Do WordPress websites need maintenance?

WordPress is a CMS platform known for its ease of use and minimal coding requirements, making it highly popular in the CMS category. With approximately 810 million WordPress websites as of February 2024, constituting 43.2% of all live websites on the internet, the question arises: Do WordPress websites need maintenance?

The answer is yes. Regular maintenance is crucial for WordPress websites to ensure optimal performance and user experience. Routine updates and maintenance tasks help improve website security, fix bugs, enhance functionality, and optimize for search engine rankings. Therefore, website owners should prioritize regular maintenance to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of their WordPress sites.

Understanding WordPress Website Maintenance

Due to its popularity and widespread use, security and platform updates are regularly released for WordPress. Therefore, WordPress sites must ensure they remain secure, functional, and optimized for performance.

Importance of Regular Updates

Regular updates to the WordPress core, themes, plugins, pages, and PHP version are important for maintaining the site for better user experience, security, and functionality. If you miss these updates, it might leave your site vulnerable to security threats and also cause alignment or functional issues.

Security Considerations

Your competitors always look for loopholes to steal data or destroy your website unethically, so it’s important to regularly check for security threats and maintain a routine for creating backups.

Performance Optimization

Usually, website owners believe that performance optimization is necessary only for SEO purposes, and while this is partially true, it’s important to understand that performance optimization is crucial even if you don’t have plans for SEO. The user experience of visitors to the website is paramount. Therefore, it’s essential to optimize the website and all its content to cater to the needs and expectations of users.

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Many hosting servers provide backup services for free or for a nominal fee. However, it’s also crucial to save backup files on your local server or system to ensure 100% data security. This way, if you make a mistake or experience server crashes, you won’t need to worry.

Additionally, there are instances when we forget to renew our hosting server, and in such cases, the server owner may delete our files after a certain period, usually two months. Having a backup ensures that you can relaunch your website with another hosting provider hassle-free.

Outsourcing Maintenance vs. DIY

If you’re confident in your ability to handle and maintain everything, then opting for a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach is a perfect choice. DIY allows for greater control and customization of your website.

However, if you lack the necessary maintenance knowledge or only have partial understanding, it’s better to outsource this task. I’m available to take on the responsibility of maintaining your website with ease and transparency.

The Charges for Website Maintenance
  • WordPress
  • eCommerce

Starter Package

$20 or ₹1200/ month

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Premium Package

$70 or ₹5000/ month

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Starter Package

$30 or ₹2000/ month

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Premium Package

$120 or ₹8000/ month


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