First and foremost, the cost. WordPress Security provider Wordfence estimates the average cost of a website hack in 2016 at $2518 USD ($3200 AUD).
The best defence to stop hacking, is maintenance and vigilance.
Like maintaining a vehicle or keeping your shop front looking neat and tidy, keeping your WordPress or Joomla CMS (Content Management System) site up to date, both the core CMS version and plugins, is vital. Not only does it mean maximum performance but it will also reduce the chance of your site being hacked or damaged by malicious code.
Doing an update can be daunting. Do you need to Update? Is the site compatible? Is the server compatible? You can spend ours researching and watching YouTube Videos and researching how to articles. But this is time consuming and we know you have better things to do, like running your business!
That’s where our Monthly update package comes in! Let the experts do all the hard work for you.
From $39 Per Month
Upgrades start from $39 per month, our CMS Support Team will check your site each month, and apply any pending updates and check to ensure things are working correctly after the updates.
No headaches. No hassles. No fuss.
Good question. All Inclusive options are available, but they do cost more. (Ask Hosting Australia for more information if you are interested in this option). To keep the upgrade service more affordable, we have offered 2 levels of packages, Basic and Advanced.
We have included and excluded aspects we think are necessary. 99 out of 100 upgrades will be covered by what we have chosen to include in the basic package, but the advanced package offer more protection and piece of mind.
Check out the comparison table below.
Core Version Updates
Core Version refers to the version of Joomla or Wordpress on your site. Updates to this are vital to ensure all security issues are patched by the provider
Plugin Version Updates
Plugins are used on CMS sites to provide function, such as contact forms of e-commerce. Updates are crucial to ensure the plugin provider has patched security issues
Templates or Themes also require updating to ensure that they are running the latest, patched version of the software provided by the developers.
Testing of Site Function
Hosting Australia will test all site function, excluding e-commerce check out, following the monthly updates being performed
Hosting Australia will provide you with a written update each month, following the updates being performed.
Resolution of issues related to update process *
If an update should fail, Hosting Australia's update team will investigate and resolve these issues.
Resolution of issues related to updated software compatibility *
In rare cases, an update may break the site, due to poor structure or a badly written update. These are generally fixable, however charges will apply if on the basic package.
Plugin or Theme License / Subscription Renewals
Some plugin or theme licenses require a payment to the developer to update. These are not included in the monthly update service.