Website Care Plans & Why They're Important

March 9, 2021 |

You may have heard the term "Website Maintenance" or "Care Plan" but what do this actually mean?

Website care is actually an extremely important aspect of your business's website. Your website is your shop window and usually a large investment for your business, so don't neglect it. Let's go through what makes up a care plan and why it's so important.

Just like your phone, your shiny new website needs constant updates to keep it running smoothly and without a hitch. Your website uses a variety of plugins and software to make it do what it does, these require regular updates to ensure there's no security vulnerabilities and are fully functional. Our plans mange the installation of these updates and ensure these updates don't end up breaking your website due to our update testing process. We'll manage all of this so you don't have to.

Next, backups. When was the last time you backed up your website? Never? Our plans include weekly backups for your website (daily if you are an e-commerce site) so if you ever make a mistake on your site, delete something or just wish to roll back to a previous version, we can make this happen.

Hosting, this is what actually keeps your website on the internet, without hosting, there's no website! That's why a fast & reliable host is essential, luckily we provide just that, included in our plans is super fast cloud based hosting to ensure your website loads & performs the best it can at all times.

Finally, security. Updating the website software keeps your site secure and protects from software vulnerabilities but what about those annoying hackers that are a little more determined? We run monitoring software to look out for hackers or people trying to break their way into the admin panel. Any IP addresses that try to login with the wrong username automatically get blocked, permanently.

All of this is a lot to think about isn't it? Don't worry, we'll look after all of this and even provide you a report at the end of the month to let you know what's happened on your site during the month and even analytics data so you know how many visitors you have on your site!

If this sounds like something you don't want to have to worry about, let us know, we'll happily advise the best options for looking after your website. Drop us an email at care@saundersdesign.co.uk, use our contact form or give us a call on +44 2477 103 596.

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