A Website Maintenance Plan Keeps Your Website Healthy
Did you know that websites built on a Content Management System (CMS) require ongoing website maintenance to remain healthy? Your website, just like your car, requires regular maintenance.
A website is built using a variety of software components including a CMS, a theme for the design, and specialized software (called plugins) for added features such as a calendar or photo gallery. Software updates become available on a regular basis containing new features, software fixes, and security patches. You must apply these updates to your website to keep it healthy and running smoothly and to help protect it from being hacked.
Failure to keep a website updated greatly increases the likelihood that it will get hacked, which can destroy your website and wreak havoc on your online presence and peace of mind.
I provide affordable website maintenance plans to keep your website healthy and running smoothly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your website is cared for while you concentrate on running your business. Hiring a professional to perform your website maintenance is a time saver, freeing you up to spend time on core business tasks.
A WordPress Website Maintenance Plan Protects Your Online Investment
Thomson Web Services creates websites on the WordPress CMS, so my website maintenance plans are only an option for you if your website is built on WordPress. If you aren’t sure if your website is running WordPress, I can help you determine if it is. The plans are affordably priced, and they are month-to-month.
Basic Maintenance Plan
The basic maintenance plan ensures your WordPress site remains updated and running smoothly with some basic security monitoring. Your website is monitored weekly for software updates, and they are applied to the site and tested to verify issues are not introduced via the update. A complete website backup is run before and after updates are made to the site. The backup is stored offsite in a secure location.
Enhanced Security Plan
The enhanced security plan includes all the components of the startup plan plus integration with Sucuri Website Security. Sucuri, a leader in website security, stops attacks against your website and monitors it and cleans it in the unlikely case of an attack. Sucuri Website security includes:
- Continuous website monitoring to detect security threats
- Protection from hackers trying to take down your site
- Complete hack cleanup by a Sucuri security professional including blacklist warnings
- Performance improvements to make your website faster
Website Maintenance Plans
Basic Maintenance Plan
- WordPress Core Updates
- WordPress Plugin & Theme updates
- Regular website backups stored offsite in a secure location
- Basic website security monitoring
- Up to 15 minutes of support time (no rollover, extra time billed at standard hourly rate)
Enhanced Security Plan
- All features of the Startup Plan plus:
- Enhanced website security monitoring
WordPress Website Updates
If you maintain your WordPress website on your own, it can be a daunting task to add a new feature to your website. You may not have the expertise or the time to do the work yourself. Perhaps you want to add an e-commerce shopping cart, image gallery or some other new feature to your site. The are typically many WordPress plugins you can use to add a new feature, but it can be time consuming and overwhelming to find the best plugin for the job.
You may be concerned about the state of your website while making these changes. If you apply the updates to the live site, you run the risk of accidentally breaking your website while adding the feature. The best way to handle this is to replicate your existing site elsewhere and add the changes to the site copy first. This allows you to test the changes before applying them to the live site.
Adding new features to a website can be time-consuming and tricky if not done right. If you need professional assistance, I provide WordPress website update services at affordable rates.
WordPress Website Training
If you want to learn how to update your website on your own, I provide WordPress training to teach you how to make small updates. You will learn basic tasks such as how to update text, add images, and add new pages to your website.
I will also teach you how to follow best practices when updating your website, so that you don’t put your live site in jeopardy while making an update.
I can provide face-to-face training for local clients, or Skype training for non-local clients. I typically start with a one-hour basic training session, but additional sessions can be added as needed.
WordPress website training is available for current clients only.