Without website maintenance, a website will; get hacked, bloat, be penalised by Google (secretly), get blacklisted, be used for phishing, accumulate errors, suffer from (accidental?) black-hat SEO and simply – slow down. Websites eventually break if not supported (click here if your site is broken).
Don’t confuse hosting with maintenance. “Hosting” services are mostly set and forget. They leave website maintenance & health up to you (or us).
|Your Website Type||#Pages||Yearly||Monthly*|
|Small Business / Basic Corporate||< 30||$549||$49|
|Ecommerce/Complex Websites||< 20||$649||$59|
|Custom-Built Db Sites||n/a||$549+ (POA)||$64+|
* One year minimum.
Complex sites need more than hosting. Yes, maintenance does mean keeping 3rd party plugins and software up to date – but that’s a small part of what we do. A website maintenance plan will also cover you for the following on-site issues;
If you need your site updated, please check our website content updating page.
If you are not hosted, we will host your site for free on a blisteringly fast, WordPress-configured LiteSpeed server (SSD card, 20X normal speed) – perfect for SEO. Any site with more than 20 pages and a CMS (WordPress, Joomla or Drupal) needs managed hosting. It’s a form of insurance.
Google rolls out new SEO rules frequently (in the past it has done so daily) – so you need to be fixing those on the go. Requirements for SSL, mobile-friendly websites or de-indexing due to keyword-stuffing are highlights of the last 5 years. Get up to speed and know what you can (white hat SEO) and can’t do (black hat SEO) on your website. Just “leaving it” will guarantee problems down the track. Hire a professional webmaster to maintain your website and sleep peacefully from only $349pa.
Website hosting means putting your website on a server which is connected to the internet backbone. Period.
Wholesale hosting is very cheap. You can host hundreds of sites on a good server for less than A$600pa. However, the cheaper the hosting, the cheaper the quality (of the server and service they provide). I could strap a laptop to the internet backbone and charge for hosting. Instead I choose to maintain client websites properly. That way they are always ready for resale or upgrading in the future. Our managed sites are rarely more than 4 weeks old.
I use specialist WordPress Hosting (today’s favourites; www.siteground.com.au – great support, www.queenslandhosting.com – super fast Aussie server and www.a2hosting.com – reliable and serious hosting with 24/7 chat support.
Hosting providers can help you with SSL, bandwidth and space issues on your website – but few hosting providers will keep your website up to date. In fact, some hosts simply send you a message when something goes wrong – asking you to fix it becase your site is compromising their security.
Geoffrey specialises in keeping your website serviced and up to date.
Websites on our maintenance plan are, on average, only ever about 1 month old. If you bought your site in 2012, we will update and maintain the software behind your site for just $549pa. Websites are very much like The Ship of Theseus. Did Theseus arrive home in the same ship after all a whole year of war and maritime upgrades?
Depending on your server (or the theme your developer used to build your site) there are limits. Imagine Theseus’ ship with just a few of its original bolts and planks. :)
Website maintenance doesn’t mean adding fresh content to your site (although anything which takes us under 12 minutes is free). Fresh content is a service we provide as SEO & Content Marketing.
In short, we keep all that software running smoothly. In the case of WordPress that means you can upgrade your site easily.
Yes. If by updating a site you mean changing images, text, media and other content on the site.
Updating your written content is essential for good SEO. Check out our website updates plans for updating content such as photos, text, graphics and forms. Our Content Marketing Plans. Content Marketing is the latest buzzword in SEO, but really it’s the ultimate best way to keep your site fresh and relevant (and get it indexed properly by Google for best chance SEO).
Hosting on a fast (Litespeed) Apache server is included with all our maintenance plans – but we don’t offer hosting alone (we used to until one guy changed both his master username and password to his first name – resulting in 3 weeks of site rebuilds after a massive bot hack). So no. We’e not brave enough to let you play on the server.
We are also happy to work with your existing hosting provider.
Content tweaks that take less than 12 minutes (e.g. changing text or minor image updates) are included in our website maintenance fee. This could be;
Send the files attached to an email and we’ll put them up there. Other services are charged at $99/hr. But we bulk-sell web development hours.
Amanda says . . .
Geoffrey Multimedia saved me. My website had been hacked, I had lost my Cpanel passwords and was ready to cry. I anticipated it costing heaps and becoming a drama. But no! Edwin efficiently and elegantly answered my call for help, got me back up and running within hours (the same day!) and gave me a great website maintenance plan price to keep it running, healthy and up to date forever (or as long as I wanted it).
I am still stunned at the great service, price and thrilled that I can support an AUSTRALIAN business rather then sending my money overseas to save a few bucks. Thanks a bunch, Edwin!
For one yearly price, we include minor website content updates (such as updating staff info, adding new images, simple text changes and deleting old info). For a full content marketing and SEO service, see this page (or this one for SEO alone).