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Why do I need a website?
In this information age, without a
presence on the Web, your business or organization is virtually invisible.
The web has been become a critical information source for the vast majority
of consumers. If you have a business or organization, you must be on the
What do I need to get a website
You will need a domain name. Domain
names are registered for 1 or more years and come with an annual fee. You
can then have domain specific email setup, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, to
make your business even more professional. You will also need to have web
hosting. Hosting is space on a server where your website files reside. When
someone uses your domain name, it reads the files placed in this server.
Hosting is purchased for 1 or more years and come with an annual fee.
How long will it take to build
my web site?
This depends upon the requirements of
your site, construction can take anywhere from as little as a few days to
How much will my web site cost?
The cost of your website will be
directly proportional to it's complexity. A relatively simple site will cost
much less than one with advanced functionality. You will always be given a
estimate of costs before any project is started. I make sure every aspect of
my clients' web needs are taken care of including setting up professional
looking email, providing regular statistics on web traffic, optimizing for
search engines, securing domains and web hosting. I even take and process
many of the photos used on my clients' sites.
How do I get my own domain name?
There a many domain name registrars,
some reputable and some not. To purchase or more accurately rent a domain
name you must search the database of all current registered names and when
you find a name that you want and that is available you must engage a domain
registrar to secure it for you.
How do I set up a hosting
I take care of this for you,
and supply you with the login and password information so you are always
part of the process. As with domain registrars, hosting services are
numerous and with varying degrees of reputability. There are a wide variety
of hosting packages available.
Will my site require
Just like an ad placed in a local
newspaper or magazine, your advertising on the web will need updating. I
offer maintenance programs to fit every budget.
to view the site maintenance options I offer.
Does a web site replace other
No, a website is another tool used to
advertise your company. Content of the site determines your ranking on
search engines and how fast your customer can find you on the Internet.
Are all websites created equal?
No. An effective website is a
combination of what your visitor sees and critical technical components
behind the scenes. The visitor must have a rewarding experience plus the
technology upon which the site is built must be designed to keep the site
running and easy to update and maintain.