already have a web site, how do I transfer it ?
- What about
adding more features later on ?
- Will I have
full admin access to my site ?
- How are your design fees so
- How long will
it take to get my site up and running?
- I'm not a
computer expert, can I really run a web site ?
- What about
canceling my plan ?
- What am I
waiting for ?
Transferring your current
site is actually quite easy. The exact steps involved depend
on how you are currently hosting your site and whether you have
administrative access to the files on your current site. If
you do, you can give us access, and we'll copy all your files,
leaving your current site unchanged and still active. We
then incorporate any special features you would like, and put your
site up on our servers. Your old site is still fully
operational while you view your new site at a location we give
you. We can proof read, make changes and ensure everything
is working smoothly before you transfer your domain name.
You can then cancel your old hosting account.
If you do not have
administrative access, we can still transfer your current site
with no help from you! It just takes a little bit longer
this way, and works the same as noted above. Your old
site stays active until we're ready.
Now you're thinking!
Our services are aimed primarily at small business owners, and
there is certainly room to grow. Once your site is up and
running it is generally easy to add any of the features we offer
to your site for a reasonable one time set up charge. All of
our features can generally be set up on a currently operating site
in just a day or two, with the exception of the shopping cart
program, which is advanced and requires more time.
Absolutely. You will
have full access through your online control panel. You'll
have access to your own cgi-bin, so advanced users can modify or
add programs for their site. You can add, edit, and remove
email addresses, forward email, and more! And you'll have
full, unlimited, FTP access to upload new pages and images to your
site at any time.
For a few reasons:
1) We are interested in
establishing long term relationships with customers that will
benefit both parties. As a sign of this commitment we try to
make our services very attractive by offering the absolute lowest
possible design fees to get you started hoping that once you
experience the benefits of an internet presence you will decide to
keep your web site working for you for the long run.
2) We believe in the KIS
principle of design (Keep It Simple). As you begin using
your web site you will come to realize that important features
include above all else a clear and easy to navigate menu.
Surveys show that most internet customers do not need flashy
graphics or a complicated page layout as it can confuse them and
make a site difficult to navigate. We can incorporate
other elements such as custom flash intros and such for additional
charges, however we don't recommend it as it will not make your
site more user friendly.
3) We use some design
technologies that make it easier for us to design your site to
have a clean, consistent look while allowing us to add as many
static pages as you may need and make changes and updates along
the way with less effort than other designers.
This, of course, depends
on the size of the web site. Generally speaking, we can have
a web site up and running within two weeks. The site can be
up and fully functional, however it may still need much of
the content added. Once we have your site designed, which
gives us a foundation, next we need to add information on your
business. You supply information and text that you would
like to present to your customers on your home page and other
static pages, and we will organize and design the pages to hold
that information. You are responsible for stocking your
online store with your products, and we will show you how easy it
is. Other arrangements can be made to have us stock your new
store for you.
Yes, and you should.
In this day and age, all businesses should have a presence
online. This will no doubt continue to become more and more
important as time goes on.
First, a distinction to be
made. Many sites offer your customers information.
These types of sites, such as for service providers, may require
no maintenance at all on your part. You'll just need to know
how to check your new email, or we can even have your new
"firstname.lastname@example.org" forwarded to your current email
address if you would like. Some sites, such as restaurants,
may desire to have easy ways to frequently update the information
on their web site. For example listing "specials of the
day" or such. We can custom design a program for you
that will give you easy access to update specific information on
your web site all by yourself. If you can fill out our information
request form, then you can update information on your web
site. Yes, we can make it that easy.
Online stores require more
work. Selling directly online can be the core of a small
business and you may need to check for orders every day (multiple
times a day depending on your business), check and respond to
customer questions on a regular basis, and perhaps add and remove
products from your store, or run specials and promotions
regularly. Once again, we can show you just how easy this
can be. If you can send and receive email, then you can
operate your own online store. We mail you full instructions
when you sign up and have an online reference area where
instructions are available for your viewing at any time.
While we make every effort
to ensure your satisfaction, there may be times when you cannot
continue with your hosting service. The initial set-up
and/or design fees, if any, domain name registration and secure
certificate fees are non-refundable. We offer a 30-day
money back satisfaction guarantee on the hosting plan.
After that you may cancel at any time, however there are no
refunds pro-rated or otherwise.
Good question! Take
a moment to browse the site, and please do not hesitate to contact
us with questions. There is no obligation, and you
will receive personalized attention to get you up and running
smoothly. We're happy to answer any specific questions you
may have, and walk you through the process to get you started.