Malta WordPress Website Maintenance & Support

WordPress Website Maintenance Services in Malta. Different plans for different websites. Are you looking to hire a professional to maintain your business site? 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.

Malta WordPress Maintenance
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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

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.

Malta

Malta is comprised of a group of islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily, and 288km northeast of Tunisia. An estimated 516,100 people (est. 2021) live within just 316 square kilometers of land, making it one of the most densely populated areas within the European Union. The population density is 1,633/km2 (4,229.5/sq mi).

The governing of Malta is based on a republic, with a new president of the republic being elected by voters on a 5-year basis. The entire country of Malta is also divided up into 68 smaller sub-districts, each with separate councils for administration purposes. In 2003 a referendum was held to decide on membership to the European Union. A narrow percentage voted in favor of joining, and in 2004 Malta became a full member of the European Union. In 2008 the euro (EUR) replaced the Maltese lira (MTR) as the country’s national currency.

The Economy of Malta

Tourism, financial, and information technology-related industries play a significant role in Malta’s economy, with the service sector employing 68% of the total workforce. A further 29% of the workforce work within the industrial sector, with Malta’s main exports being electronics, machinery, and pharmaceutical items. Major export partners include Germany, Singapore, France, the UK, and the US.

Malta has few natural resources such as hydrocarbons, water, and foodstuffs (it only produces 20% of its entire food needs); therefore, it relies heavily on goods from other countries. Malta imported $19.18 billion worth of goods in 2021, more than a quarter of which was from Italy, with other import partners being the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

While Malta managed to survive the economic crises of 2009 and remain relatively unharmed, it has had several problems that dented the economy, such as increasingly high water rates (due to its limited water supply) and high electricity rates. The budget deficit rate in 2020 stands at 9.7% of total GDP, in breach of the European Union’s 3% maximum allowed rate. The total GDP figure is $14.65billion (2020), and a GDP per capita of $27.884,64 (est. 2020).

Infrastructure of Malta

The Malta International airport (MLA) is the only airport within Malta, and it is located 5km southwest of the capital city of Valetta. It mainly services other European cities, with the busiest routes being London Gatwick and Heathrow, although Emirates airline has several flights weekly to Dubai. After a refurbishment, the old terminal has been transformed into a cargo area, and now several airlines transport freight items to European locations.

Partly due to Malta’s large import and export requirements, it ranks as the fourth country to have the most number of marine ships engaged in the carrying of cargo – with a total figure of 8594 (est. December 2019). Malta has three major ports: Malta Freeport, Marsamxett harbor, and the Port of Valetta. The Ċirkewwa Harbour also runs a frequent ferry service to the nearby island of Gozo.

The road system in Malta totals 3,096 km. Malta has the fourth-largest car ownership in the European Union, which considering the small size of the island, can make traveling in central areas difficult due to congestion. Malta has an efficient bus service network, which offers frequent services throughout the country. Buses are a popular method of transportation with locals and tourists alike, carrying an estimated 53.4 million passengers annually (2018). There is no current railway system in operation in Malta.

Since 1995 Malta has relied solely on oil to fulfill its electricity generation needs, the amount of oil consumption has also risen by 49% since 1990. The water infrastructure in Malta is poor, with frequent shortages and bans imposed in the country. Problems relating to the water and energy infrastructure have resulted in increasingly high rates for these services, detrimental affecting established businesses within the country.

Workforce in Malta

Over 95% of the population is Maltese, British residents make up 2.3%, and the remaining foreign inhabitants come from other Mediterranean counties. The official language of Malta is Maltese and English, Italian is also widely spoken.

Malta has a robust education system, with 4.6516% of the GDP being invested back into educational facilities. Education in Malta is based on the British model, whereby it is compulsory for children to attend primary school, then secondary school until the age of 16. The University of Malta was founded in 1592 and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in eleven different faculties. Undergraduate programs are entirely free of Maltese students and citizens of the European Union. Currently, 11,300 students are enrolled in courses at the college. Literacy rates are lower than many other developed Western cities, standing at 92.8%.

Business Expenses in Malta

The tax rates for individuals residing in Malta are based on a progressive pay-scale, ranging from 0%-35%. If an individual earns less than €9,100 per annum (single person), €12,700 (married person), or €10,500 (parent), the person is exempt from paying taxes.

On the other end of the scale, any individual earning over €60,001+ (single/married/parent), must pay 35% taxes. A foreign resident working in the country is only required to pay taxes from monies earned within Malta. If, however, they stay for longer than 183 days a year, they will be classed as a permanent resident. They must pay taxes on income earned from abroad and in the country.

Corporate tax rates are relatively high at 35%. However, there is no tax deduction at source for dividends, interest, or royalties. Malta is also implementing new incentives to attract foreign investors to the area.

The standard VAT rate is 18%. However, certain goods and services (medications, some foodstuffs, etc) have a reduced rate of 7% or 5% or 0%.

Office rentals are lower than many other European countries, with major industrial parks offering ready-to-move-in office space packages.

The minimum wage rate stands at just €777,10 per month, which is lower than other counties such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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WordPress Maintenance Plans in Malta – 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 GoogleYahoo!, 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 Maintenance Packages in Malta 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 a 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 on the nature of tasks and the number of hours you need). For urgent WordPress support, you can contact me anytime.

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