WordPress & Server Maintenance

The WordPress & Server Maintenance Subscription (WSMS) is a scheduled maintenance review and website update program.

Why do I need a WordPress & Server Maintenance Subscription?

Our servers are well protected, and we take every precaution to maintain secure uptime for all our hosting accounts. The weakest link in security is WordPress-driven websites because of the constant updates.

Over time, WordPress, the theme used, and any add-on plugins installed become outdated and need updating. The primary reason is website security vulnerabilities because of the outdated items. Improved functionality is also a big reason. The hacker community constantly searches for vulnerabilities that allow access to your website and our server. Having access could lead to hackers taking over your site and holding some content for ransom.

When making changes or updates to your content, we often make updates if the updates are minor. However, most updates are not minor and can risk breaking a website if left unattended. For this reason, I am recommending subscribing to our regularly scheduled maintenance program.

More About the program

What is the Website & Server Maintenance Subscription?

The Website & Server Maintenance Subscription (WSMS) is a scheduled maintenance review and website update program. Every 90 days, we will log in to your site and ensure that everything is up to date. We back up your site before updating your WordPress version, theme, and plugins. The backup will ensure that your site can be recovered if any updates create issues. We also check your server’s status to ensure no technical alerts or email issues need attention.

We are on-call as necessary during the agreement term – call us with any technology-related issues. Additionally, we install WordFence, an additional level of protection, which sends out alerts when updates are required on your website. We monitor these notifications to determine if an update is critical or not. You can be copied on the email notices; otherwise, we handle any notifications.

Here’s a Recap of WSMS Services:

  • Routine Backup of your website utilizing the Updraft plugin – backups include all database and WordPress files stored offline.
  • Check the current WordPress version and update to the latest version
  • Verify that your Theme is current and up to date
  • Check any WordPress add-on plugins and make updates as required
  • Audit your server through cPanel for memory/bandwidth usage, email issues, etc.
  • Add the WordFence plugin to your website to monitor your site, additional security firewall, and update notifications.

WSMS is a Recurring Payment Subscription:

  • The $90.00 Sign-up fee is one-time and includes installation of WordPress support plugins and offsite server backup setup (includes the first update).
  • Every 3 Months, your maintenance will be automatically billed $60 until canceled.
  • Annual Payment Available – $180 (Save $60) plus one-time $90 setup (includes the first update).
  • On-Demand Maintenance –  $90 (per requested service)
Please feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss your maintenance and security needs.