Theoretically, sites can function indefinitely
In fact, everything is not quite so: the effective life of the Internet resource is very limited.
So, if the web site is not supported, it ceases to be interesting for users. Thus together expected profit the resource brings continuous losses and anti-advertising to developed business.
Why Is Website Maintenance Important?
Website Maintenance: what it should include
To get quality support for sites and their information service, it is worth asking for help from IT-specialists. Their work, as a rule, consists of several stages, in particular, this:
Information support for the site, which involves the process of filling and changing the sections of the portal, consisting of text and images, and flash banners. That is the addition and change of data.
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Technical support for the site, which guarantees the performance of the resource and its functionality.
This service includes:
- Consulting on issues related to the working capacity of the portal;
- Changing the existing functionality of the website, adding new ones;
- Work with graphic information.
At the same time, the technical support of any site implies:
- Definition of failures in the functioning of the resource, elimination of errors
- Backing up the content of the portal
- Management of postal services
- Restore the serviceability of the resource after a technical failure
Thus, the maintenance of the site and its information support is not only an actual but also a reasonable need.
Users that give up trying to access a website if they see a 404 error
Consumers that expect a webpage to load in 2 seconds or less
How Such Services Should Be Rendered Can Be Said Endlessly
It is only possible to assert the following: the maintenance of the site should be carried out by professionals of the business! You can be in such a situation, of course, resort to the help of good acquaintances, saving their financial costs, but just think about how much you lose if you fail. It is unlikely that a reasonable person would want it, once he received a small benefit to jeopardize an entire business.
Maintenance of the site, carried out by these experts in their field, is aimed at improving the reliability of technical parameters of the Internet resource, increasing its competitiveness and profitability.
I would like to note that there is little chance to find a good web programmer who will agree to 8 hours a day to deal with only 1 project, 1 site. An employee will cease to develop, because constant development is simply necessary to gain experience, working with a large number of different sites, clearly tracking the trends in Internet development. Web site support – this is an area in which as soon as you stop developing, just a few months later you will have obsolete knowledge.
There is almost nothing static in this world, everything is changing, growing, or getting old. Especially sites. Very often, due to the requirements of the modern world, we have to rebuild and redesign something. Starting from the banal tree menu. It happens and the hoster ceases to arrange for the quality of services – you have to “move” to another. Therefore, my advice to you: if you do not know how to manage yourself or your good friend at least somehow arrange the maintenance of the site regularly.
Digital Marketing Specialist
I’m a specialist in digital marketing at the company Booksrun which has extensive experience with books around the world and helps students save money when they buy or sell textbooks.