Looking for website maintenance in Bristol?
Friendly and effective local services and support – it’s what we’re all about.
Are you looking for a reliable company to maintain your website? If so, we can help. We will look after your website for you, keeping it up-to-date, fully secure and looking great.
Based in Bristol, we have a wealth of experience gained from over 17 years of designing, developing and maintaining websites for small and medium sized businesses, sole traders and charities in the Bristol area and beyond.
We don’t outsource our work. We firmly believe it is important to our clients to know that we are accessible to them, both in person, or on the phone for those a bit further afield, and that they will always be able to speak to the same member of our small team.
Affordable maintenance plans
We are always happy to provide help and support as and when you may need it. We also provide affordable maintenance and support plans which take the stress away from you by letting us take care of the day to day updating and maintenance of your website, leaving you more time to concentrate on your business.
Does your website suffer from performance issues? Is your website project going off track? Could your website do with a makeover? Contact us today to get independent advice and an expert eye.
What does website maintenance include?
Initial website health checks and monitoring
Our initial health check is a full audit providing valuable data on critical aspects of your website. This includes technical SEO, performance and mobile-friendliness checks, accessibility report and security audits. We provide a detailed report with clear solutions to improve your online presence. General monitoring will then ensure your website is always running efficiently at all times.
We run a vulnerabilities check which scans your website for malware, provides real time information about what themes or plugins are potentially vulnerable, and checks if your domain has been flagged by Google or antivirus softwares.
Regular backups are essential in case your site is ever hacked, or breaks down due to malware, in which case we can restore it for you. We run incremental scheduled backups. The backups are safely stored on our cloud storage.
Core site software and plugin updates
We update your CMS (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and plugins. We can also replace any abandoned or obsolete plugins and update your theme.
Check and fix broken links
A broken link is a link on your website that no longer works because the destination page has been moved or no longer exists. We run regular scans of your site for broken links, checking both internal (links to your internal pages) and external ones (links on your website that take to other sites) and make suggestions to fix them.
We monitor your website so we are aware of any potential issues before any significant trouble and get it fixed and back online before anyone else notices.
We notify you 30, 14 and 7 days before expiration so you have time to renew your SSL certificate (https secure connection).
New pages and site updates
Search engines love fresh content and fast and secure websites. We will keep your website fresh and relevant. Our developers can also help you with customising your theme and make styling improvements if necessary.
WordPress maintenance packages
From essential support for your WordPress website to full managed support, we can design a bespoke plan. We also support Drupal and Joomla!
Website migration (hosting transfer)
Tired with your current host performance? We can advise you about hosting and transfer your website to a new host.
Frequently asked questions:
Why is website maintenance important?
Security is the first reason that maintenance is so important. If you are using a Content Management System (CMS), failing to regularly ensure security updates leaves your website vulnerable to hacking. Regularly updating and maintaining your site is crucial to ensuring that your site is running at full capacity. Additionally, websites that are regularly updated tend to rank higher in searches, which increases the visibility of your site. Updating your site with new information and content, fixing broken links and removing duplicate pages keeps your website relevant. A well maintained website will improve its performance and provide your audience with a safe, secure and best possible user experience.
Am I tied into a contract?
No! We give you the choice- for complete flexibility for our clients, we work on a month-by-month basis and would just need 30 days notice. However, for those who prefer a long-term arrangement, we have contracts for any period of time you choose.
Do I have to be in Bristol to work with you?
No! We have clients all over the UK. By using Zoom, Teams, email and the telephone, we can communicate effectively with clients in any location.
Can a plan be customised to suit my needs?
Yes, all our plans are customised to your exact requirements.
How much does a maintenance plan cost?
At Clifton Web Design, we provide our clients with customised maintenance plans, to ensure that we match your requirements and budget. Because your website plan is designed to your specific needs, we don’t have set pricing. To get a free no-obligation estimate for website maintenance costs, please call us on 01275 544 376 or complete our quick form. To give you an idea of costs, however, a standard package including weekly backups, security monitoring and malware scan, uptime monitoring, weekly broken links check and CMS and plugins updates starts at £50 per month.