A modern website is a complex tool. Like any complex tool it requires regular attention and care.
How can a care plan help?
We setup UpdraftPlus Premium plugin on your website. It is one of the best backup plugins on the market.
When it runs, it takes a copy of all files and the database at regular intervals – usually daily.
To protect your assets, backups are stored on a remote server or a cloud file store of your choice.
For a information type website, taking a backup once a day is usually sufficient. For WooCommerce websites with many orders, it is safer to backup database multiple times every day.
The best strategy of defending a website from hackers and malware is to regularly update it.
Standard and Premium care plans include regular updates to WordPress, themes and plugins.
With Basic care plan we will do updates on best effort basis only.
If an update doesn’t go well, we will restore your website from a backup.
For complex updates that involve many plugins it may be sensible to test changes on a staging / development server first. Testing updates incurs an additional fee. However if you run a busy e-commerce website, it is money well-spent.
Hacker and Malware Protection
On every website we install iThemes Security Pro. This is a premium website protection plugin.
What features of this plugin do we like the most?
Local and Network Brute Force protection – protects against unauthorised login attempts and blocks attackers.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
File Change Detection
Sucuri SiteCheck integration
Uptime and Visual Monitoring
For every client we setup uptime and visual monitors.
Uptime monitors run checks every minute.
Constant monitoring is a reliable way to detect if there are problems with your web hosting. If a web host is overloaded (oversold), then the website will go down time to time and its performance won’t be consistent like on the snapshot below.
Visual Monitoring helps to detect unexpected changes in your website, caused by either incorrect updates or website being hacked.
By taking care of your website, we preserve your investments and prolong useful life of your website
And if you subscribe to our Premium Care Plan, you get access to our collection of premium themes and plugins (setup fee may apply).
Do you need more convincing?
You can enjoy premium service and save on license costs at the same time!