As a blog tool, publishing platform and a free and open source CMS (Content Management System) – Wordpress has many takers across the globe. Released in 2003, WordPress is one of the ‘most friendly’ website management systems, available in the market today.
Businesses invest time and money on getting/developing WordPress sites/blogs. However, due to pressing business needs and other factors, most do not care much in ensuring the stability and performance of their website. They presume, the site has been developed ‘quite well’ already AND things would work pretty fine ‘on its own’, then after – without any web-assistance.
However, this is wrong. WordPress releases new versions, upgrades, frequently. Security and Maintenance updates are quite common, of them. Please note, websites are just like ‘Apartments’ and demand time and attention from/of the owner. They require regular maintenance work. Just imagine a situation, where you visit/attend your purchased apartment ‘once in a blue moon’. And get the sight of spider webs, cockroaches, ants and other creepy creatures, everywhere. Think of clearing/cleaning all the mess, then, taking time.
Yes! Your WordPress site can be one like your APARTMENT, turning out to be a ‘safe haven’ for the hackers, spammers, viruses, malware and other destructive programs, when you start ignoring it, for several reasons.
For the very reason (based on the comparison above), it is important that you attend your WordPress website on a regular/periodic basis, without fail. Getting into Website Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) would be a great idea, in such a scenario, for software maintenance, program updates, data storage/management and support on a regular basis. The website owners can keep worries at bay by signing a contract and ensure dedicated support and service from the AMC service provider.
By getting into Annual Maintenance Contract, the companies can remain assured that their website remains safe and secure, always. Instead worrying about WordPress site maintenance and support, they can better focus on business development, client relationship management, and other core activities.
Under the AMC, the service providers help companies with following (inclusive, but not limited to)-
- Upgrade/update WordPress Core with new versions, as and when released
- Help with off-site backup and storage
- Backup site, plugins , themes, data, files; remove unused/unwanted themes, plugins
- Optimize database; clean, repair and clear old database tables, forms etc.
- Scan and test for web/application vulnerabilities
- Do security audits (performance check, malware/virus removal etc.)
- Check and fix links (broken, dead, internal, bad links, link breaks)
- Remove unsolicited blog comments and maintain blog site
- Review features/functionalities (test browser/device compatibility, navigation, 404 errors etc.)
- Update sitemap
WE3LABS India has been helping online businesses with reliable and affordable website maintenance services and has different AMC packages befitting the budget and preferences of companies. For more information, please reach WE3LABS.
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