Your website is the starting point of any successful digital marketing strategy, and the many facets of website design and development can have a major influence on your website’s performance. This is why at RYCO Design, website maintenance and support for New Hampshire businesses and non-profits is our agency’s expertise.
Monthly WP Maintenance & Support Services
WordPress releases an update on average of every two months. Upgrades are typically to fix bugs and a variety of security issues. Upgrades also add new features and functionality that can improve the overall design and performance of your website. The main components that need to be updated regularly are the WP core, themes, plugins and any other third-party software that powers your website so that everything continues to run smoothly. We offer the following services to ensure your website continues to perform well:
We will ensure that automatic backups to the database and core files are being performed. We will also store a copy of the website backup off-site.
To prevent security vulnerabilities, we will keep your website up-to-date with the latest released version of WordPress.
We will make the necessary updates to your website plugins and confirm the plugins are compatible with the latest version of WP.
We will keep your website theme up-to-date with the latest released version and patch any vulnerabilities in your WordPress theme.
Security Monitoring & Protection
We will monitor security threats and take proactive steps to ensure website security.
Website Care & Cleanup
Each month, we will review your website and clear/optimize the database, clear your spam and clear your website cache.
Website Maintenance Plan Pricing
It’s important to have website updates performed regularly by a professional web developer who knows what they’re doing and can monitor and tackle any issues that may arise from an upgrade. Software updates usually go smoothly, but occasionally they conflict with each other and can trigger malfunctions that can cause a poor experience for your visitors, or worse yet, bring your website down entirely.
As a RYCO Design managed website maintenance plan holder, we will also keep resources on tap and re-work our schedule to address any urgent issues that arise. We provide non-emergency website support to all our New Hampshire clients Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. We are also available outside the normal business hours for emergency situations.
Managed Website Services
- Daily Backups
- WordPress, Plugin & Theme Updates
- PHP Updates
- Security Monitoring & Protection
- Website Care & Cleanup
- Premium Plugin License Renewals
- Priority Support
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Website Security Services
With WordPress being the most popular website platform, it is more prone to hacks and attacks. Because threats on WordPress are becoming more common, we implement the best security tools to help eliminate the brute force attacks and to avoid any critical issues that can occur. Here are some of the proactive security steps we take to ensure your website will remain secure.
The most common WP hacking attempts use stolen passwords. You can make that difficult by using stronger passwords that are unique for your website. Not only should you use strong and unique passwords for the admin area, but also for FTP accounts, the database and the hosting account.
Block Brute Force Attacks
We implement protection that prevents brute force attacks by locking out users after too many login failures, locking out users after using the “forgot password” form too many times and prevent WP from giving hackers information about what usernames may exist on your system.
Country Blocking is designed to stop an attack, prevent content theft or end malicious activity that originates from a geographic region. Blocking countries such as India and Russia; who are regularly creating failed logins, a large number of page not found errors and are clearly engaging in malicious activity; is an effective way to protect your website.
Web Application Firewall
A Web Application Firewall stops you from getting hacked by identifying malicious traffic, blocking attackers before they can access your website.
If we do find that your website has been compromised, we will repair, remove or revert back to a recent backup of the website to repair the hacked files.
Website Maintenance FAQ
Who is the best hosting provider for WordPress websites?
WP Engine stands out as a top-tier choice when it comes to WordPress hosting, offering a host of exceptional features and capabilities. As a WordPress-dedicated hosting provider, WP Engine consistently ranks among the best in the industry for the following reasons:
- WordPress Optimization: WP Engine is finely tuned to cater specifically to WordPress websites. This specialization ensures seamless compatibility and optimal performance, making it an ideal choice for WordPress enthusiasts.
- Impressive Speed and Performance: In the realm of load times, WP Engine shines with some of the swiftest and smoothest loading speeds. This means your website visitors will experience minimal waiting times and a seamless browsing experience.
- Real-Time Support: WP Engine goes the extra mile by providing real-time support to its premium clients. This instant assistance is invaluable when you encounter any technical issues or require assistance with your WordPress site.
- Scalable Pricing Plans: Recognizing the diverse needs of businesses, WP Engine offers a range of pricing plans. This flexibility allows startups and small businesses to kickstart their online journey with a robust hosting solution and later transition to more advanced options as they grow. For detailed pricing information, you can explore WP Engine's pricing page.
- Production, Staging and Development Environment: WP Engine enhances your workflow with a staging and development environment. This feature enables you to preview changes and edits to your site without affecting the live, public-facing version. It's a valuable tool for maintaining a professional and uninterrupted online presence.
- Robust Security Measures: Security is paramount, and WP Engine acknowledges this by providing a suite of security tools. These include SSL certification, website password protection, and firewalls. Moreover, WP Engine simplifies the task of safeguarding your data by offering effortless backup and restore options for previous versions of your WordPress website.
Do I need to sign a long-term website maintenance contract?
No, you don't need to sign a long-term contract. We believe in providing flexibility to our clients, and you have the freedom to cancel our services at any time. We understand that your needs may change, and our goal is to make the website maintenance process as hassle-free as possible. Whether you require our services for a month, a year, or longer, you're not locked into a binding contract, giving you peace of mind and control over your website maintenance experience.
Can you fix my slow website?
Absolutely, we can help you fix your slow website. Whether your website is experiencing slow loading times, poor responsiveness, or other performance issues, we have the expertise to diagnose the problem and implement effective solutions. Our goal is to enhance your website's speed, ensuring a smooth and efficient user experience for your visitors. Here are some of the optimization techniques we'll use to speed up your site:
- Optimization: Implement best practices for web performance, such as optimizing images, reducing HTTP requests, leveraging browser caching, and minimizing render-blocking resources.
- Content Delivery Network (CDN): Consider using a CDN to distribute your website's content for faster delivery to users around the world.
- Hosting: Ensure you have reliable hosting with adequate resources for your website's needs. Upgrading your hosting plan or provider may be necessary.
When do you perform website updates/maintenance?
We perform scheduled website updates and maintenance on the 1st of each month. This routine maintenance is designed to keep your website up-to-date, secure, and running smoothly. However, we understand that issues can arise at any time. If you encounter any problems or require immediate assistance throughout the month, don't worry. We're here to help! We are ready to jump in and address any issues promptly to ensure that your website remains operational and hassle-free. Your website's performance and security are our top priorities.
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Based in Hanover, NH, we are an on-demand, full-service web development and digital marketing agency. We keep overhead low so we can provide agency-caliber creative work—quickly—to a variety of industries throughout the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, New England and across the country.