based on your maintenance package
  • Check of the website appearance and functionality
  • A mini health audit of your website, including:
    • Checking for broken links
    • Check that your website is responsive (looks good on all devices)
    • Website speed check
    • Verification that Google can crawl your website