Website Maintenance

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What is Website Maintenance (and why is it essential)

What is website maintenance

website maintenance is suitable for people who may have some technical knowledge but don’t have enough time to do the work. Or for people with no technical knowledge and/or time to update their website.
Here’s where I do the work for you. I will keep your website, plugins and theme up to date every week as well as making daily backups of your website for those ‘just in case’ times – checking security and monitoring whether your website may be offline for any reason. And if you need support I’ll be there when you need me.

Security is pretty important. In fact, security is damn important. Hackings of your website can cost you valuable downtime, embarrassing visuals, get you in trouble with Google and cost you the chance to make money.

Yet it happens every day. This is why it is necessary for someone running a business on their website to have security measure in place.

Todd Jones

Main WP

Why is keeping your WordPress installation, plugins and theme up to date so important?

To date, WordPress powers around 42% of websites on the internet and with each new release bugs are fixed, new features added, performance enhanced and existing features kept up to date with industry standards.

Most importantly, security vulnerabilities are corrected with new versions. Hackers are constantly finding new ways to break your site just for fun or to use them for all kinds of naughty stuff like sending out spam, collecting usernames, passwords and credit card details to sell, or other dodgy dealings.

With my website maintenance plan, you can sleep at night, safe in the knowledge that your precious website is protected and safeguarded against any unwanted intruders.

Website Maintenance Plan Features

What’s Included!

  • WordPress Hosting
  • Use of RTWD Pro software licenses
  • Weekly WordPress core updates
  • Weekly Theme updates
  • Weekly Plugin updates
  • Security scan and server side firewall
  • Daily off site backup of Database and files
  • 24/7 website monitoring
  • Monthly client reports
  • Working hours support (phone and email)

What’s to come!

  • Daily vulnerability monitoring
  • Visual page monitoring
  • SSL certificate validation monitoring
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Check for 404 page errors
  • Monthly Redirects
  • Remove spam comments
  • Page speed testing report with recommendations
  • Check website forms (contact forms optin forms etc)
  • Reduced rate for fixes/changes to existing content

The Plans



Richard is a really good and positive communicator who is interested in people. He is reliable and a reassuring presence especially if your software is on the blink!

Above all Richard is a kind, helpful and honest person who loves a challenge and is great to have on your side.

with blessings

Anthony Ward

Why would an Insignificant Site Like Mine Be Attacked?

At a high level, an attacker views a vulnerable website as a juicy collection of resources that they can steal or exploit:

  • It’s backed by a server that they can use to run their own programs
  • It’s connected to the internet and likely has a squeaky-clean reputation
  • It might include interesting user data
  • It probably has traffic coming to it
  • It is likely important to you

Most of the time, they use those resources to make money. And they continue to find new creative ways to make a buck.

Using Your Server to Run Their Own Programs for:

  • Cryptocurrency Mining
  • Hosting Phishing Pages
  • Hosting Spam Pages and Injecting Spammy Links
  • Sending Spam Email
  • Attacking Other Sites
  • Hosting Malicious Content

Leveraging Your Site Traffic for:

  • Malicious Redirects
  • Defacements
  • Distributing Malware
  • Stealing Data
  • Ransomware

For the full facts take a look at the Wordfence article here

This is a message of recommendation for the services of Richard Thorne . He has been a great support bringing his many internet skills to The Avalon Community Centre . He is Community minded and this is reflected in the very generous rate for his services . I would not hesitate to recommend him to any business/personal website support .
Sincerely ,
Howard Malpas.

Avalon Centre

What If I Get Hacked!!!

For me to recover your hacked website currently costs in excess of £400, so in other words, when you do not update your website you are risking your website security, missing out on new features/improvements and risking additional costs to get your website back.

Don’t worry though, I have your back.

Website Maintenance Plan Features

What’s Included!

  • WordPress Hosting
  • Use of RTWD Pro software licenses
  • Weekly WordPress core updates
  • Weekly Theme updates
  • Weekly Plugin updates
  • Security scan and server side firewall
  • Daily off site backup of Database and files
  • 24/7 website monitoring
  • Monthly client reports
  • Working hours support (phone and email)

What’s to come!

  • Daily vulnerability monitoring
  • Visual page monitoring
  • SSL certificate validation monitoring
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Check for 404 page errors
  • Monthly Redirects
  • Remove spam comments
  • Page speed testing report with recommendations
  • Check website forms (contact forms optin forms etc)
  • Reduced rate for fixes/changes to existing content

The Plans



Richard Thorne provided me with a professional and friendly service.
He understood my vision right away and did an excellent job bringing the project to completion, making for an efficient, as well as friendly, experience.
Claire Carter

Claire Carter Gardens

Not convinced yet?

That’s okay, having a website built then not maintaining it is like buying a car and not servicing it sooner or later things will start to go wrong and get costly to fix.

But don’t worry though if a website maintenance plan isn’t for you there is a way to maintain your website without a website maintenance plan.

Office Hours

Mon: 10:00 - 17:00
Tues: 10:00 - 17:00
Wed: 10:00 - 17:00
Thur: 10:00 - 17:00
Fri: 10:00 - 17:00
Sat/Sun: Closed

Location

Richard Thorne Web Design
3 Silver Street
Glastonbury
BA6 8BS

Email: Click here
Phone: 07454150797

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