We live in an age where software is evolving rapidly each day. This is great news for progress but it also means that if you don’t keep on top of your website maintenance then you will end up with a website that is prone to hacking attempts and security attacks.
I was asked recently to update a website for a client that was inherited from another agency. The website maintenance had been neglected for over a year and the WordPress software was really out-of-date. The client wasn’t aware that their website had been hacked but as soon as I looked into updating it, it was obvious. An automated piece of software had found its way into the core WordPress code base and was editing old posts on the website and adding in spam links. Not only this but the programme was connecting to the hosting server’s email system and sending out spam emails in the guise of a well known bank to tens of thousands of people every day which resulted in a slow web server and a warning of potential fines and legal action from the bank if it wasn’t rectified immediately. Website maintenance would have helped prevent this from happening.
The problems were removed but it took longer than it would have done to keep the website up to date in the first place and obviously placed more stress into the situation, too.
Steve Perry Creative offers zenplan, monthly website maintenance plans which keep your website software up-to-date, provide automated daily backups, run automated malware scanners plus more. Some plans also include a little bit of extra pre-booked time to cover website amendments. As it’s often more cost effective to make these changes whilst already working on your website these rates are discounted.
|WordPress zenplan Basic||WordPress zenplan Bronze||WordPress zenplan Silver||WordPress zenplan Gold|
|WordPress and Plugin Updates|
|Automated Off-site Backups||Monthly||Daily||Every 12h||Hourly|
|Automated Malware / Hack Scanning||Weekly||Daily||Daily|
|Monthly Report||(on request)||(on request)||(on request)||(on request)|
|Monthly Hours Included||0||1||2||4|
|Price per Month||£50||£90||£130||£200|
|Saving per Month||0||£10||£20||£50|
|Magento zenplan Basic||Magento zenplan Bronze||Magento zenplan Silver||Magento zenplan Gold|
|Magento and Module Updates*|
|Monthly Hours Included||0||2||4||8|
|Price per Month||£100||£150||£230||£400|
|Saving per Month||0||£50||£70||£100|
|Monthly Report||Coming soon|
|Automated Off-site Backups||Coming soon|
|Automated Malware / Hack Scanning||Get in touch for a price.|
If you would like to get started with zenplan or would like more details then use the form below.
*The Magento plans don’t include major releases for example version 1.x to 2.x as these updates require extensive foundational changes and are much less common. Due to the complexities of working with Magento there is a 6-month minimum term applied to those plans. Security scans do not clean your website for you, they just notify of potential problems which can then be addressed. If the hours included are not used every month they will roll over for a maximum of 3 months, they then revert back to the agreed monthly allocation. No refunds will be offered.