What is Website Maintenance

A common question from clients is what is the purpose of the website maintenance.
Here is an idea of what a website maintenance is and why it is so important.

Changes to Your Website

If for example you need to change a phone number or update some sections of your website without a maintenance contract, you will have to hire a web developer who will charge you by the hour.

Updating Plugins and Integrations

The plugins and integrations that run on your website need to be constantly updated to improve functionality and reduce issues and errors. Missing these updates you may lose improved features and may cause  parts of your website to fail which can result to  website breaking.

Security Updates

Keeping your website secure is one of the most important parts of  the website maintenance. Websites, especially those built on CMS like WordPress have a lot of updates. If your website is left with outdated systems, it is left vulnerable to hackers, malware and viruses.

Troubleshooting Issues

As a business owner, having your website down means a potential loss of clients. If you get a website without website maintenance, any unexpected problems must be dealt with separately and billed separately. This means that you will need to contact your web developer to find out why the website is down or go in and troubleshoot the issue yourself.

Keeping Up with Best Practices

The internet change very often and new website features is required. For example, you may have heard that SSL has become a mandatory part of a browser and it can affect how people find and view your website.  SSL is a powerful thing to have on your website but the installation is not so easy but if you have a maintenance contract this would be covered without extra charge.

 

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If you don’t know where to get started, need help or just don’t have the time to to it, our experts can help you out.

Call us today on 7000 8111 , we would  love to help!