Just like a cell phone, computer or other electronic device, most websites need regular updates to ensure they remain secure and functioning to their highest potential. Here at Bold City Design, we always preach about being proactive with your website maintenance rather than being reactive.
If you wait for your website to already have problems or worse, hacked, before you start taking website maintenance seriously then you will be out hundreds of dollars to fix it while also losing precious search ranking. It’s common sense that Google doesn’t like hacked websites.
Maintenance plans will vary based on the type of site you have. We can support sites they were created by us as well as sites that were created by other web design companies. Here are some general features that may make up a maintenance plan:
CMS Core & Plugin Updates
Content management systems (like WordPress) put out regular updates just like other software providers. Sometimes these updates patch security issues, sometimes they could include new feature releases. Regardless, our maintenance packages typically take care of handling these updates as well as taking backups of your site prior to updating in case something goes wrong.
Speaking of backups, your website needs one (if not multiple). We can take backups of your website and store it in multiple locations. The most common location we store our offsite backups is Amazon S3 (yep, the same server technology that powers Amazon)
If your website is not up and running, it’s not working for you! We monitor your website 24×7 and can alert you if we notice any issues with accessing it.
Think of your website data as a giant Excel spreadsheet. As time goes on, that spreadsheet can get clogged with old data. We can fix that by running commands on the database to clear out the bloat. This makes your website run faster.
We have software that can scan your website on a regular basis to catch and hacking attempts before they get in.
Website Updates & Changes
If you ever need any changes, updates or feature addons to your website, we’re happy to work with you to make them happen!
Do you need security or maintenance for your existing website? Contact us to get more information and let us put together a plan for your website!