WordPress Website Help > Maintenance

maintenance [meyn-tuh-nuh ns]

The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep.

WordPress and the themes and plugins that are used to improve WordPress are constantly changing. Most of the changes are improvement and security fixes, so it's important to keep on top of them.

But backing up your website, updating the themes, updating the plugins, and auditing your site, can be tedious.

On top of that, hackers and bots are out there 24/7 trying to find ways to get into your site and use it for nefarious purposes. Knowing how to quickly respond to threats is super important in keeping your website and reputation safe.

This also assumes you know what the issue is and how to deal with it. A lot of time can be spent trying to figure out what is happening before you can even hope to find a solution. This can be an unexpected burden on your day and your sanity!

That's where I can help.

I've spent the last 20 years finding the best combination of solutions to protect websites in the most efficient way possible.

I can't guarantee that your site won't go down but I can guarantee that I will do everything in my power to prevent it.

And if your website does go down, I have a backup plan to restore it as quickly as possible.

If you would like to tap into that knowledge and delegate something that can be a huge timesuck, then you may want to consider signing up for my monthly maintenance program.

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Website Monitoring

Detailed Services

Website Monitoring

Your website is checked every 5 minutes by UptimeRobot and every 24 hours by  Wordfence.

Notifications are sent to me when the website is down or there is something happening that may compromise the security of your website.

Outages longer than 15 minutes and critical security issues will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Downtime and security issues will be included in your monthly report.

Website Backups

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Website Backups

A full-restore version of your website will be created every month using All-In-One WP Migration.

The backup file will be saved in a private Dropbox account only accessible by you and Alisha McFarland.

Anytime the backup is needed, I will restore the latest version to get your website up and running as quickly as possible.

A backup confirmation will be included in your monthly report.

Website Security

Detailed Services

Website Monitoring

Your website is scanned every 24 hours by Wordfence.

It examines all the website files looking for malicious code, backdoors, shells that hackers have installed, known malicious URLs and known patterns of infections.

Notifications are sent to me when it finds something that may compromise the security of your website so I can resolve them as quickly as possible.

Security issues will be included in your monthly report.

Website Updates

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Website Updates

WordPress, the theme, and any plugins that require it will be updated monthly.

A website audit of each page of your website will be conducted to confirm that the updates did not cause any conflicts.

Anytime the updates do cause issues, they will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Any issues will be included in your monthly report.

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