Join me in one of my WordPress maintenance and support agreements and I can host your site, manage all your backups and oversee any software updates (including plugins like Woocommerce) as well as carrying out any bespoke changes you need.
The packages I offer are:
£70+VAT per site per month
- Hosting (optional)
- 0x hours of support each month (additional charged at £60 per hour)
£150+VAT per site per month
- Hosting (optional)
- 2x hours of support each month (additional charged at £50 per hour)
WordPress software updates (WordPress core version, themes and plugins)
One of the big advantages to WordPress is that you can edit and publish content yourself. But the WordPress system itself is actually something if a coding behemoth. The way plugins interact with each, with the main WordPress version – and let’s not forget themes which are often poorly put together – can all have very big impacts on your site. It’s not uncommon for a seemingly innocuous update to take your entire site offline.
And after that happens, well you need a professional just to get it working again.
I research all the different versions first, looking into how they’ll work together before I ever update anything. So not only will the site work after I’m done, there’s no fear of it being taken offline even temporarily while I run the upgrade processes.
It goes without saying that you need backups. Backing up protects you if your site is hacked, goes offline, or even just if you click a few wrong buttons and delete some really key content.
I manage all this, backing up the database daily (which protects your settings and content) and the entire file-base twice a week too.
More than that, I back things up in a remote location. Most backup tools just save a copy of the website onto the same hosting it runs from. If the server fails or has a problem not only will you lose your site – but all your backups too!
By keeping your backups on a secure remote server they will always be available should you need them.
I host a lot of sites, with almost zero downtime. The servers are optimised for speed, and because of my extensive WordPress knowledge I’ve made a few custom tweaks to help WordPress run as quickly as possible.
All my servers are physically based in the UK – which is ideal. If you run a UK business and/or target the UK market, the best place to host your site is locally. That way your customers don’t have to load sites across the ocean, they’re all nearby and much faster.