If you have ever paid a web developer or a company to do a web project for you, they may have suggested maintenance for your website. Many times, a client will just hire someone to put a website up and they might be under the impression that it ends there. But now with the ability to just buy or develop on a pre-packaged CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress you either have to take responsibility for updating your website to the most current version of that CMS and hope there is no errors or you have to find someone that can do it for you.
So before you kindly decline the offer for Website Maintenance here are some things you may want to consider.
It’s Your Insurance Policy
Think of Web Maintenance as an Insurance Policy for your Website. When you buy a new car or buy a house do you decline on having it insured? Think of your website the same way. By having a website maintenance contract you are buying the reassurance that your website will be taken care of and kept up to date. There for lessening the threat of it being hacked or having to deal with down time.
Someone else can handle hosting issues or other technical issues for you
If you have ever participated in having a website developed, you have heard of Web Hosting. Sometimes your website may have an issue that is with the Web Hosting company that you are paying to host your website. Do you know how to open a ticket or if they gave you instructions on certain database requests would you know how to handle those? By having someone doing your maintenance they can contact the web hosting company on your behalf and have the knowledge to fix problems that may arise from your host.
If you have WordPress then you know a lot of things that you can do can be handled by plugins. They are great because they are prepackaged, cost saving tools that allow you to have custom menus, beautiful slides and a multitude of other functions. But as the internet moves forward sometimes plugins need updates. The reason for these updates is to push new functionality or even to protect your website from a bug that could have your website hacked. A majority of the time you can easily click update and not even notice the change. But there has been cases where that update can mean devastation for your website, because of a major functionality change that plugin may not work with others, or it won’t be compatible any longer. When you have maintenance contract, the plugin updates are properly reviewed and a safety backup is taken of your site before deployment. This allows you to keep the security of your code up to date, without worry.
Ease of Changing or updating Content
Some maintenance plans include development hours. not everyone thinks they need them, but then one day you decide to create a new page or add a new feature and it doesn’t work with the current format your website offers. By having a contract you can with ease make that change and save the hassle of finding a developer to make those changes for you in a timely manner.
And that last statement brings me to one of the most awesome parts of having a maintenance package. You will have a Web Developer at all times at your finger tips! You will not have to hire someone to make simple development changes because you already have them on your Rolodex. When you use JS Web Solutions for your maintenance needs we put our prepaying web maintenance clients first in our queue. So if you do need a developer you’re not waiting weeks to get on their docket for work. You are guaranteed to be made a priority and can have it done in days, saving you time.
JS Web Solutions is about finding our clients workable solutions to their web and business needs. We make it easy for people to sign up and have the piece of mind that their website is being taken care of by our service: WP Service Call . We offer a variety of plans to fit all needs and can be easily viewed at WP Service Call plans page.