Do I need website management?
Website management is critical because web software changes constantly. In fact, a moderately active website requires an average of two to three software updates every month. The way people access the internet changes constantly as well. Ongoing support, regular website maintenance, and regular backups are all necessities for a modern website. Unfortunately, many people have a new site built but don’t keep it tuned up. Years ago, before the Internet was the robust communication network it is today, it was fine to build a site and leave it. But with web technology changing daily, not keeping up to date with these changes can actually be dangerous for your business.
Our Website Management Plan keeps your site operating at its best.
Website Management Basics
We will host your site on our secure servers, providing unlimited storage for small and medium sites and unlimited bandwidth usage.
Regular updates of your site’s core software and plugins. We will also perform diagnosis and necessary debugging of any issues.
We will connect your site to Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to provide on-demand traffic and performance monitoring.
128-bit SSL Certificate
If your site is hosted on our server, we will include a 128-bit SSL certificate. This ensures your site’s visitors will have a secure connection to your site utilizing the same technology used by financial and medical institutions.
Hacking Defense 1
We will take preventive measures to keep your site protected from hackers. Should a hack or hack attempt render your site unusable, we will restore your site to its most recent usable state.
Blog Comment Management
If your site contains a blog, we will manage blog comments and, if necessary, remove and block spam comments.
We will provide uptime monitoring so if there’s a service outage we can get your site back up and running. If you have chosen to have your site hosted with another provider, we will provide you with any information necessary to assist you in negotiating damages with them.
We will monitor traffic alerts to catch unusual spikes or decreases in activity, determine what has prompted them, and mitigate any potential threats or damage.
We will make daily backups to protect your site in the event of a crash, hack, or other forms of data loss.
Search Engine Compliance
We will perform regular monthly checks of your site to ensure it is visible to search engines and able to be properly indexed.2
You will have access to up-to-date training videos in the dashboard of your site to guide you with any questions regarding your site’s operation.
You will receive personal access to our client portal for technical questions or change requests.
We will provide up to 15 minutes of unbilled time each month for site edits and modifications. This time may accumulate month-to-month up to a total of three hours.
Reduced Hourly Rate
You will receive a discount of 30% (or greater) off our regular hourly rate for any services we provide.
1 Nobody can guarantee a site will be hack-proof. However, we will make every reasonable effort to keep your site safe from hacks that disrupt your site’s regular operation.
2 Search engine compliance should not be confused with search engine optimization. For information about search engine optimization, please click here.