WordPress is a powerful CMS (content management system), but like any platform it needs routine maintenance to ensure it continues to function correctly.
Site monitoring alerts us to immediate issues, so we can fix things quickly.
Daily backups allow us to quickly restore an entire site in case an update or deploy goes wrong. And, if something breaks while you’re editing a page, we can easily revert to the last working version.
Updating WordPress core, plugins, and PHP keeps a site secure and running smoothly. Some times an update may cause an issue that requires intervention. But, when a site is routinely updated, those issues are easier to identify and fix, since there are only a few at a time. However, a site that isn’t updated regularly may have many hidden issues brewing, and updating the site could break it. In some cases, building a new site may be the only option, which is expensive and time consuming.