WordPress Website Hosting and Care Plans | Brand Web Design

Have you been putting off updating all of those plugins WordPress keeps nagging you about?

Maybe you haven’t even looked at your WordPress dashboard in a while… (wait, back up…  What the heck is a plugin??)

We get it… updating your website is one of those tedious, “I’m-so-not-a-tech-person” chores that takes up time you could be spending on other important tasks. Right?

Why not delegate that chore to someone to make life a little easier for you?

All WordPress Website Hosting and Care Packages include:

  • Hosting on a dedicated VPS (no shared hosting and your site is not linked to other sites that could be dealing with malware or performance issues that will affect you)
  • Nightly backups – rest easy knowing your site is backed up every night
  • Free security – we are on top of the latest security vulnerabilities so we can proactively block threats. IF your site is compromised, it will be fixed for free
  • Free SSL certificate installed for you
  • WordPress core updates
  • Plugin and theme updates
  • Migration of your site
  • Super fast speeds – your server is fine tuned for WordPress sites to optimize your site’s performance
  • Unlimited email support
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Access to a library of training videos – learn how to edit and manage your WordPress site

We’ve bundled our website care services into 4 packages based on your needs (and budget)

Pricing

  • Personal

    Best for solopreneurs

  • $35 per month
  • 5,000 monthly visits
  • 5GB disk
  • 250GB bandwidth
  • Dedicated VPS hosting
  • Nightly backups
  • Malware protection
  • SSL certificate
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme and plugin updates
  • Monthly website report
  • Unlimited email support
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Training videos and manual
  • Get Started!
  • Pro

    Best for mid-sized businesses & organizations

  • $140 per month
  • 25,000 monthly visits
  • 10GB disk
  • 500GB bandwidth
  • Dedicated VPS hosting
  • Nightly backups
  • Malware protection
  • SSL certificate
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme and plugin updates
  • 2 small tech tasks*
  • Premium plugin package
  • Performance check
  • Security check
  • Analytics
  • SEO ranking report
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Monthly website report
  • Unlimited email support
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Training videos and manual
  • Get Started!
  • Business

    Best for medium to large businesses

  • $215 per month
  • 100,000 monthly visits
  • 20GB disk
  • 1TB bandwidth
  • Dedicated VPS hosting
  • Nightly backups
  • Malware protection
  • SSL certificate
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme and plugin updates
  • 3 small tech tasks*
  • 1 hour content management session*
  • Premium plugin package
  • Performance check
  • Security check
  • Analytics
  • SEO ranking report
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Free CDN
  • Monthly website report
  • Unlimited email support
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Training videos and manual
  • Get Started!

 

Prices are exclusive of HST. Package price is per website.

 

Schedule a quick call to discuss your business goals and the best care package to fit your needs and budget

Need help with updating the content, layout or design of your site?

While only our Business Website Hosting and Care Package includes time towards making changes to the content of your site, we do offer help with design and development updates through our monthly retainer services, no matter what care plan you choose. See what our Creative Retainer Packages can do for you.

Services available through retainer services:

  • Editing or adding content including text, images and videos
  • Adding pages for new services, products and events
  • Changing your navigation/menu structure
  • Linking your pages to other websites, including social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), e-commerce platforms (Etsy, Amazon, eBay), or event calendars (EventBrite)
  • Setting up an e-commerce or payment gateway
  • Adding opt-in or subscription forms for newsletters and lead generators
  • Creating login and registration forms and membership capabilities to your site
  • Building online courses
  • Graphic design including custom graphics and icons for your website or social media accounts

FAQ

Why do I need to keep my website up to date?

Just like any digital or mechanical product you might purchase, a website needs regular maintenance and updates to continue running at its peak. If your website is built in WordPress, then the core files, plugins and theme will need to be refreshed as they become outdated. When conflicts come up with new plugin updates and your WordPress core files, your website may stop working properly or become unusable, resulting in lost business for you!

Outdated plugins and files also make your website vulnerable to hacks, and that could lead to being shut down by your hosting company, being blacklisted from Google, or having your site turned into to a sleazy spam site (yuck!).

On top of all that, you could also lose all the data and information on your website, forcing you to start all over again.

Believe me, you DO NOT want any of these things to happen to you!

Couldn’t I just update my website myself?

Sure you could! But don’t you have other things to do, that you are really good at? Why not hire someone who is really good at this to keep an eye on your website for any pesky bugs, and who can make sure that should a problem come up, your website will be fixed ASAP? You can focus on what you need to and let us worry about keeping your site up and running.

Why can’t I just wait and see if something goes wrong, and then hire you to fix it?

For a number of reasons, website security and maintenance is very much a proactive investment. At a minimum, it will cost hundreds of dollars to fix your site and get it back up. Worst case, you could end up having to rebuild the entire site. Plus, since we aren’t always able to schedule emergency cases, your site may be down for a while until we are able to work on it.

Think of all of the business you might lose (potential income and clients) if your website goes down and there are no backups made and you end up losing all of your files and data. Better safe than sorry.

Can I buy a website care plan for a website that you didn’t build?

Unfortunately no. Website Hosting and Care Plans are only available to web clients of Brand Web Design, with websites built on the WordPress platform.

How am I billed?

Website Hosting and Care Plans are offered on a monthly automatic recurring subscription payment and are charged on the first of the month.

Do you offer one-time support as needed for clients without a Hosting and Care Plan?

I recommend a Website Hosting and Care Plan for any client who wants an ongoing and priority support relationship with me. However, if you are not on a plan I will take on small one-time help requests if time permits. Work for non-Website Hosting and Care Plan clients will be billed at a higher rate, and the response time will be slower, within 3-4 business days instead of 1-2 business days.

Do plans include updating/maintaining e-commerce plugins?

There is an additional charge to update or maintain e-commerce plugins as they involve much more work and often break the styling of the rest of the site, so extra time is needed to correct any issues. Please contact us for an estimate.

Can you guarantee that my site will never get hacked?

No. There is no way to 100% protect your site from a hack. However, daily backups and site monitoring as part of a Website Hosting and Care Plan are extremely important to getting your website up and running again if something should happen.

What are small tech tasks?

Small tech tasks include any task that takes us less than 20 minutes to complete and typically covers things like minor content updates, plugin research, plugin setup, minor theme or stylesheet changes, embedding third-party scripts, hosting server or DNS changes, configuring forms or other general WordPress tasks, but don’t include data entry or content writing.

What are content management hours?

Content management session hours can be used to have us do more advanced HTML formatting of blog posts or pages, edit or crop your blog post images, data entry for your website’s directory/FAQ etc.  We can also proofread and edit your blog post and page copy.

Original copywriting (writing entire blog posts or page copy) is not included.

If you need more hours than what is included in the Website Hosting and Care Plans, we offer monthly Creative Design Packages that include design services and website updates.

I only need hosting, and not the plugin/theme updates or the other website care package features, do you offer a hosting plan for me?

If you are 100% comfortable with updating and maintaining your own site, we can refer you to a hosting package that still provides you with security, nightly backups, WordPress updates and 24/7 tech support. If you decide later that you want to outsource your website maintenance we can easily update your plan!

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