Website maintenance and costs
Why is it necessary to upgrade and maintain the site? What is included in maintaining and changing the content on the site?
Sites, like all other software you use in your daily work, Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader and the like, have their own versions.
Each new version adds new features or fixes a security flaw. However, if you use a standard hosting service, you are just a tenant of the hosting “space” (not the software), your provider will not perform any type of upgrade for you. This means that you are responsible for maintaining your site. Every time a new upgrade version appears, you have to do it yourself. This could be every few weeks, months or every few years, depending on the type of framework on which your site is built. The cost of maintaining sites on a monthly and annual basis depends on your requirements and the site itself.
Why you need site maintenance
If you don’t upgrade your site, it can’t take advantage of new features, and hackers can gain access to your site through a “back door”.
This is why it is always advisable to keep the version of your site always updated to the latest one.
If you host your site with a DIY hosting service such as Wix or Shopify, they will take care of all versions of the upgrade, as you only “rent” their software and they are responsible for maintaining it.
What costs are included in the regular maintenance of the site?
Lease hostingHosting is a regular expense. Depending on the complexity of the site and how much traffic you use, your site hosting costs can vary from € 3 to € 75 per month.
Domain – a domain name (URL or website address) you can buy for as little as 2 euros.
This is an annual expense. It pays off more if you rent it for a longer period of time.
If you have an online store for your site or you just want to give the impression of a serious company whose site is safe to view, you will also have to buy an SSL certificate, the price of which varies.
Backup is cheap insurance, regardless of the size of your site.
If your site is hacked or infected with malware, there is a possibility that you will completely run your site from scratch.
Backup services start at € 5 per month and increase depending on the size and type of backup you need.
Other changes related to site maintenance
~ processing and input of one photo
~ upload one pdf file
~ placing your company on Google Maps
~ setting up Youtube or plain video
~ change text
~ product insertion
Each site requires special treatment. For that reason, we advise you to contact us and with a brief description of your requirements, ask for the price of maintaining your site.