A website isn’t a “Set and Forget” part of your business. Looking after your websites health is very important. Failing to do so may result in your site getting hacked or going offline which would be very bad for your business.
Maintaining, updating and running any website requires time and confidence in your abilities to fix things when they go wrong. As far as we’re concerned our clients don’t need that hassle, which is why we now offer to look after all client websites via one of our Website Care Plans.
With a WordPress website, the speed of performance, reliability and uptime of the site all depend on the software and any plugins that are installed to be working correctly. All of these things need to be updated regularly.
If you are adding your own content on a frequent basis, this is excellent because of course it helps your search engine rankings. It is however important for someone to be keeping an eye on the site to make sure none of the updates has caused an issue.
Could you do it yourself?
It is possible for you to install your own WordPress updates via your admin screen. The problem though is that if an update to a plugin cause an issue with the site and you won’t know how to fix it.
Working with my clients on web design in Donegal over the years I have seen this issue happen time and time again and it becomes alot more costly to get a professional web developer to fix it.
It could easily be a lot more than you would ever pay out on a regular care plan.
These are the things you need to consider when weighing up the cost and benefit of a website care plan.
How I can help
My Website Care plans offer peace of mind with entry level from €55 per month. They include the following
- Daily offsite backups
- Security monitoring
- Performance monitoring
- Monthly status reports
- WordPress and plugin updates
- Up to 1 hour / year for content or other updates included
- Uptime Monitoring
- Hacker Security Checks
- 24 Hour Response Time
- Website Updating Video Guides – €200
- No Contract
You will know what we have done because we send you a monthly maintenance report, which details all of the updates and fixes we have applied to keep your site in top working order.