Unless you are a Webmaster or have special training, you can probably find better, more profitable use your time running your business and not trying to maintain your own website. Let us keep your website up to date and running properly while you concentrate on what you do best.
All websites need some sort of maintenance varying from adding new pages or updating existing ones, to more complicated things like database backups, CMS patching, and server security.
If you have an “old school” static HTML website, you need at least a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and FTP to maintain your site. If any of these terms sounds like a foreign language or gobbledygook, and you have no idea what to do, we can help.
If your website uses a Content Management System like WordPress, minor editing is easy and you probably already take care of this part yourself. We can provide WordPress training for basic content changes and updates if needed. However more complicated administrative maintenance can be more challenging; we can help with this too.
WordPress is a fantastic web-publishing platform but it does require routine updates to maintain top performance and assure that your site stays secure. If you are using WordPress to power your website, then you need to do the following on a regular basis (or just have us do it for you):
· Backup all files including themes, content, and database files.
· Update the WordPress core as updates become available.
· Update vulnerable scripts.
· Update themes and plug-ins as updates become available.
· Check for spam and malware.
· Review accounts and password security.
· Optimize the MYSQL database at least twice a year.
Your website needs to have these basic tasks done on a regular basis, weekly for low traffic sites and more frequently for higher volume sites. More advanced maintenance and performance tuning is advisable for greater security and performance. Some of which may improve your search rank performance as well.
West Bay Web offers several WordPress Maintenance packages for your convenience and peace of mind.
See our WordPress Maintenance Packages page for details.