Just like a physical business location needs security, cleaning, and maintenance, your business website does, too. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our WordPress maintenance service.
What is WordPress Maintenance?
You know how you need to routinely clean your business so that your equipment stays in good condition and your office is inviting to clients? The same is true of your website! WordPress maintenance service is designed to keep your website up and running with no added junk that can cause load time issues or security threats. WordPress often releases updates to their platform and plugins, making it essential to have your website updated regularly.
If I Don’t Ever Change My Website, Do I Still Need WordPress Maintenance?
Absolutely! While you may not be adding or changing things, that doesn’t mean your website is static. The themes and plugins you use to style and power your site have been created by someone else which means you are reliant on them for giving you access to the most up-to-date and secure options. Security patches and updates are released by developers often to correct issues that have been found and address new bugs or threats.
I Change My Website Often. How Can a WordPress Maintenance Service Help Me?
Change is good, except when it’s not. While a new plugin or feature may say it’s fully compatible with your website’s version of WordPress, testing isn’t always perfect and accidents can happen. These accidents can lead to your entire website being deleted or rendered unusable. In these cases, having a WordPress maintenance service at your call is essential to getting your website back online in no time. As part of our service, we create off-site backups which allow us to help you quickly restore your website and minimize your downtime.
Can I Maintain My Own Website?
Definitely, if you’ve got the time and basic tech skills. However, in our experience, taking the time to maintain a website is not at the top of the to-do list for most business owners or managers. While WordPress makes it fairly easy to understand what needs to be done and how to do it, the bigger challenge we see for most of our clients is finding the time and bandwidth to make the needed changes and updates. Instead, many business owners choose to enlist our help to protect and maintain their website, allowing them to focus on other important matters.
What Should I Look For in a WordPress Maintenance Service?
We can think of a lot of reasons to hire a WordPress maintenance company, but keep in mind that not every company will offer the same items in their maintenance package. At the minimum, you should be looking for a company that will create backups of your website, run weekly updates of plugins, themes, and files, run weekly security checks, and perform continuous uptime monitoring. You can also look for services that provide additional reporting like SEO monitoring and status reports.
If you’re looking for an easy way to handle your WordPress website maintenance, you’ve found it! Neur has been providing WordPress maintenance, along with design and development services, all available at an affordable price. Check out our online shop or contact us with any questions.