WordPress Maintenance Services in Belgium

WordPress Maintenance Services in Belgium. Different plans for different websites. Are you looking to hire a professional to maintain your WordPress website? Whether you have a simple presentation site or a complex one, I can provide monthly, weekly and daily updates, support, and reports to make sure your WordPress site is kept in the best condition.

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Software Updates

  • WordPress Core
  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • PHP version
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Security

  • Sitewide Security Audits
  • 24/7 Malware Scanning
  • Hack Remediation and Cleanup
  • Web Application Firewall Setup
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Backups

  • Scheduled Monthly, Weekly or Daily
  • Secure Cloud Backup Storage
  • Access and Option to Download the Backup
  • Free Backup Restoration
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Content Updates

  • Blog Posts
  • Page Edits
  • Content Creation
  • Media compression
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Tracking and Reporting

  • Monthly Action Reports
  • SEO, Security and Performance Recommendations
  • Downtime Reports
  • Hacking Attempts 24/7 Reports
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Hosting

  • Migration
  • Performance Optimization
  • Tech Support Management
  • Troubleshooting
Pricing plan

WordPress Maintenance Packages

Basic Plan

$87

Full Website Backup: Monthly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: One time

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Support Time/mo: 30 minutes

Response Time: Within 72h

Standard Plan

$174

Full Website Backup: Weekly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: Monthly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 4 articles/month

Support Time/mo: 60 minutes

Response Time: Within 48h

Premium Plan

$348

Full Website Backup: Daily

Safely WordPress Core Update: Daily

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Daily

Test Links and Contact Form: Weekly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

WordPress SEO report: Weekly

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 2 articles/week

Website Speed Test

Support Time/mo: 120 minutes

Response Time: Within 24h

Free WordPress Migration: 1/mo

Basic Plan

$870

Full Website Backup: Monthly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: One time

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Free WordPress Migration: 1/yr

Support Time/mo: 30 minutes

Response Time: Within 72h

Standard Plan

$1,740

Full Website Backup: Weekly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: Monthly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 4 articles/month

Free WordPress Migration: 2/yr

Support Time/mo: 60 minutes

Response Time: Within 48h

Premium Plan

$3,480

Full Website Backup: Daily

Safely WordPress Core Update: Daily

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Daily

Test Links and Contact Form: Weekly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

WordPress SEO report: Weekly

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 2 articles/week

Website Speed Test

Free WordPress Migration: 1/mo

Support Time/mo: 120 minutes

Response Time: Within 24h

IMPORTANT NOTES (READ BEFORE BUY):

  1. There is a non-refundable clause at point no. 8 from the FAQ list. Make sure you read the FAQ before buying this service. You can find the WordPress maintenance FAQ list on each product page, from the WordPress Maintenance category.
  2. If you choose to buy for an entire year, you get 2 months of maintenance for FREE.

Belgium – The Land of Waffles, Chocolate, Fries, and Beer

Belgium is located in Western Europe and shares its borders with four other countries: Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Luxembourg. It has a population of 11.4 million (est. 2020) living in an area no more significant than 30,689km2, which gives it one of the highest population densities in Europe. It also has 66km of coastline on the North Sea, where several of the countries ports are located. The capital city of Brussels lies in central Belgium and is the commercial and economic center, and other notable cities include Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent.

The political system is based on a constitutional monarchy, with the country being divided into 589 municipalities, each with a separate governing council that deals with matters concerning the operation of local services. Belgium was a founding member of the European Union, and in 2002 it adopted the euro (EUR) currency system, which replaced the old Belgian franc (BEF).

Belgium Economy

Most of the country’s economic activity takes place in the Northern Flemish territory and the capital city of Brussels. The service sector contributes towards 75% of the total GDP figure for the country – which is $557 billion (CIA Factbook 2022). The largest employers in Belgium include Anheuser-Busch InBev, KBC Bank, Ageas, and Solvay S.A.

Industry and manufacturing are prominent in the economy, and the countries positioning allows for goods to be exported to worldwide markets, although 75% of all stock is shipped to European countries. In 2019, the total value of exports (FoB) was 445,214 million; major products exported included machinery, chemical, automobiles, metals, and finished diamonds.

Agriculture accounts for less than 1% of the total GDP, but most agricultural land is used for farming vegetables, fruits, and tobacco, along with the rearing of animals to produce meats such as beef, veal, and pork.

Belgium Infrastructure

Belgium has a strategic Western European positioning and a good transportation network that allows for easy traveling in and around the country and other European destinations. There are 43 airports in the country, the largest and most important is Brussels Airport (BRU), located 11km northeast of the city center. Not only does it serve most European destinations, but it offers flights to the United States, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and handles over 16 million passengers annually. A separate cargo terminal transports freight worldwide, and in 2020, 511,613 tonnes of air cargo were transported from the Brussels Airport, up 2.2% in 2019.

The road system is modern and consists of several linking highways, driveways, national roads, and secondary national roads. It has 152,256km of roads that connect all major towns and cities and link to neighboring countries such as France and the Netherlands. The high-speed Eurostar train link connects London St.Pancreas with Brussels Midi/Zuid and allows commuters to travel between the two cities in under 2 hours. Metro, tram, and light rail systems operate in the country.

Due to Belgium’s coastal location on the Northern Sea, four ports are located in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, and Ostend. The largest and busiest in the Port of Antwerp, which is also the busiest port in Europe.

Belgium Labor Force

Belgium has a total labor force of 4.122 million (2020 est. CIA Factbook), of which 97% live in urbanized areas. Approximately 92% of the population are classed as official Belgian citizens, and the remaining foreign nationalities comprise mainly of Europeans coming from France, the Netherlands, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, and Germany.

What language is mainly spoken in Belgium?

Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French, and German. The number of people who speak Dutch and French as their first language is roughly equal, while German is only spoken as a first language by 1% of the population; most of the German speakers live in the country’s Eastern region, next to the German border. English is also spoken in Belgium, particularly among the younger generations, as English is a compulsory language taught in schools to IGCSE levels.

All citizens must study up until 18, which is two years higher than many other European countries such as England and Spain. After completing secondary schooling, many students continue to study at a higher level. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranks the education system in Belgium as having a higher standard than all of its combined members average. Twenty-eight universities and university colleges are issuing internationally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Registration and tuition fees for universities are set at a fixed rate, and there are numerous bursary and financial loans available to lower the costs for students with a low income. This gives a more significant percentage of citizens the choice to continue education if they wish. The educational system helps produce a skilled workforce with a high literacy rate of 99%

Business Costs in Belgium

Not surprisingly, commercial office rentals are highest in the CBD of Brussels. Office space in Brussels Quartier Leopold district costs $43.56 per square foot per annum, ranking much lower than other European hubs like Paris, Milan, London, and Amsterdam. Brussels has the fourth-best European location for business, based on familiarity of the area and easy access to other markets.

Belgium has set a national minimum wage to protect workers and stop labor exploitation. Anyone legally working in the country is entitled to a minimum of EUR 1,625.72 per month (est. 2020), and is one of the highest minimum wages in Europe, ranking in fourth place. While highly skilled professionals can enjoy salaries equal to the world’s largest economic cities such as New York and London.

The corporate tax rate in 2022 is 25% and an additional 3% ‘crises surcharge’ on all profits for companies operating within the country. Several allowances help ease the tax burden for companies that fit specific requirements, including the national allowance for corporate equity. Personal taxes are calculated depending on an individual’s residency status. Residents are classed as anyone who has their main home in Belgium and is registered to a commune. Personal taxes work on a progressive scale, and for residents, it ranges from 25% to 53.5%. Discounted VAT rates apply for goods such as books and medical items, while the flat fee has remained at 21% for most goods and services.

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WordPress Maintenance Packages in Belgium – Why Do You Need It?

To keep your WordPress website performing well after its online publication, your website still needs to be managed and technically maintained. It is not prudent to just publish your website and walk away thinking “job-done”.

Search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing are constantly evolving using artificial intelligence and changing their algorithms (the way they evaluate your website) to finely hone their user’s search experience. Therefore, properly managing and technically maintaining a website ensures it stays in tune with changing search engine technology and software environment.

After the publication of your website, I can continue to be the webmaster for your website, providing website technical support and carrying out any website maintenance required.

The WordPress Care Plans in Belgium are renewable monthly or annually, and, depending on your specific case, it can include the renewal of hosting space and domain name, maintaining website security, monitoring website traffic, search engine re-submissions and tracking changes, as well as recovering your website in case of disaster.

Nowadays, many people simply forget to backup their enterprise website: Maybe the stress of running their business, the lack of knowledge, or any other reasons.

Some of the bad scenarios when you need a site backup:

  • Hacked site recovery – In case you need to recover your business website very fast, and in the same way it was, you need a backup.
  • WordPress updates break your website – It happens. Every time you make a theme or plugin update, make sure you do a backup before. Most people put those updates on “auto” mode, meaning your WordPress site can go down while your potential clients are surfing on it. That’s bad!
  • Cheap hosting – One of the biggest problems with those cheap hosting providers ($1/month, $5/month, $15/month) with UNLIMITED traffic, UNLIMITED domains, and other misleading offers may disappear after a few weeks you just bought their plan(s). Guess what?! Your website will disappear, too. In order to keep your website online, you need someone (person or software) to take care of it, and take prompt action in case of any problems.

In any case, you need a fresh and well-structured backup of your website. But these WordPress site maintenance services aren’t only about backups. I also provide Security protection for your site and implement the last réglementation in the matter of WordPress security. Your website is in safe hands and your enterprise will continue to prosper.

Why is WordPress website maintenance important?

WordPress is the most successful CMS (*content management system). Due to its heavy use worldwide, however, it is also a popular target for hackers. Similar to an operating system on the computer, WordPress must be updated regularly. Functionalities are expanded and security gaps are closed. Once regularly updated, WordPress is stable and secure. However, WordPress installations that are rarely updated or not updated at all are vulnerable and run the risk of being infected by malicious code.

I take care of all the necessary details to make your WordPress website more secure and regularly update the WordPress core system and all plugins used. In the first step, I carry out a basic check of your WordPress website. I check the WordPress core data, plugins, and themes used. I check the performance and carry out the first security checks. Your system is checked for security gaps and for viruses, malware, or Trojans. I am interested in the general condition of your website and the associated immunity of the system. As soon as the basis is right, all further work follows.

I keep your WordPress website up to date with regular updates

For the operation of a professional WordPress website, it is necessary to ensure regular updates of the system and the installed plugins and themes. Regular updates are the basic work for a safe and stable WordPress website. I carry out these essential tasks and constantly stabilize the immune system of your website. At the same time, we check the compatibility of the individual plugins and the functionality of the entire website after each update.

I create backups of your WordPress website

Your website is important to your business and often the focus of many marketing efforts. A successful website puts a lot of time and energy into it. This business area can be temporarily paralyzed by WordPress problems such as incompatible plugins or themes. This is not yet about hacker attacks or other infections. That’s why regular backups are the reinsurance of your website. Thanks to a WordPress backup, we can quickly restore the normal operation of your website in an emergency. I take care of your WordPress security and create regular data backups on external servers and secure your business sustainably.

I check your WordPress website after each update

In addition to the necessary updates to the WordPress core version and the plugins used to keep your website stable and up-to-date, a subsequent check of your website for functionality is mandatory. Since plugins are offered by different developers and companies, incompatibilities can never be ruled out. Especially when using many plugins, the risk increases, and problems can occur. Therefore, a function test of the website after each update should be routine. I offer you this routine and can also carry out an analysis of the plugins you use to determine whether they are necessary.

I do the work for you. You save time and money.

I am your specialized service provider for the care and maintenance of WordPress websites. As a web developer, I’ve been dealing with WordPress for many years (since 2008, more exactly) and have gained extensive experience. Benefit from my knowledge and save time and money and concentrate on your core business. I concentrate on your WordPress website and take care of all technically demanding maintenance work. I keep an eye on all components and carry out major WordPress upgrades, updates, and minor updates to plugins and themes.

I carry out security scans to detect malware and other infections, check the availability of your website (up-time monitoring), and create regular backups. If there are problems with the website, I will inform you in good time and offer solutions at short notice. The maintenance packages include all the important functions to keep your WordPress website stable, secure, and long-term.


For other WordPress website maintenance services, such as adding new content (text, images, WooCommerce products), as well as adding new features, the price is $75/hour (negotiable, depending of the nature of tasks and the number of hours you need). For urgent WordPress support, you can contact me anytime.