What is website maintenance?
Website maintenance is the process of ensuring a website is up-to-date and void of any technical issues or other errors that would negatively impact performance. Website maintenance is crucial for any website, but especially for those that drive a business’ revenue or inbound leads. Site performance, security, speed, usability, etc., all play into a website’s ability to perform and encourage users to complete the desired action or set of actions.
How much does website maintenance cost?
On average, expect to pay $100 – $250 for website maintenance services from reputable web development companies. OuterBox standard billing rate for development work is $165. We will work with your business to determine a pricing structure and maintenance plan in line with your website goals and budget.
How long does website maintenance take?
Website maintenance is an ongoing process that is neverending. As the web continues to evolve, new standards are adopted, and new ways of doing things become scalable, updates to your website will be necessary. That being said, some updates take longer than others. If you need an image swapped on a blog article, a reputable company should be able to make that change in just a few minutes. Understanding your website’s maintenance needs will give you a better understanding of how many hours of work you can anticipate during a given time period.
Do website maintenance services vary for different CMS
Yes, while some things are the same no matter what CMS you are on, there are many CMS-specific website maintenance issues out there. For example, WordPress Core Code and frequent plugin updates from developers can make a WordPress webmasters job never-ending. WordPress also has many CMS-specific security issues that need to be regularly addressed.
Will we have an account manager and how does communication work?
For website maintenance services at OuterBox, you will have an account manager made your main point of contact who will act as a liaison to the development team that will be making the majority of your website updates.