Hosting, security and maintenance

When launching a website, it’s important that every part of it is kept up to date, kept safe and kept up and running with a comprehensive hosting, security and maintenance package.
Your website is like your business’s online shop window. It’s there to sell to your customers the benefits of your product or service, and if it’s not properly maintained, it’s likely to put off your potential prospects. That’s why you need to be sure that your website is hosted by someone reliable, kept secure through various plugin and platform updates, and maintained to ensure it’s working at its best.

Web hosting at EDGE Creative

Web hosting is a designated space on an online server to store your website. Every website you’ll see online is hosted on a server somewhere, but not all hosting is created equal. You need to ensure that the hosting you purchase for your website is reliable, offers enough space for fluctuations in demand on your website, and is speedy enough to keep your users engaged.
This is only part of the puzzle, though. In order to protect against DDoS attacks (the most common form of cyber attacks on websites), we host websites via a secure, encrypted connection. Our server is actively patched for both security and performance and is located in the UK, with 24-hour support.

Security and Maintenance Packages

You wouldn’t run a car without servicing it, so why leave your website to fend for itself?
Your website is a crucial part of your business and therefore requires extra care to make sure it continues to perform its functions and is safe from hackers. As a result, your website needs to be actively maintained – this why we have developed our cost-effective monthly website care plan.
On our care plan, your website will be monitored daily to ensure all code, plugins and WordPress updates are updated quickly to minimise any risk. Areas covered include:
• Peace of mind that all software is up to date, secure against any unwelcome attacks
• PHP/WordPress version updates
• Quick restore if anything goes wrong
• Assistance with managing the content on your site
• Continual performance improvements
• Weekly backups + restore point before every update


As technology evolves, website software is constantly being updated to make it more secure, faster and improve features. That’s why we’ll recommend our Web Care Plan to ensure your website is constantly ahead of the game when it comes to security updates, patches and performance.

How EDGE approach hosting, security and maintenace

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    STEP 1: Meeting with you

    First, we’ll sit down with you to discuss how our hosting, security and maintenance services will benefit your business. Whether you’re creating a website with us, want to switch your hosting or are looking to make your website more protected against attacks and performance downfalls, we’ll recommend a package that’s tailored to your requirements.

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    STEP 2: Setting up your hosting

    If you’ve chosen to set up hosting with us, whether you’re creating a website with us or simply wish to transfer from your old provider, we’ll go through the steps necessary to ensure a smooth transition with as minimal downtime as possible. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way, so you can remind your clients that your website is back up and running.

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    STEP 3: Initial updates

    If you’ve got an existing website and have opted for our recommended Web Care Plan, we’ll get to work on any initial updates that are necessary to bring your website back up to speed. This means we’ll perform and in depth audit on your website and its performance, searching for any plugin or CMS updates that are required.

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    STEP 4: Regular patches, updates and reviews

    Once the initial updates are complete, we’ll monitor your website’s software on a daily basis to ensure any updates to your code, plugins and WordPress/PHP versions are carried out as swiftly as possible to mitigate any risk caused from older versions. Our Web Care Plan means you can pay for necessary updates monthly, as well as get assistance with managing the content on your website, instead of paying to fix issues with outdated software if they arise. This makes the plan much more cost effective than amending problems on an ad-hoc basis. We can also tailor these packages to your specific needs, and provide updates to you on any changes we make.

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