Maintenance


When you are budgeting for a new website the cost of ongoing maintenance can easily be overlooked. There are two elements to consider.

 

Your content will need to be changed from time to time or you may want to add more. Your software will need updating on a regular basis. 

Content

You will almost certainly need to update your content. In some cases this may be minor changes only; but if you want to develop a successful web presence you will want to create new content. This is probably the single most important thing you can do to improve your Google rankings.

Software

It is important to keep your website’s software up to date. I work in WordPress and it will typically need updating twice a year. You will have other software on your site depending on the functionality you require. This too will need updating. If software is not updated it can pose a security risk. Typically, even a small website will require in excess of 50 software updates per annum.

Maintenance Plans

My maintenance plans include other services that are designed to keep your site working as it should. Not least is a regular back-up routine. I take a weekly back-up of your site and store the most recent two copies off site. 

 

This means that if your site is hacked or there are other complications I can get you up and running again. I can also provide a full reporting service to show what activity (such as upgrades) has taken place on your site as part of this service. 

 

Here’s a breakdown of the plans available.

The Essentials

£125

PER ANNUMH

  • Hosting
  • Weekly backups (I keep 2 copies)
  • Weekly WordPress and plugin updates
  • Weekly security scan
  • Weekly spam comment clean-up
  • Up-time monitoring
  • Site Restoration in event of problems
  • Additional time charged at £30 per hour

Plus One

£350

PER ANNUM

  • Hosting 
  • Weekly backups (I keep 2 copies)
  • Weekly WordPress and plugin updates
  • Weekly security scan
  • Weekly spam comment clean-up
  • Up-time monitoring
  • Site Restoration in event of problems
  • One hour of my time per month for changes to site
  • Additional time charged at £25 per hour

Plus Two

£600

PER ANNUM

  • Hosting 
  • Weekly backups (I keep 2 copies)
  • Weekly WordPress and plugin updates
  • Weekly security scan
  • Weekly spam comment clean-up
  • Up-time monitoring
  • Site Restoration in event of problems
  • Two hours of my time per month for changes to site
  • Additional time charged at £20 per hour

I can also maintain your existing WordPress site and will be happy to discuss any issues about maintenance that have not been answered here. Just get in touch