Services

Hosting & Maintenance

Get peace of mind with Flywheel Hosting

By partnering with industry-leader Flywheel Hosting, I am able to offer substantial savings to clients on ultra-fast, managed WordPress website hosting through my own bulk hosting plan. Lerdahl Web Design clients get significant savings with the Hosting Plan, in effect getting bargain rates for premium hosting that’s optimized specifically for WordPress websites. 

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Ditch the tech stress altogether with Hosting + Maintenance

For true peace of mind, opt for the Hosting + Maintenance Plan, which puts two companies at your service: a team of technical experts at Flywheel + your very own “bilingual” designer/site manager who speaks both Nerd and Regular Human, taking care of technical updates, backups, and security—plus giving you 60-minutes of task support each month, and there to help facilitate when things get super nerdy. Two companies, working together on your site’s behalf!

Lerdahl Web Design

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According to 2018 research by Google, 53% of mobile users leave a site that takes longer than three seconds to load. Getting your website onto the fastest servers is essential—and so is keeping it tuned with regular maintenance.

Hosting and Maintenance

Plans & Pricing

Let’s secure some quality real estate for your site! By partnering with industry-leader Flywheel Hosting, I am able to offer substantial savings on managed WordPress hosting to clients through my own bulk hosting plan.

LWD Hosting Plan

With industry leader Flywheel
$ 25
/mo.
  • Premium managed WordPress hosting for 1 Site
  • 20,000 visits per month
  • Server-side caching and CDN for lightning fast page loading
  • SSL for your domain
  • WordPress core updates
  • xml sitemap submitted to search engines​
  • Flywheel chat support 24 x 7 x 365
  • Access to Tutorials Library curated for LWD clients
  • Collaborator account for LWD on your hosting dashboard
  • WordPress tutorial videos
  • Save by selecting annual plan - $275/yr
  1. You want to manage your own website content and take care of the technical tasks.
  2. You know your way around the back end of a WordPress website OR are willing/able to invest your time to learn.
  3. Your schedule allows time to manage the more complex or urgent matters when they arise, such as page-loading or security issues, OR you are willing to pay hourly rates to have Lerdahl Web Design troubleshoot and/or perform maintenance on your site. 
  4. You like knowing you will always have an expert who’s there for you in a pinch, and you’re willing to pay hourly rates for any technical/troubleshooting or design work on your site.

LWD Hosting + Maintenance Plan

With Industry Leader Flywheel
$ 59
/mo
  • Everything in Web Hosting plan, plus:
  • 60-minute task support
  • 25% off hourly rate
  • High priority client status in the event of urgent matters
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Nightly off-site backups
  • Malware monitoring and removal
  • Security safeguards including data encryption, firewall, SSL
  • Theme and plugin updates
  • Free migration of your site from current host
  • Annual payment plan available
  1. You’re don’t want to manage your own website content and/or handle the technical stuff OR you don’t have time to learn; or: 
  2. You want to manage some of your website content, but definitely want to pass off the technical and/or time-consuming stuff.
  3. Taking it on yourself seems unwise when you factor your particular variables (income, time, technical ability) and do the math.
  4. You’d like to have two companies at your service: a team of technical experts at Flywheel + your very own “bilingual” designer/site manager who speaks both Nerd and Regular Human, taking care of technical updates, backups, and security—plus giving you 60-minutes of task support each month, and there to help facilitate when things get super nerdy. 
  5. Being able to have it all taken care of for you seems heavenly. 

Friends don't let friends buy cheap hosting

Ten or fifteen dollars a month for web hosting sounds great. But you do get what you pay for when you go with budget hosting “deals.” Here are a few good articles illustrating how cutting corners will likely end up costing you time, money, and headaches in the end:

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different companies, or “registrars,” that sell and manage domains. Most charge around $13/year for the initial year of domain-name registration, and then around $15/year for annual renewals. To find out if the name you’d like to use is available, visit hover.com or any of the many domain registrars such as GoDaddy, Namecheap, Bluehost, etc.

I like Hover. They offer straightforward pricing, good customer service, and free privacy protection, which costs $15 annually with some registrars. Privacy protection is important because domain details are public record, and unprotected data is susceptible to being mined by spammers and scammers.

Short answer: I work exclusively with one company, Flywheel Hosting, to offer you premium hosting with super-fast servers at discounted rates. I take care of setting that all up for you.

Flywheel’s hosting infrastructure is custom-built for the WordPress platform, and their awesome set of workflow tools enables me to work efficiently and pass the savings on to you. There are so many different hosting platforms out there with wide variations in how they work; to me it makes the most sense to spend our time (and your money) knowing one hosting company really well versus attempting to decode and learn all the different cpanel interfaces and hosting back-ends. This streamlined process enables me to efficiently and cost-effectively set up and manage hosting for your site while saving you the hassle!

Websites are definitely not set-it-and-forget-it entities. Neglected sites begin to run slow over time and become vulnerable to hackers. That said, yes, it is entirely doable to manage your site’s security, speed, content updates and overall health on your own, and it can be quite enjoyable and rewarding, depending on who you are and how much time you can commit to educating yourself and caring for you website. For my clients who want to take it on themselves, I’ve curated a library of online video tutorials and other resources.

Of course, if this sounds to you like a headache in the making, hiring someone else to take it all off your hands might be a better route. Check out my Hosting + Maintenance Plans, or contact me if you would like to discuss your site’s maintenance.

Clients choose between recurring monthly or annual invoicing, and submit payment via automatic processing.

$60/hour. This may include content updates, design work, or technical trouble-shooting.

Yes. I employ mobile-friendly, responsive design practices, which means your pages will render adaptively to screen size and will look great on smartphone, tablet, and desktop devices. Mobile traffic has surpassed desktop traffic on the internet, so this is more important than ever.

Secure Sockets Layer or “SSL” Certificates are small data files that bind a key to an organization’s details. In other words, they keep your site’s information safe and secure by encrypting information. When installed, SSL activates that little green padlock in the browser bar to let you know that a site’s connections are secure. SSL is required for sites that handle credit card transactions (like online stores), but it’s also considered a best-practice security measure for any site nowadays.

All my sites are set up with a strong foundation of web design best practices and conformance to standards used by Google in its ranking algorithms, for example optimized page speed,  security, onpage SEO (content, title tags, internal links, etc.), and mobile responsiveness. They also come equipped with the Yoast SEO plugin installed. That said, I am not an SEO specialist. Should you require more advanced/intricate levels of optimization, I would be happy to recommend a local SEO consultant.

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to talk with you!

During your free consultation call we'll cover:

  • your current website situation, what you're looking to accomplish, and what's important to you
  • features & functions that are available to serve your goals
  • questions or concerns you may have about moving forward
  • packages & pricing options
  • your timeline and next steps