WordPress website maintenance & security

Avoid the unnecessary and considerable expense of repairing or rebuilding your website with an affordable website care plan.

Why does a WordPress website require maintenance?

Content management systems make managing our websites and their content much easier. These content management systems are continuously updated to add new features, make them faster, remove bugs and improve security when vulnerabilites are found.

By keeping your wordpress installation and its plugins updated you remove known vulnerabilities which make it harder for people to hack, steal data from, damage, deface or even delete your website.

The graph to the right here (or below on mobile) shows how the majority of hacked WordPress sites were hacked via plugins, core updates and theme updates. We research, test and update plugins for our clients before installing them which reduces risk. With your consent we will also install additional tools such as firewalls to help block malicious traffic to your website, further reducing the chance of attack.

We ensure that you have secure backups of your website to allow it to be restored if the worst happens. Additionally, we ensure your site continues to function smoothly and quickly which will contribute to its ranking in search engines.

Graph showing how Wordpress websites are compramised
This image is reproduced from www.wordfence.com a Wordpress security plugin provider which we leverage for our clients.

Avoid the unnecessary and considerable cost of lost sales, repairing or rebuilding your website with an affordable website care plan

  • £44 per month

    For personal sites, blogs and low traffic sites where failure would have little impact or consequence but where the cost of repair or rebuild would be significant.

  • Monthly Care Plan (cancel at any time)
  • Setup of Google Analytics
  • Site failure/downtime monitoring.
  • In-site support form.
  • Monthly off-site backups.
  • Monthly Security & plugin/module updates.
  • Automated immediate Content management system updates.
  • Changelog review
  • Security firewall plugin installed
  • Monthly database optimisation
  • Monthly scan and repair of broken links

The Monthly Plan qualifies for a 3% discount against our hourly rate.

  • £83 per month

    For busy websites or those where downtime would lose sales or have an negative impact. Minimum level of cover we recommend for ecommerce websites.

  • Fortnightly Care Plan (cancel at any time)
  • Setup of Google Analytics worth £33
  • Initial website speed optimisation worth £264
  • Configuration of website caching software (improves website speed) worth £66
  • Site failure/downtime monitoring
  • In-site support forms
  • Fortnightly Off site backups
  • Fortnightly Security & plugin/module updates
  • Automated immediate content management system updates
  • Changelog review
  • Fortnightly server space check
  • Security firewall plugin installed
  • Fortnightly security scan
  • Fortnightly database optimisation
  • Fortnightly scan and repair of broken links

The Fortnightly Plan qualifies for a 5% discount against our hourly rate.

  • £162 per month

    When reliability is everything. Business websites, ecommerce and those where downtime or failure would have a negative impact upon income or confidence.

  • Weekly Care Plan (cancel at any time)
  • Setup of Google Analytics worth £33
  • Initial website speed optimisation worth £264
  • Configuration of website caching software (improves website speed) worth £66
  • Site failure/downtime monitoring.
  • In-site support forms.
  • Weekly Off-site backups.
  • Weekly Security & plugin/module updates.
  • Automated immediate content management system updates.
  • Changelog review
  • Weekly server space check
  • Security firewall plugin installed
  • Weekly security scan
  • Weekly database optimisation
  • Weekly scan and repair of broken links

The Weekly Plan qualifies for a 7% discount against our hourly rate.

Paul has helped me out time and time again with issues on web and we have our sites backed up with him now, great service thanks Paul. Would recommend to all.

Peter Mcgrady

What do our website maintenance packages include?

When you have a subscription with us for website management we provide you with the following:

Site failure/downtime monitoring. We monitor your site for downtime and gaps in availability. When these happen we are well placed to quickly respond.

In-site support forms. We embed support forms in your website dashboard (if using a CMS) which allow you to contact us with a support request directly from your website.

Off site backups. Tailored to your requirements we can create a backup schedule which sends backups to a secure remote location so you don’t use up all your hosting space with backup files.

Security & plugin/module updates. On an agreed schedule we will apply any security updates to your website, keeping it secure against attack.

Content management system updates. The majority of all commonly used content management systems like WordPress or Drupal issue security and feature updates. We install these for you at an agreed frequency based upon the profile of your website.

Update testing. Unfortunately there is the chance for plugin and theme updates to contain bugs. We can’t stop this happening but what we can do is ensure all your updates are tested on a copy of your website prior to making changes to your live site.

Database optimisation. Ongoing use of your website fills up your database with information which isn’t needed any more. The bigger this database gets the slower your website becomes. We will clean your database at regular intervals to keep it nimble.

Repair of broken links. We scan your website for you to identify broken links. Search engines hate broken links and site visitors get frustrated and confused. We scan for broken links for you and fix them at regular intervals.

If you think you would benefit from an ongoing website care plan that you can cancel at any time please call us on +44 (0) 1903 527927 and we will discuss your website with you and propose a management solution tailored to your needs. Alternatively please fill in our project planner and we will get right back to you.

One quick call to us on 01903 527927 and your website is protected

After you call, the first thing we will do is backup your site and get a copy safely stored away. On an ongoing basis you won’t need to do anything. We will monitor and manage your site updates, backups and security for you on an agreed schedule that you can change or cancel at any time. Call us now on 01903 527927.

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