Website as a Service (WaaS) – What is that?

Website as a Service (WaaS) – What is that?


What is WaaS

Website as a Service (WaaS) is a technique of managing a website, by subscribing to it as a service. So your website’s design, development, technical, and maintenance services are handled by someone else as a part of the package deal. There are a vast number of elements that complement the (WaaS) package. The service gives everything that one needs to create the perfect web presence for your business. 

Websites, traditionally, have been a product. Developers used to build a website, host to their desired hosting, collect the fee, and move on to the next project. But, with the WaaS approach, you pay a monthly fee that covers development, design, security, maintenance, technical and content updates. WaaS keeps your site fresh and up-to-date.

What WaaS Should Include

The WaaS model should keep the client/end-user keep no to worry about the basics of the website, as long as they have it. WaaS must include the following

  • 1. Initial Website Design: build a new website or give your existing website a front- and back-end upgrade. The WaaS should include the initial design and development of the website.
  • 2. Hosting: The server environment where all of your website’s files and data will be stored.
  • 3. Security: Protection of the website, and the server, including SSL certificates.
  • 4. Backup: Recovery plans and regular backups to get you back up quickly if anything goes wrong.
  • 5. Support: Continuous support to ensure the website meets the standards for service and quality you provide.
  • 6. Updates: Regular updates for continuous functionality improvements.
  • 7. Design Updates: Continuous design updates to ensure your website meets the latest design standards.
  • 8. Maintenance: Continuous website maintenance service to ensure smooth operation.

Benefits of WaaS

The WaaS model allows companies to build and manage their websites easily. There are plenty of advantages of WaaS; we have categorized them into three main points.

Low Up-Front Cost

With a traditional website development approach, you pay 50% up-front and 50% when the project gets launched. With the WaaS approach, your up-front cost gets notably lower, as you pay a small monthly fee. This monthly fee varies based on the requests and changes in functionality like chat, eCommerce, bookings, events, and anything else that you could need your website to do.

Website Never Depreciates

Design standards change every day; a newly built website can look outdated in six months. Web browsers get updated continuously with new integrations and protocols. New devices come out regularly with advanced display resolution and different screen sizes. With WaaS, your website gets to take care of all these things. It gets updated every month, whether it’s software, content, or any design requirement. Your website will always look August, will be mobile responsive, and will adapt to new technology. 

Continuous Support and Maintenance

With technology updating rapidly, websites are a fast-moving living thing on a fast and always updating internet. WaaS provides your websites with continuous support and maintenance to be flexible with the rest of the internet.

With ongoing support and maintenance, your website also gets protected against hacks and online attacks by implying the latest security techniques.

Final Thoughts

WaaS is usually a generic solution that is easy to buy, and quick to get started with a low up-front cost. It is often an attractive offer for teams having few resources, and want to have a well-functioning website up and running without having to understand all the technical jargon. Waashero provides awesome WaaS-related plugins and addons that make it easy to get started with WaaS. Check us out at today!

That was our take on the website as a Service (WaaS). Please let us know if you found this article helpful by commenting below so we can continue to come up with such posts. And if you have any feedback or think we missed something, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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