Website maintenance is a critical part of owning and operating a website. Here at Buzz Pro Studio, I provide a host of website services, and website maintenance is foremost among them. Maintenance is automatically included in all website management services. But I also provide more basic maintenance service packages that don’t include expanded website management.
Most websites run on content management systems, or website software. This software needs to be kept updated to ensure that a website works correctly and remains secure from various online threats. In addition, websites use a variety of smaller software and file packages that render the design or add features and functionality to the site. These also must be kept updated or a website’s design and functionality can break, rendering it partially or fully inoperable.
But there’s more to website maintenance. A website should be reviewed regularly to ensure that everything is in working order and that the information on the site is current. Checks should be conducted to ensure that there are no broken links or images and that a website is working properly across various platforms, including desktop computers, tablets, and mobile phones.
One of the most important elements of website maintenance is backing up a website. There are countless ways that a website can disappear from the internet, from a hack to failure to pay domain registration or hosting fees. Backups ensure that if something goes horribly wrong, the website can be restored quickly and easily rather than having to be rebuilt from the ground up.
Website maintenance can include a host of other activities that keep a website running smoothly and performing well, such as running reports and monitoring a website’s performance.
Finally, troubleshooting is an important part of website maintenance. When problems arise, make sure that someone is responsible for your website and will get these issues will be fixed.
Whether you need someone to provide full website management or basic website maintenance, Buzz Pro Studio can help. I offer a range of website services.
Melissa Donovan is a website consultant and copywriter. She is also the founder and editor of Writing Forward and the author of over seven books.