A proper maintenance plan can protect your website from malicious attacks and accidental mistakes by you or anyone working on your site, including your Webmaster or host provider. Things do happen and you need to be prepared for them.
A website maintenance plan is a critical component of any website security plan.
Can you keep your website safe? Implement your own maintenance plan? Yes, of course you can. You can purchase some of the services that we use, and set up your own automated backup solutions. We will even tell you how to do it if you ask. However, you must have the skills required to get your website back up when something bad happens.
The RSPONSIV Annual Maintenance Plans can do it all for you while you relax and focus on your business, friends, or family.
RSPONSIV Web Services offers two Annual Maintenance Plans: Maintenance Basic and Maintenance Basic+
Maintenance Basic is designed to offer maximum website protection and convenience for our clients and includes these features:
- WordPress Updates (Core files, Plugins, and Themes)
- Regular Website Backups
- Sucuri Complete Website Security (Pro Plan)
- ManageWP Site Management
- Guaranteed $45/hr Rate for all site changes (Our normal rates are $50-75/hr)
- Includes all of Maintenance Basic
- Prepaid Designer/Developer Time at $40/hr
Maintenance Plan Details
Keeping the software that runs your website up to date is part of the solution for protecting it from attacks. RSPONSIV regularly updates WordPress Core files, Themes, and Plugins.
Before an update is performed on your website, RSPONSIV verifies that the update will not break your website by installing the update to an off-line copy of your website.
Regular Website Backups
Backups are performed:
- Daily (kept for the last 20 days)
- More frequent backups can be arranged
Backups are scheduled in the early morning hours to minimize impact to your viewers and stored in a cloud storage system provided by ManageWP.com.
Sucuri Complete Website Security
Sucuri provides 24/7 malware monitoring, alerting RSPONSIV when a malicious attack occurs on your website. The Sucuri Firewall is a next-generation cloud-based SaaS Website Application Firewall (WAF) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) for websites, included with RSPONSIV Maintenance Basic.
Details of the complete set of services Sucuri provides can be seen at Sucuri.net.
ManageWP Site Management Services
ManageWP provides a unified front-end that allows us to check the status of your website, perform updates, and optimize the WordPress database.
Details of the complete set of services ManageWP provides can be seen at ManageWP.com.
Guaranteed $45/hr Rate
All Maintenance Plan clients automatically receive a designer/developer rate of $45/hr, discounted from our $50-75 normal rate. Our normal rate varies depending on the task.
If you want en even better rate, checkout the Prepaid Designer/Developer Time offered with the Maintenance Basic+ Plan.
Prepaid Designer/Developer Time (Maintenance Basic+ Only)
This is designer/developer time that is pre-purchased as part of the Maintenance Agreement at the discounted rate of $40/hr. Use this time for anything you need, including major changes to your site or something small that you want but don’t want to do your self. This time also covers additional training, or support help over the phone.
Many clients can accomplish what they need for about 30 minutes per month which is why the Maintenance Basic+6 is our most popular plan, providing 6 hours of developer time throughout the year.
If you use all of your prepaid time or didn’t buy the Maintenance Basic+ Plan, help is still available. As a Maintenance client you are guaranteed a $45/hr rate, discounted form our normal $50-75/hr rate for non-Maintenance clients.
Constant change keeps your site fresh and keeps your viewers returning to see what’s new.