Maintenance vs Hosting Fees

April 30, 2020

An area of website management which is often overlooked, misunderstood or neglected is it’s hosting and maintenance fees – Our aim is to explain what the difference between the two are, and give you a better understanding of what you should be looking for in a website maintenance package.

What is Web Hosting

A web host, or a hosting service provides internet accessible server space for your website to be accessed from . These servers are comprised of hardware and software that allow them to be accessed through any persons website browsers, on any device.

The costs covered in your website hosting fee is to cover the upkeep of these servers – allowing for your website to be accessed via the World Wide Web.

And What is Website Maintenance

Just like the server your website will need to be maintained to ensure it’s working at optimal performance to serve your visitors with the key information and functionality that it has to offer. Having your website maintained is key to offering the best possible website you can to you online audience. Website maintenance can take form in many different tasks, for example; Content Management, design and development tweaks, functionality enhancements, security monitoring and software updates. The costs for maintenance is what covers for this type of work carried out.

Our In-house Analogy

Treat this like the roads that you drive on, and the car that you drive – The roads are the hosting servers, they are maintained by paying road tax (Hosting feee), which contribute to the upkeep of the road, and the facilities that it provides. Your car is your website – There is added responsibility to keep this maintained to ensure that it’s safe to use and allows you to benefit from it in the way that the website needs to be monitored and maintained to allow you and your business to reap in the benefits it provides.

How We Can Help

We offer different levels of website maintenance packages – If you wish to discuss on how to get started, drop us an email – info@clabacreative.co.uk