Website Maintenance

Save time by having your website maintenance taken care of

Why is website maintenance important?

Websites that aren’t kept up to date are at risk of being hacked, leaving gaps that hackers will exploit, stealing information, shutting your website down etc.

Also Google punishes websites that aren’t maintained on a regular basis. All search engines have automated bots that visit all websites on a regular routine, they pick up websites that have not been updated often and will label a penalty on that website, which could severely affect that website’s ranking potential. Below are some other reasons why website maintenance completed by Web Design Geelong can be beneficial for your business.

Benefits of having website maintenance done for you

Convenience

Save time by having a professional maintain your website, thereby leaving more time for you to make money doing what you do best, in your own business.

Protection

Feel at ease knowing your website is always under the watchful eye of a professional. If your website does go down, one phone call to Web Design Geelong will have your website back online ASAP!

Cost Saving

If a website does go down, whether through hacking or even accidentally by an owner, it will almost always cost more to repair than to have had a professional maintain on an ongoing basis.

Website Maintenance Pricing

Standard Maintenance Plan

Hosting Included
$ 99 Per Month
  • No long term contracts
  • Uptime Monitoring (If your site goes down, we will know within 5 minutes)
  • Reports (monthly website traffic report)
  • Backup (monthly)
  • System restore (if your website goes down)
  • Update website CMS + Plugins (monthly)
  • Test entire site works correctly (monthly)
  • Security software (antivirus, malware, broken links, monthly)
  • Domain registration included
  • Hosting included
  • SSL certificate included
  • Email accounts (unlimited)
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Content Maintenance Plan

Hosting Included
$ 499 Per Month
  • No long term contracts
  • Uptime Monitoring (If your site goes down, we will know within 5 minutes)
  • Reports (monthly website traffic report)
  • Backup (monthly)
  • System restore (if your website goes down)
  • Update website CMS + Plugins (monthly)
  • Test entire site works correctly (monthly)
  • Security software (antivirus, malware, broken links, monthly)
  • Domain registration included
  • Hosting included
  • SSL certificate included
  • Email accounts (unlimited)
  • 4 Hours per month for anything you want done on your website (content articles, design changes, SEO etc)
  • Priority Service
  • Call anytime, for anything related to your website!
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So what’s involved in website maintenance?

If your wondering what’s involved in maintaining your businesses website, take a took at this presentation. Such a great example of what needs doing & why website maintenance is so important.

FAQ - WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

Absolutely you can, website maintenance isn’t too difficult when you know what you’re doing, this comes from technical skills gained through training and experience.

See below the pro’s and cons of doing it yourself:

PRO’S

– your can save money

– you will learn new skills

– you have the freedom to update when it suits you, more often if you wish

– by doing it yourself you have complete control over the process

CON’S

– it’s very time consuming, especially when it’s not your specialty

– it’s risky, if something goes wrong, you may not know how to fix it and may need to hire a technition to fix it for you

– possibly unreliable, if the website goes down and you’re away from the office, who will restore it for you?

When you way up the pro’s and con’s, most business owners decide to put their websites in the trusted hands of professionals, mainly for the fact that business owners know their time is better spent working on their own business, where they generate their own profit. Having website maintenance done is a minimal expense compared to other business expenses. Leave it to trusted experts, such as Web Design Geelong.

The reason WordPress doesn’t update like your iPhone is because the two are totally different tools. WordPress (CMS) is there to provide a tool to build and run your website, and the iPhone (CMS) is there to run your phone and it’s apps. But the two do have some similarities, for example following your iPhone running an update, almost always you will have apps that don’t work or require an update themselves. Well the same goes for WordPress, after each new WordPress update, plugins can no longer work or may now conflict with the website, even though they hadn’t before, possibly changing your website to not look/operate as it once did or maybe opening up security vulnerabilities, creating the potential for hackers to get in. This is why website maintenance is very important and why having a professional such as Web Design Geelong maintain your website will ensure your website stays online and in good working order 24/7.

If you have Web Design Geelong complete your website maintenance for you, then you will always have little downtime in the event your website goes down or gets hacked. Once notified, we’ll import a clean backup copy of your website (which we would have on hard disk and up in the cloud) and restore your website back to working order. We will then work with you to find out how the site went down, and what steps we’ll need to take to avoid it happening in the future.