Website Maintenance

Once your website is online and visible to the 'world', someone now has to have the ability and access rights, to make changes to your website when ever the need arises.

Who might that person be?

  • A staff member who has the time and skills?
  • You, as the owner?
  • A family friend? (Do they really know what to do?)
  • A Miniwebs consultant (who DOES know what to do, efficiently)

Self-maintenance

  • Advantages
    • No cost involved
    • Total control over when and what is changed on the website
  • Disadvantages
    • Some costs associated after a FREE intial period of set up
    • May be some delay from forwarding information to actual site updating
    • Uncertainty of 'how' to update some areas of the website. May need extra training.
    • Formatting and layout may become 'broken'.

Maintenance by "Miniwebs"

  • Advantages
    • Simple - emails and file exchanges are easily transmitted to web developer.
      Designers have knowledge of where and how to place content.
    • No need to understand the learning processes involved in maintaing a website.
    • Can be almost instantaneous if staff are online to assist ASAP.
    • Layout and formatting options will remain consistent throughout.
    • No need to re-train staff if new staff come on board.
  • Disadvantages
    • Minor cost involved after an initial "FREE" setup time
    • Further cost involved if considerable changes are involved.
    • May not be instantaneous if changes required immediately.

Should you wish to continue on with us updating your website, it may only be a matter of dropping us an email occaisionally advising of any changes you want made.

To determine what website maintenance assistance you may require, have a look at our Maintenance Packages which are briefly outlined here.

Maintenance Packages

A number of options are available for Website Maintenance and Regular Updating of your website.

A Fee for Service will be charge for work outside the scope of the listed material. i.e. theme modification

Hosted with Miniwebs? Maintenance
Package Level
What's Included Cost (plus GST)
No
No Maintenance Agreement
Nil Backup
Content Management and Updates - managed by client, assistance available if requested - fee for service $75.00 per hour
$75.00 per hour fee for service

Yes
No Maintenance Agreement
Daily - On-Site Database Backup
Weekly - Off-Site Database Backup
$ 0.00 - 
Included with Hosting
Content Management and Updates - managed by client, assistance available if requested $75.00 per hour fee for service

Yes
Bronze
Daily - On-Site Database Backup
Weekly - Off-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Monthly - Document, Image and File Backups Off-Site
$38.50 per month
Content Management and Updates - managed by client, assistance available if requested - fee for service $75.00 per hour $75.00 per hour fee for service

Yes
Baby Silver
Daily - On-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Weekly - Off-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Monthly - Off-Site Document, Image and File Backups
Content Management and Updates - Clients are permitted to forward emails with their content/image updates as and when required. Updates will be managed by Miniwebs with up to 1 hrs assistance per week including phone and email support - further assistance - fee for service $75.00 per hour. Website component (module) variations and additions are not a regular part of this package.
$165.00 per month

Yes
Silver
Daily - On-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Weekly - Off-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Monthly - Off-Site Document, Image and File Backups
Content Management and Updates - Clients are permitted to forward emails with their content/image updates as and when required. Updates will be managed by Miniwebs with up to 1 hrs assistance per week including phone and email support - further assistance - fee for service $75.00 per hour. Minor website component (module) variations are included as part of this package provided the 1 hour per week time limit is not exceeded.
$275.00 per month

Yes
Gold
Ideal for larger businesses needing ongoing and regular updates to their website.
Daily - On-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Weekly - Off-Site Database Backup - included with Hosting
Weekly - Off-Site Document, Image and File Backups
Content Management and Updates - managed by Miniwebs with unlimited email and phone support, up to 6 hrs per week.
Moderate module or theme modifications of your website may be included however Miniwebs reserves the right to charge a $75.00 per hour fee for service where time spent exceeds the 6 hours per week allowed. Your agreement to this would be verified prior to extra work taking place.
$660.00 per month