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Maintenance & Security

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Your website is complete. And it feels so good! Let’s keep it that way.

No website is perfectly complete or perfectly secure. Like any marketing resource, they require maintenance. Like any software, they require updates.

Most websites have potential “loopholes” that can be a security threat.  These security flaws, errors and other vulnerabilities are what malicious users (‘hackers’) can abuse if they’re trying hard enough. The goal isn’t to make a website perfectly secure, that would take more time and money better spent elsewhere. But, some level of security is recommended.

Just like your car has scheduled maintenance and your iphone provides software updates, expect that your website will need updates too. Hackers look for “loopholes” or outdated versions of software.  Don’t let your website be vulnerable!

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Website security is a complicated subject and you don’t want to go at it alone, especially if you’re not quite sure how everything works. Sign up for one of our special WordPress Maintenance & Security Upgrade packages to safely keep your theme, plugins, backups, and other software current. We recommend to update your template at least every 6-12 months, or when the enhanced version of one of your software in provided.  


Cal Coast Web Design WordPress Maintenance & Security Packages

Already installed in any CCWD developed WordPress site in 2015 or after are the following:
(If your website was created by CCWD prior to 2015, you may add the following for a one time fee of $250):

  • Scheduled Alerts – You will be emailed any time there is an update available for software in your site. (NOTE: All WordPress sites will be running a minimum of 2 softwares, WordPress itself and a theme. The average WordPress site is running an additional 6-12 plugins for functionality.)
  • Spam Protection – Basic spam filters have been implemented for minimal protection. Upgrade options are available. The more popular your site become, the more spam it will receive. You may choose a later upgrade.
  • Firewall & Scanner – Protection from many malware threats and detectors and notifications for immediate threats. Emails sent to client administrative email address. (These too, require software updates every 1-6 months.)

Cal Coast WordPress Maintenance & Security Packages & Options:

  • Premium Cal Coast Managed Maintenance & Security Package – $99/mo or $999/yr Premium Package includes 1 hour of monthly website maintenance. That is a savings of $100/month! ($198 Start-up fee for & yearly software licensing renewal required for monthly package. Waived with yearly package.)
  • Infinite Backup Add-on – $30/mo or $300/yr
  • Support Add-on$50/mo  or $500/yr

    Monthly updates are not only sent to your account, but toCCWD as well. We will then automatically make all updates for you and manual check for additional support needs. Package to include up to 10 hours/yr on the following:

    • All default items from previously installed section notated above and…
    • WordPress software updates as they become available.
    • Design and code updates if/when any formatting needs adjustments after an update is made. (Often times, one update affects another.)
    • Theme (your template/custom design itself) updates as they become available.
    • Plugin updates as they become available.
    • Weekly backups with a 1 click options for restore. (Less than 1 hour to restore your site to a version within the last 30 days. Infinite backups available for an additional $300/yr)
    • Login Security Solution installed. (Ensure that brute force attempts to guess your user name and password are stopped.)
    • Free support and clarifications on site maintenance emails. Just call or email for further explanations.
    • Support Add-On upgrade option of 90 minutes of support or basic updates each month at a discounted rate.

Cal Coast Assisted Maintenance & Security Packages & Options:

  • Assisted Maintenance & Security Package – $900 for 10 hours
    ($250 start up fee if Cal Coast created site is prior to 2015)
  • Assisted Maintenance & Security Package – $500 for 5 hours
    ($250 start up fee if Cal Coast created site is prior to 2015)
    *Hours never expire.*

    • All default items from previously installed section notated above and…
    • Maintenance & Security Support: Software updates are emailed to you as they become available. You may then forward along to aCCWD representative to evaluate risk and decipher immediate needs and whether to allocate hours. 
      • Includes: WordPress Software updates, Theme updates & Plugin updates
    • Monthly backups emailed to your account. You are then responsible to download to a local server before they expire and have on hand for use should you need it implemented later. (There may be a risk if your backup is corrupted or disrupted in your hands.)
    • Free support and clarifications on site maintenance emails. Just call or email for further explanations.

A La Carte Maintenance & Security Options

  • Monthly Backups: Choose to have them emailed to you or uploaded to Amazon, DropBox or Google Drive. (Additional fees may apply for account creation in one of these locations.) $100
  • Weekly Infinite Backups: Weekly backups with a 1 click options for restore. (Less than 1 hour to restore your site to a version within the last 30 days. Infinite backups available for an additional $300/yr) – $30/mo or $300/yr
  • AntiVirus & WordPress Malware & Security Scanner: Implement scheduled scans to send details to your email for action.(The WP Security Scan plugin performs a number of checks on your WordPress site to see if you have: the latest version of WordPress; changed the database table prefix from the default wp_; hidden the WordPress version; turned off reporting of database errors; removed the WP ID META tag; removed the default admin user; created an .htaccess file in the wp-admin folder – $150
  • Password Updates: If you are not using CCWD recommended and configured tools, you may want to update your previous logins with secure logins. –  $100
  • Secure FTP: FTP is used to manage content from a device to the web server. Secure it. – $75
  • Login Security Solution: Ensure that brute force attempts to guess your username and password are stopped. – $50
  • Login Security Add-on: Keep track of the IP addresses used by administrators. If an administrator tries to login from an unknown IP address an activation link is emailed to the registered email address of the administrator. Until the activation link is clicked the administration panel is blocked. Even if someone steals your WordPress username and password they will be unable to login unless they also have access to your email. – $50
  • File Monitoring: This plugin will monitor all the files in your WordPress site. If someone breaks into your site they will most likely add files to your site. These extra files can act as backdoors, which can potentially allow hackers to execute files from their own servers. – $75
  • Disable User Registration: If you don’t want people to be able to sign up on your site for anything, this can be disabled for minimal added security. – $25
  • Assign User Roles: Remove default administrator (common attack variable) and assign specific logins for team management. – $50
  • SSL Admin – Add a security certificate and login for your administration. $250 + $99/yr

Buy more than 3 upgrades and save 10%. Buy more than 5 upgrades and save 20%.

hot-tipReminder: Keep your PERSONAL computer safe. Ensure that the computers you use to log in to your blog:
have a good anti-virus and malware scanner installed; have a firewall installed; have the latest Operating System updates.
Why This Point Is Important: If your computer has been infected with malware your WordPress login details can be stolen and sent silently to a hacker, who now has full access to your WordPress site.

Defend your site from attacks you never knew existed.

For more information about marketing or design maintenance packages, please contact us or call 888-281-7665 for more a custom estimate.