If you have a WordPress website you may be wondering whether you need to invest in professional WordPress management, and what the benefits may be. Does your website really need that much maintenance?
1. Peace of mind
Are your security patches up to date? Do you have regular site backups that can be restored if something happens? Are you on top of software and plugin updates? Do you know when it’s appropriate to roll them out?
These are the sort of things that management can take care of for you, likely without you knowing it happened. Proper site maintenance means fewer problems, and a professional WordPress management team can evaluate updates and patches, and test them prior to launching them on your site so you can rest assured it will be done correctly.
2. Ensuring you use the best hosting platform for your website
Hosting is a big determining factor for website performance and security.
We’ll ensure the website is set up on a host that uses a cloud-based, containerized platform specifically designed for hosting WordPress websites. Using a global CDN and distributing containers across several physical locations will mean that your website will run consistently faster in all geographic locations. The added benefit of this is that the website will automatically become redundant, as there will no longer be a single point of failure in a server that can be taken offline by power outages, spikes in traffic, or targeted ‘denial of service’ attacks.
By having professional WordPress management, you can ensure your site is always hosted on a top platform. It’s your WordPress management team’s job to make sure that your site is moved to a new host or upgraded when appropriate.
3. Account manager support
Whether you’re adding several new pages or swapping out a headshot, sometimes you need a little help. Your dedicated account manager can help you quickly make an update quickly and properly. Your account manager is also there to discuss any new work you may be considering and generally provide you with support.
4. Emergency plan of action
Assuming that an emergency will never arise almost never pays off. Despite your best efforts, unanticipated problems can occur, including site errors or human errors. When something unexpected occurs with your site, you don’t want to be left without a support team to step in and correct the issue. Having a knowledgeable WordPress management team in place in case of emergencies is essential.
Not all management plans are created equal. The fact of the matter is that some sites need more consistent attention while others need baseline technical management.
It’s important to consider the needs of your business and how each plan can benefit you, but the key is to have a plan that keeps your website in working order and a team that’s ready to help when you need it.
Whether you need a new website or are interested in a full digital retainer, we can help.