Why Website Maintenance Is Necessary?

Website Maintenance

Hi Everyone, I am back again with the latest most asked question from my clients. That is Why Website Maintenance Is Necessary? From some time I have been answering this question some of my clients one by one at any certain point in time. It kills much of my time to explain the necessity of website maintenance. At the same time, my client has to wait for my response. This gives me an idea to write it down and make it available for everyone who is looking for an answer “why do I need to get website maintenance service.”

So let’s start with the website maintenance definition “Website maintenance is a process of checking for issues, bugs, attack, and fixing them along with upgrading website files to the latest version.”

Now you must be thinking about what are all these things. Basically over a period website files get corrupted or mistake happens cause the website not to work properly. We call it “issues” or “bugs”. Subsequently, external attacks on the website files like SQL injection, virus, brute force attack etc.  known as attacks or hacking. Lastly, each time we make a code file with time internet changes, issues changes, attacks changes so accordingly new code files are created to overcome the website problems. So it is known as upgrading website files.

What happens if you do not do website maintenance?

Let me answer it in simple points

  1. Your website can suffer some minor or major functioning issues.
  2. Bugs can make your website down.
  3. An external attack can hack your website.
  4. A hacked website gets penalties from search engines like Google etc.
  5. Website SEO will affect very badly.

All of these are enough to ruin your business credibility. And if you ask me to take that much risk then my answer is

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Why Website Maintenance Is Necessary?

Again let me answer in simple points

  1. Regular website maintenance keeps your website functioning properly.
  2. Website maintenance keeps your website up to date.
  3. Updated websites result in better search engine results.
  4. Website SEO can be retained.
  5. More clientele or audience exposer.
  6. Business credibility is cherished.




When website maintenance should be done?

Website maintenance can be a regular process or it can be done in intervals like weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually depending upon your business or website need.

Regular Maintenance:

  • Check all website pages functioning.
  • Website general scan for bugs.
  • Take the website backup.

Weekly Maintenance: 

  • Check all website pages functioning.
  • Website general scan for bugs.
  • Take the website backup.
  • Check for website form functioning.
  • Delete any spam comments.
  • Update software, theme, plugins etc.
  • Post blogs.

Monthly Maintenance:

  • Check all website pages functioning.
  • Website general scan for bugs.
  • Take the website backup.
  • Check for website form functioning.
  • Update software, theme, plugins etc.
  • Post blogs
  • Do website security scan.
  • Check for broken links.
  • Check for blogs that can be updated with new content.
  • Analysis of website statistics.

Quarterly Maintenance:

  • Check all website pages functioning.
  • Website general scan for bugs.
  • Take the website backup.
  • Check for website form functioning.
  • Update software, theme, plugins etc.
  • Post blogs
  • Do website security scan.
  • Check for broken links.
  • Check for blogs that can be updated with new content.
  • Analysis of website statistics.
  • SEO Analysis and review.
  • Technical or on-page SEO update.
  • Check for pages that can be updated with new content and graphics.
  • Check for website load speed and fix it.
  • Check for overall website design if needed to update with the latest trends.
  • Check server for core update.
  • Check server for memory limit, traffic etc.

Annually Maintenance: It is same as quarterly maintenance. But personally I do not suggest to go with annual maintenance only. Because it is too late for any website to get an update once in a year. Till that time either website will be suffering from many issues or hacked already.




An important point to remember is that do not get confused with the points mentioned in each interval of website maintenance. If you are hiring someone for regular website maintenance then all the tasks of quarterly maintenance are covered but on a regular basis with certain intervals. And if you are hiring someone for quarterly maintenance only, then all the tasks will be done once in a quarter.

For any website with too much traffic regular website maintenance service is recommended. For a mid-level business website, monthly maintenance is fair. And for small level business websites quarterly maintenance is desirable.

Still, if you have any question please feel free to ask. Or if you are looking for someone to do your website maintenance do not forget to hire me 😀

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