With the popularity of “as a Service” products, like SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and other variations of this model popping up, there is some misinformation about what exactly a Website as a Service offer should include.
In this post we cover:
- What WaaS Should Include
- Why Website Design Is So Important To WaaS
- Benefits Of WaaS
- Website as a Service Pricing – What is the cost of WaaS?
- Benefits Of Our WaaS Offering Over Others
What Should WaaS Include?
If you come across an offering and it doesn’t include these things, it is not WaaS, as I will explain why in more detail below. Essentially the “as a Service” model should keep the end user from having to worry about the basics of the website for as long as they have it. WaaS must include these things.
There are variations on all of these, but the one I see people leave off the most, is the ongoing website updates. Some do not provide design updates at all, and some only provide design updates every 2, 3 or even 4 years out. This is NOT a WaaS offering.
Initial Website Design
The initial design and development of your website.
Website, server, fraud and browser protections, including SSL certificates.
Regular updates and testing for ongoing functionality improvements.
The server environment that your website and all of its files and database live.
Regular backups and a recovery plan to get you back up quickly if something goes wrong.
Ongoing support to help ensure that the website matches the level of service and quality you provide.
Ongoing front end design updates to keep your site up to date and modern.
Ongoing service and maintenance to make sure everything is running smoothly