July 1, 2019
In the 21st century, having an online presence has become more of a necessity rather than just mere luxury. WordPress remains a popular option amongst the business community to develop feature-rich websites. Websites of major brands like CNN, Time, Fortune and TechCrunch are powered by this versatile platform.
For beginners, it’s quite easy to get started with the basics of WordPress. But when we talk about drawing traffic to these websites, then it becomes important to take speed, efficiency, and performance into consideration. Moreover, it should be SEO-friendly to rank well on Google. Regular maintenance of these websites by professional WordPress maintenance service providers is the key to keeping them in good shape, 24/7.
Maintaining websites is not a DIY thing and it can consume a lot of your time. You cannot afford to devote much of your valuable resources to WordPress Maintenance, especially if your business is expanding at a rapid pace.
In this blog, I will tell you about five WordPress maintenance services on the web that have gained the trust of their clients over time. But before that, let me list down some of the points to be considered before approaching such service providers. They are as follows –
- The pricing policy of the service provider.
- Total time required for development/maintenance.
- Strong customer support system.
- Good market reputation.
- The security system of the service provider to protect from hacking attempts.
- Foolproof Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) policy so that your confidential information is not leaked out in the market.
Now let’s get started with the service providers –
Being the first one on our list, there are some impressive numbers to back the popularity of WP Curve. Take a look at them in the image below.
They have a prepaid credit-based system that you can use to avail their WordPress services. You can choose a variety of tasks from their support catalog (regardless of time, each task = 1 credit) and these include speed optimization, security improvements or updating themes or plugins.
You can contact them through email and tell them your requirements. They also have 24*7 email and chat support to resolve urgent issues.
The WP Butler
The WP Butler is a maintenance service that makes your WordPress site look new meticulously. There are a number of packages to choose from their website. Additionally, you can also pick individual solutions that follow the pay-as-you-go pricing model.
If you are not looking for development solutions, then you can try one of their maintenance plans. They are comprehensive and cover almost everything related to WordPress websites.
Opting for Valet could prove to be an expensive affair for you but it is worth the money in the long term. Let me tell you why.
Once you partner with them, you can schedule an extensive brainstorming session with their experts. The experts are not just some random team of developers, but people who have built the websites of Etsy, Harvard, Nvidia and other industry bigwigs. They have been in this domain for over 50 years now.
Web design and development, migration and conversions, ongoing support – they offer everything that you can think of. They ensure a 99.99% uptime and take preventive actions regularly so that your site doesn’t go down.
The pricing is not accessible to regular visitors of their website and you have to fill out a form. Your needs will be assessed and you will receive a quote accordingly.
If you want a simple, monthly maintenance service for your WordPress websites, then WordXpress has got your back. They make great efforts to keep your website running smoothly.
You get great support from a young team, unlimited content changes, safety updates, malware scanning, uptime monitoring, premium plugin access, and much more under their “Dining Car” plan. All the same features, excluding the hosting, are available if you sign up for their “Boxcar” plan. The “Flatcar” plan has limits on the number of edits and changes that can be done, and it lacks some of the premium features. Irrespective of the features, their plans will never let you down in terms of security and management.
WP Minder is the best bet for small businesses and offers a whole range of WordPress maintenance services under 3 schemes. The unbeatable support and protection that they give to their clients is commendable.
Services like hack cleanup, site migration, plugin help, security audits and performance checks are provided outside the schemes and can be obtained on-demand.
You don’t need to sign any contracts with them and the plans can be canceled at any time with no questions asked. They offer discounts if you contact them to maintain multiple sites at a given time and also discuss your special requirements, if any, to get customized packages.
A Final Word
Finding good WordPress services in the market will always remain a dilemma with every IT consultancy offering such solutions. You can pick the best from the lot by doing a bit of research from your end while using this article as a reference. If you ever have to decide between speed and quality of work, choose the latter. Good luck!
Mike is a content strategist at Brainvire Infotech Inc., based in New York. He is a digital nomad, traveling the world while he builds beautiful WordPress websites for small and mid-sized businesses around the world. He enjoys web development, eCommerce programming, and plugin development.