Website Maintenance

If you don't want to or don't have the time to maintain your website to keep it looking fresh and at its best, we can help. Our website maintenance plans give you the opportunity to outsource the day-to-day or tedious tasks associated with maintaining your site. This includes performing backups, updating or posting new content, managing your domain and more.

  What's Included in Our Maintenance Plans?

Our website maintenance packages are designed to meet varying needs, from small sites that never change to larger sites with dynamic content that's constantly updated. Features include:

Content Updates & Management

All websites developed by Sounds Essential are built on a content management system that makes it easy for people to maintain their own content. Training on how to use this system is also included. But if you're too busy or don't want to be responsible for that, we can do it for you.

Regularly Scheduled Site Backups

We all know the importance of backing up data, and your website is no exception. Our website maintenance plans take the hassle of remembering to backup your site off your shoulders. To determine the frequency of backups right for your site, please consider how much content you have and how often that content changes or new content is added.

Structural Management

Websites are comprised of multiple components working in harmony and those components are updated and improved upon all the time. What happens if one of them stops working or becomes unstable? We'll monitor all the building blocks of your site and ensure compliance and functionality by investigating and performing updates as they become available.

Domain & Hosting Account Management

Not sure when your domain registration or hosting account is up for renewal? What happens if your site goes down? Don't know what ICANN is? Let us worry about all that. We'll act as the technical administrator of your domain and hosting accounts while you retain full ownership and access to both. We'll never hold your domain hostage or lock you out of your account.

Website Maintenance Packages

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  • Max. Turnaround
  • Backups
  • Software Updates
  • Domain Mgmt.
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  • $75/qtr
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  • $50/mo
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  • $200/mo
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Monthly rates are fixed, but clients may increase or decrease service packages upon request with one month's advance notice. Work in excess of the hourly allotment of your maintenance package will be charged at the rates listed below. All maintenance packages will be invoiced on the 1st of each month and issued with 15-day terms. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted; however we charge back for merchant fees. All spending will be submitted for approval prior to work being performed. Any purchases made on behalf of the client will be subject to a 20% surcharge for administrative processing.

Standard Rates

$40/hour for content updates and $50/hour for code-related work, billed in half-hour increments during normal business hours (9am-5pm; Monday-Friday). Requests to expedite work or perform work outside of these hours will be subject to our Essential Rates below.

Essential Rates

$55/hour for content updates and $75/hour for code-related work, billed in half-hour increments with a one-hour minimum for requests to expedite work ahead of other projects or timelines or emergency work requested outside of normal business hours as defined above.


Client Testimonials

  • Sounds Essential is a trusted partner on several demanding and highly complex development projects. Their technical skills, creativity, and most importantly, their grasp of our business needs has helped our company deliver sophisticated solutions to our (very happy) clients. Even when projects reach the "intense" stage, we really enjoy working with Sounds Essential.

    Pam Henry, Managing Partner
    Digital Spark LLC
  • Sounds Essential worked with our staff last year to create the first digital plant database in our organization’s history. This milestone not only benefits the day to day work flow of our organization, it creates the opportunity for us to share our data with others worldwide. Due to our niche high elevation ecosystems, we can share valuable insight about native plant communities and how they are adapting to climate change. Without the help from SE and funding from Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust this project would still be in conception. Working with SE made the development and implementation a pleasure for us gardeners.

    Kelly Holdbrooks, Exec. Director
    Southern Highlands Reserve
  • Sounds Essential is the best! Our company website and database are essential parts of our business. The website and database give us the professional look of who we are while also making our work flow so much easier! We highly recommend Sounds Essential.

    Charles Dwan, Owner
    Chefs Trading
  • Sounds Essential's team is the perfect combination of creativity, aesthetic vision, and technical expertise which enables them to provide innovative products. They are always responsive with questions, issues, and technical support and as the technology changes they adapt accordingly. We highly recommend Sounds Essential and they are indeed ‘essential’ to our business model.

    Wesley Wofford, Owner
    Wofford Sculpture Studio
  • Sounds Essential was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. With their guidance, we were able to update our website quickly and present a more polished and modern interface for our church. The documentation provided was clear and easy to follow, and they have been quick to respond to any questions.

    Kirsten Huscusson, Parish Administrator
    Church of the Incarnation
  • Between their exceptional level of service and versatility of skill, Sounds Essential is my first stop for anything from IT to creative... and they're my favorite partner, hands down.

    Leah G. Fallon, Owner
    Eleven Eleven Creative

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