Why do I need website maintenance?
What We Offer
WordPress websites are built using dozens of third-party plugins. The developers of these plugins release updates every week. Our maintenance program will take over updating and installing updates for you.
If you don’t update plugins and themes, your website will eventually stop working. Often times updates are released to fix critical security vulnerabilities. Without fixing these, your website could be hacked and compromised. We see this happen on a monthly basis to old sites that haven’t been maintained.
Physically clicking the update button is the easy part That is certainly something that anyone can do, however maintenance isn’t that simple. Often times an update will be incompatible with another plugin, theme, or hosting environment. When this happens something will stop working, or in some cases the website will crash completely. Before we make updates, we read the developer changelogs to see what code was updated. This makes sure that the updates will work properly. If we find that an update is compatible, we will notify you and present options to fix or replace that plugin.
Updating in general is a good thing, but often times updates will cause something to break. That’s why we make a backup of your website before making any updates. If something breaks, we can restore the site within seconds. The longer a site goes without maintenance, the more difficult and time-intensive it is to make updates. There’s a greater chance of something being incompatible and breaking.
Depending on which package you choose, we backup your website anywhere from hourly to monthly. Backups up to the past 90 days are retained and can be used to restore the previous version of your site.
Your backups are saved on a secure cloud storage using Amazon S3 infrrastructure.
We backup the entire standard wordpress structure except the log files and other backup files.
Regularly updating and maintaining your site is crucial to ensuring that your site is running at full capacity. Just like cars, websites require maintenance to operate properly. Properly maintaining your site helps to ensure site security, increase the number of new visitors, boost returning traffic, and more.
We have 20+ years of experience with WordPress® development & maintenance.
We started Maintain Hero to allow businesses to continue to do what they do best and leave the worries and hassles of website security and updates to us. We have and continue to work in all different industries such as financial, non-profit, music, churches and healthcare to name a few. We are based in West Michigan in the Grand Rapids Michigan area but service anywhere in the United States. We love what we do and take great pride in providing a good honest service for our clients. We’d love to talk with you or if you’re in the area, grab a cup of coffee and see how we may be able to help you.
We are thrilled to work with you.
If you’d like more information on how we can help keep your Website running smooth and secure feel free to reach out by email or phone anytime.
We are based in West Michigan in the Grand Rapids area, lets connect in person and talk about how we can partner together.