Why Do I need Maintenance for My Website
When customers invest in a new website, there is a common misconception that it “should work flawlessly forever” unfortunately, it won’t!
Websites require regular maintenance, just like your computer or your car does. Today’s ever-changing technology is moving with tremendous speed to accommodate newer, faster, more robust devices. Every month new updates are coming out, which needs to be implemented immediately to fix security issues or bugs and be checked against your website structure, widgets and 3rd party software to make sure it still all works flawlessly even with new updates and fix it. Some components may have to be completely replaced to similar software, for example, the 3rd party developer may abandon its widget or create it as a paid feature and it may not work on your site anymore.
If your home or office computer starts to get issues or running slow, then usually you restart it, apply all updates to the operating system, update your anti-virus and software, clean up old files, remove temporary files, restart again and if it is still not working correctly you will take it to an IT specialist to fix it, perhaps buy a new battery or update RAM. The same goes with a car, a house or your health. What would happen if you don’t brush your teeth? You got the picture.
Exactly the same principles apply to a website. At a code level, it will require a skilled professional to perform critical updates and specific tasks to keep your website functioning correctly in the changing environment. We charge an hourly rate of $75 with 2 hours minimum or you can save money with our Monthly Maintenance Plan of $120 with Automatic Payment Plan to maintain your website at the pristine condition without interruptions, broken links, missing images or functionality. The Monthly Maintenance Plan includes:
Website 99.99% uptime guaranteed. We’ll make sure your fees are paid on time to prevent any website or domain downtime.
Analytics tracking. SEO monitoring. Website performance and stability testing. Advice, tips and training related to owning and managing a website.
Includes all updates to the site and to all 3rd party components. Most of the update requests are fulfilled the next business day. Updates to the latest software, widgets versions are unlimited including proper functionality of all the components. That doesn’t include: major page changes, additions or website redesigns. Please ask for estimates for each new component you require.
Daily site backup. Lock down site to prevent hackers. Remove all website viruses and hacks. Monitor for security updates and patches.
A typical business email address format is contact @ YourBusiness.com. We provide support when you have issues.
If your local listings have incorrect contact information, potential customers might not be able to reach you. We ensure your business name, address, email, and phone number are accurate on your local listings, such as Google My Business, Google Maps, and Facebook.
In the event that your website does get hacked (even with all the security measures in place, this is never an impossibility), we take time to remove the virus, clean up the website, restore the data, and remove your site from browser and search engine blacklists.