There are many components to owning a website. If businesses and organizations have the time and personnel resources take care of their website themselves. They must register a domain name and renew it every year. They must find a hosting company to help with storage, security, and performance. Most importantly, they must design a beautiful looking website and keep it up-to-date.
At Pixel Interactive, we do all of the above. We are a web design agency in Bangkok but because the Internet isn’t limited to a specific location, we work with clients in Thailand, South East Asia, and Worldwide. In this article we’ll discuss website maintenance and how we can help you keep your website looking, and working, well!
What Is Website Maintenance
As a basic definition, website maintenance is “task performance to ensure that a website is up-to-date and in solid working order – this includes updated pages, plug-ins, and browsers and allows a website to function properly”. Without routine website maintenance, a website can go “down”, lack functions, and has susceptibility to be hacked. Website maintenance is a 24/7 responsibility that requires the service provider to make changes with short notice. Most businesses and organization prefer to hire a maintenance provider. A maintenance provider is responsible for carrying out the following tasks:
- Adjust and change website content – files, text, images
- Optimize pages for search engine optimization
- Redesign presentation – headers and footers
- Check links – make sure they are working properly
- Cross-checking with various browsers to ensure performance
- Reporting website statistics and ranking
- Routine backup of data – monthly/weekly backup of the website
- Routine checks for error pages – 404 and other errors can hurt a website
- Domain registration – assist with renewing
- Upgrade software/plug-ins
- Remove old files, attach new files
- Testing site speed – use google to see how quickly your website loads
- Troubleshooting – find and solve problems quickly
- Communicating any issues with the website immediately
If ignored, website maintenance can be overwhelming and costly. We’ve seen this happen time and time again – a customer hasn’t update their website in years and their software is out of date. Out of date software presents security vulnerabilities and many of the functions might stop working. With a good maintenance plan our team will take care of the headache.
Who Needs Website Maintenance
It’s fair to say that most small business owners lack the personnel to properly manage their website. Operating a website is quite easy when things are going well, but what about when your website has a problem? Can you fix it? This is especially important for websites that host financial transactions (selling product or service). Bank information and money is extremely valuable to hackers and criminals. A good web maintenance host will keep things problem free, and if something does come up, they will act quickly – usually within 24 hours.
How Much Is Website Maintenance In Thailand
In Bangkok, we can offer monthly web maintenance fees lower than most competitors. At the same time, we still have the same high speed and excellent customer service. It’s not just food and goods that are well-priced in Thailand – the website development and maintenance is well-priced too.
The cost for maintaining your website can vary depending on the size of the website. Ideally, it can be between 15,000 – 60,000 baht per month. A large website with plenty of pages will be quite a bit more than a basic website. Often times there will be a 1-time purchase, started from 500 baht, then a monthly fee for maintenance and hosting.
Pixel Interactive Is Your Webmaster
One of Pixel Interactive’s best services in website maintenance. We offer different maintenance options depending on your needs as a business owner or organization. We use highly secure software so you can be confident your data is secure.
Our customer service is second to none. As the founder of the company I’m the person you call when you have questions or need a change to your website. I personally manage your website 24/7.
I’m fluent in Thai and English and I have ample experience with local clients and international clients. It would be my pleasure to speak with you about website development, domain registration, web hosting, and web maintenance. I can provide a customized quote for you and your business organization.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to visit our website for more information or give us a call.
Nancy is the founder at Pixel Interactive, a web design agency in Bangkok that has been working with clients around the globe since 2009. She graduated with a Masters degree in Information Systems from Sydney, Australia and worked in one of the biggest IT companies in Sydney.
Today she consults on web development, website strategy, and content strategy. She works closely with clients on graphic design and web design projects, using WordPress as her platform of choice.
When not immersed in client projects, Nancy is often invited to speak about online marketing to students in universities and to business owners in live events. She writes for our blog, sharing her expertise in project management, client services, and online marketing.
Nancy is also part of the international community of the WP Polyglots which helps translate themes and plugins, including WooCommerce, into Thai language.