7 Simple Steps to Self-check Your Website

7 Simple Steps to Self-check Your Website

Own a website but notice glitches over time? Worried about handling the website without any tech skills?


Learn 7 simple steps to self-check your website—no need for a tech expert!

Step1: Check The Domain and Hosting Expiry Date

To ensure your website stays online, you must renew your domain registration and hosting services. Simply log in to your account and check the due date. If you don’t have access, contact your previous web agency for assistance.


Step2: Backup Your Website

Prevent data loss by regularly backing up your website files and database.

If your website is in WordPress, then you may install the UpdraftPlus plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/) to simplify the process.


Step3: Review Content

Keep your content fresh by evaluating and updating information.

Remove any irrelevant content to ensure accuracy and relevance.


Step4: Check Website’s Speed

Test your website’s speed with tools such as:

1. Google PageSpeed Insights (https://pagespeed.web.dev/)

Aim for a score of 80 or above.

2. Alternatively, use GTmetrix (https://gtmetrix.com/) to achieve an ‘A’ rating for optimal performance.


Step5: Check for Broken Links

Utilize tools such as:

1) Dead Link Checker


or online SEO tools like:

2) SEMrush


to identify and update or remove broken links.


Step6: Test Contact Forms and Functionality

Ensure essential functions like contact forms and payment gateways (if

applicable) work seamlessly. Test these features to guarantee a smooth user experience.


Step7: Evaluate Mobile Responsiveness

Adapt to the mobile era by checking your website’s responsiveness across

various devices and screen sizes. Ensure your site is mobile-friendly to

accommodate the increasing use of mobile devices.




Live passionately,

Terry Tsang

The Programmer . IT Consultant . Tech Partner



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