Keep your website running smoothly
Protect your website investment by keeping it up to date and backed up
After your website is built and online, the whole world has access to it. This is why WordPress works hard to release new updates for their system. Your WordPress website needs regular maintenance to stay ahead of hackers, and spam bots. What most people don’t know is that it’s not just WordPress releasing updates; themes and plugins also update regularly. Keeping your WordPress website up-to-date is very important. In 2012 a large group of computers were automated to hack WordPress websites in a brute force attack. WordPress releases regular updates with security fixes and patches to help prevent potential exploits of the vulnerabilities of your website.
As of this writing (August 2013), WordPress drives 68.9 Million websites (source). Its popularity is the reason WordPress is increasingly targeted by hackers. Many website hackers’ only goal is to break into your website and deface it or use the website to deliver spam across the internet. WordPress monitors these website exploits and releases version updates to fix them. We offer a monthly maintenance plan to keep your website up to date. Not only that, but we run daily backups of your website with version history. As you make changes, rest comfortably knowing we have a working version of your website ready should you want to revert back. In the event of a website crash, we can have your website back online in hours.
Website updates are run a minimum of once a month. Sometimes there are updates we discover that will break the current theme. If the site breaks, we can revert it to working condition and advise you on the best steps moving forward.
The site is backed up on another web hosting account. Many WordPress backup solutions are stored in your web hosting. If the host goes down, the backups will become inaccessible. Our off site solution allows you to move the site to a new host if needed.
The site is backed up every 24 hours.
You call us, we will look for time stamps on your hosting account to see if we can figure out what might have changed. Sometimes a “hack” will happen, and the person will leave behind an infected file. We revert the site, and diagnose what happened so we can take steps to keep it from happening again.
Code changes. One day we are using PHP 6 and the next PHP 7. Next year it will be PHP 8. Many premium theme authors make a living selling themes and they are invested to keep the code updated. Your free theme might have been built by a student who is now working for some big company and the theme goes unsupported. As WordPress updates, there is a chance your theme’s code will stop working with it. In these cases we can try to maintain the theme, or help migrate to a new theme.