You maintain your car, your home and even your business, but what about your website?
WordPress sites require regular maintenance to perform well and stay as secure as possible against the latest threats. Avoiding these maintenance tasks due to time restrictions or budget could end up costing you more.
The solution is purchasing a WordPress checkup package. All the maintenance is handled by experts on a routine basis, saving you valuable time and money.
Site Maintenance Is Time Consuming
There’s more to maintaining your site than uploading new content regularly. You’d likely do more than just put petrol in your car, right? The same applies here. The problem is it takes time to learn how to do everything and more time to do it yourself. When you’re busy running a business, creating content for your site and working with your customers, you don’t always have that time.
Consider how much time it’d take you to do the following on a regular basis:
- Daily site backups
- WordPress updates
- Plugin/theme updates
- File backups
- Security scanning
- Uptime monitoring
- Bug fixes
You also have to think about what happens if your site is hacked and the time it’d take to recover. With scheduled checkups, someone else does all this for you. From a spring cleaning to monthly checks, you’ll save hours you can reinvest in your business.
Skipping Costs You Money
You might think it’s easier to just skip it. Things are working right for now and you can’t see a good reason for updating or backing up your site. A recent survey showed 47% of WordPress site owners only back their up every few months while 21% only do it occasionally.
Think of all the changes you make to your site within a few months. If you didn’t have a recent backup in the event of a failed update, a security issue or even accidental file deletion, you’d have to spend extra time trying to redo everything from the last few months.
You still might feel safe until you realize 30,000 new sites are hacked daily and hackers aren’t always interested in how popular your site is. It can happen to anyone.
Recovering your files, re-doing your website and dealing with days, weeks or even months of downtime all cost you money. Remember, the longer your site is down for maintenance, the more of your customers that you lose to the competition. Checkups keep your site up and running and you’ll only have minimal downtime in the event something does go wrong.
Maintenance Has To Be Done Right
In a perfect world, you could just push a button and your WordPress site, plugins and theme would update with no problems. In the real world, problems do happen. For instance, you might update WordPress and discover your theme is incompatible. What happens then? If you have a backup, you could always go back to your latest backup.
Another option is using professionals who can handle any issues that happen during the update process. Instead of your site being ruined, updates are performed and problems fixed without you or your visitors noticing anything.
Checkups Catch What You Might Miss
A WordPress checkup also checks your site to see what’s causing poor performance, downtime and glitches. These are things you might not have even found if you didn’t know exactly what to look for. Poor performance drives visitors away. With every visitor that leaves, you’re losing money.
Think of your site’s checkup like your own. You look in a mirror, but you can’t tell if your blood pressure is high, low or okay without a doctor checking you out. The same applies to your site. Sometimes it takes an expert eye to see what’s wrong. Just like a doctor, experts are able to diagnose and treat your site’s issues.
If you’ve invested in a website, the next logical step is to invest in a WordPress checkup. You might be able to handle some tasks on your own, but why risk missing something? These checkups are cost effective and save you precious time. Choose just what you need or let someone handle all the background maintenance for you. Your site’s health doesn’t have to decline as long as it’s well taken care of.
Does your site need a checkup? Contact StuartMedia’s Exeter Based WordPress Support Company – WP Get Support today for a variety of checkup options to suit any WordPress site.
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