Q: Can I do this myself?
- Of course - if you have the spare time!
- Some learning is involved, but we can carry the load for you if you're pressed for time.
- Sometimes you can find an enthusiastic staff member willing to help. Don't panic - while you're learning, we've got your back.
- We can make it easy for you by simplifying the difficult bits.
Q: What's needed to get started?
- The first thing you'll need is a domain name: For example:
"my-company.com" or my-school.edu" or "my-charity.org"
- You can register your own domain name, or we can help you.
- You'll need a PC, of course. It doesn't matter what kind of PC!
- If you can see this web page, you're ready to get started!
Q: How much does my own website cost?
- Your domain name is leased from the registrar of domain names
- Your domain name will cost about $100 for 3 years. It's yours
forever as long as you pay the lease fee. You can lease for 1 year to 10 years.
- The only other thing you need is a website hosting service.
We "host" your website on our secure cloud servers for a monthly
fee starting at $10 per month. To make it easy, we invoice you once a year and remind you
when it's time to renew.
Q: What will my website look like?
- To start with, your website will have no content - it's empty. You'll be able to see your website
on the internet, but it won't have much to say at the beginning!
- You really only need to design a "banner", or logo, that shows at the top of each
page. If you have design talent, you can design your own and we'll paste it in place. Or we can do one for you for a small fee.
- If you want exotic extras (!) like e-commerce, or Blackberry invoice applications, it's possible to
engineer your own system or we can arrange it for you.
Q: When will my website show on Google?
- Your website will appear almost immediately when someone searches for your domain name. But it will take
at least 6 months for it to appear when someone searches for "green plastic widgets", for example. We can help your
Google visibility, but this is definitely an added extra! The nice thing about the internet is that anyone can maintain his/her own
website and fiddle with things like Google+. After a while it even becomes a pleasant hobby!