Once your website has been completed it will need to be stored
on a high spec computer, known as a server, that is connected
to the Internet 24 hours a day. This is so that your visitors
can access the site to download your pages for viewing.
Using a free web hosting service?
There are thousands of free hosting services available and for
many small companies, they feel that using the free webspace provided
by their ISP is a safe option. In reality, these servers can be
slow or unreliable or be plastered with banners or other advertising.
If the server is slow to respond and the pages take too long to
download, your potential clients will think nothing of hitting
their back button and moving on to the next website, after all,
it is only two clicks away. The other problem with using free
webspace is that the address of the website is likely to be something
similar to http://www.freewebspace.com/your-isp/yourcompanyname.html.
Hardly professional or easy to remember and not favoured by search
Finding a reliable web hosting provider is essential
to your success
Having a web site that is slow and prone to going down is a sure
way of losing customers and upsetting your client base. Your choice
of host can also influence your chances of being indexed by the
search engines. If your website is off-line, or takes too long
to respond when a search
engine spider comes to visit you, then quite simply
put, you'll be missed. As our priority is getting your business
in the top rankings of the search engines, we only use top quality
systems and components. Your new website will be hosted on Sun
Cobalt XTR servers with 2GB ECC Ram and RAID1 Storage ensuring
your website is fast and responsive.
Web hosting is available to existing web design or SEO clients
for an annual fee of £99 for 25MB or £149 for 50MB.
New hosting accounts cost £149. 5GB data transfer per month,
which is more than enough for several thousand visitors per week
for most websites.
Bespoke web design example
Victoria's Health and Beauty
Beauty Salon based in Bristol established in 2000. We have provided
the Beauty Salon with a large website that advertises beauty treatments
offered and a shopping cart system that offers clients beauty
products and gift vouchers. Features include a mailing list and
a salon photo tour.
Health and Beauty - Approximately 400 pages