Website as a Service (WaaS)

If you’re hiring a professional to build your website, wouldn’t you want a professional to handle all the maintenance, security, design, and functionality too?

Website as a Service (WaaS) is an all-inclusive alternative to traditional website development. Not only do you get a brand-new website, but also expert professional services to maintain your website’s security, functionality, and design.

A Comprehensive Website Service for Your Business

All-Inclusive. Premium. Professional. It sounds expensive, right? WaaS is more affordable than you might think, especially when you consider the added value to your business.

Instead of paying one lump sum for your website up-front, then having to pay extra for ongoing maintenance services (or maintain the website and security by yourself), you’ll typically pay a fraction of the total website cost to get started. The included professional services, like hosting, maintenance, and security, are covered in a recurring monthly fee. As part of the service, you’ll also receive a redesign planning session every three years.

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What Is Website as a Service (WaaS)?

WaaS is the total package when it comes to website development and maintenance. As an all-inclusive, monthly recurring service, WaaS includes everything your business needs to own and operate its website without having to do any of the heavy lifting.

Included Services

High Touch offers multiple Website as a Service Packages, which can be customized to meet your company’s unique needs and budget. All WaaS packages include the following services:

  • Website Development. Our experienced team of web developers build a new website or give your existing website a front- and back-end upgrade. More about Website Development.
  • Website Security. We include blacklist monitoring and unlimited malware removal as part of our WaaS offering. Also, we actively scan your website’s core files, themes, and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects, and code injections. More about Website Security.
  • Maintenance. Your website requires ongoing maintenance to stay up-to-date, functional, and secure. As your website’s framework and plugins age, it becomes more susceptible to malicious activity, functionality problems, and compatibility issues. With WaaS, High Touch actively monitors your website to provide ongoing maintenance and updates. More about Website Maintenance.
  • Hosting. We host your newly developed or upgraded website on secure servers, accounting for your website’s storage, bandwidth, SSL certificate, and daily backup needs. Additionally, we can support load balancing, PCI compliance, and advanced hosting configurations as needed.
  • Domain Management. We’ll handle all the complicated domain management-related tasks for your website, including renewals, transfers, purchases, and consultations. More about Domain Management.

Additional Services

With WaaS, you can also choose to include premium add-ons for your website. These additional services can help increase and broaden your company’s online presence and add more online value to your digital brand.

  • Business Listing Management. Make it easier for customers to find your website and business online. Through our Business Listing Management service, we’ll list and manage your company’s address, phone number, website, and other contact information across over 100 websites, search engines, apps, voice assistants, GPS systems, and social networks. More about Business Listing Management.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With a better understanding of your business’s website goals, we can implement trending SEO tactics to boost organic traffic to your website. SEO add-ons include Google Analytics analysis, Google Ads implementation recommendations, and keyword ranking research and reports. More about SEO.
  • Website Changes. Updating content is as easy as sending an email to our Website support team. We offer WaaS clients the option to receive a dedicated bank of change hours for their website. In most cases, we can process small content changes in less than 48 hours.

How Much Does WaaS Cost?

website managementCompared to traditional website development, WaaS can be an affordable option for businesses that would like to pay less upfront for a website, then distribute the remaining cost over three years. With WaaS, the cost of ongoing website support services, such as domain management, hosting, maintenance, and security, are included in the price. Additional services, like Business Listing Management, SEO, and website changes increase the overall cost of WaaS services, but add significant value to your company’s online presence

In most cases, getting started with WaaS will cost somewhere between $4,000 and $8,000. Depending on the options and services you choose to include in your WaaS package, the monthly fee for most companies falls somewhere between $200 and $450 over 36 months. Contact us directly for an estimate and WaaS proposal.

All businesses are unique, and website needs vary significantly between industry, business size, and goals. While very generalized, these prices help you understand what to expect when considering WaaS for your business. Keep in mind, WaaS includes additional maintenance and security services in the price. All WaaS packages include at least 50 hours of development work and 10GB of website hosting.

As a bonus, every 36 months, we’ll collaborate with you as needed in a redesign planning session to determine your website’s ongoing needs, goals, and aspirations. You can rest assured knowing your website is always secure, user-friendly, and up to date.

Learn More About WaaS

We’re happy to provide additional information about WaaS, help you compare traditional website development versus WaaS, or start discussing how to get WaaS started for your business.

Contact The Web Team