What is website maintenance?
Website maintenance is the process of keeping a website secure, backed up, up-to-date, running smoothly, and performing optimally.
Maintaining a website can be a daunting task, but it is crucial for small businesses. A well-maintained website can help businesses attract new customers, connect with current customers, and generate sales.
What is included?
Each month we provide the following:
- Security updates
- Plugin, and theme updates
- Content updates* (optional – additional charges apply)
- Backup and disaster recovery
- Performance monitoring and optimization
- Security scanning* (optional – additional charges apply)
- User management
- Accessibility testing
- Uptime monitoring
- SEO monitoring
While you could technically handle website maintenance on your own, hiring us to do it for you is often best. This is because web maintenance can be time-consuming and technical, and it is easy to make mistakes that could end up costing you money in the long run.
While web maintenance costs can add up over time, they are generally a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your website is always up-to-date and running smoothly.
How often should website maintenance be done?
How often you need to do website maintenance depends on your website’s size and complexity and how often it is updated. In general, it is a good idea to do website maintenance at least once a month.
Some tasks, such as uptime monitoring and security scanning, can be automated so that they are done regularly. However, other tasks, such as website updates, SEO, and performance monitoring, will need to be done manually.
Security, plugins, and theme updates can be set to auto-update on the content management system, but doing so can create potential problems with compatibility so we prefer to update manually and test.
We also test your website’s accessibility because it is important to ensure everyone can use it on all devices (monitors, tablets, and mobile).
How much does this cost?
The average cost of web maintenance services can range from $100-$1,000+ per month. However, the actual cost will depend on the size and complexity of your website, as well as the number of pages that need to be regularly updated.
If you are unsure how much to budget for web maintenance, a good rule of thumb is to set aside 1-2% of your total web design/development budget.
Example: If your website design/development budget is $10,000, you should set aside $200 per month for web maintenance.
Keep your website running optimally and protected from security threats with monthly maintenance – no technical know-how required! Our comprehensive services include updates to plugins, themes, content*, backups/disaster recovery options, and performance optimization. Plus, peace of mind knowing our experienced team is monitoring 24/7 – so you can rest assured that any issues will be identified swiftly, avoiding potential costly setbacks in the long run. Investing in web maintenance is a small price to pay for the assurance it brings.
Contact us today for a quote and get your maintenance plan started for your website!