Do I really need a website for my business?
A website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available to you, think of it as a store front on a global level, open 24 hours a days, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Secondly, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home and in their own time. Your website empowers your current customers and maximises marketing potential for future ones. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you. But remember first impressions count! So make your website look as good as it can be.
Does it matter if my website looks dated, surely it’s the information that’s important?
When you receive a visitor to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing, easy to navigate and offers useful information. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.
My business is small and not computer related, what will a website do for me?
This is a common misconception. Many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more efficient by the web. Your business will save money and time while appealing to a much greater audience, the world.
Do you register domain names?
We are a full service web design company so can do everything for you. Domain registration is included in the price. Even though we register these domains it is expressely mentioned in our terms and conditions that the domain is your property and we can transfer ownership & control of it to you as and when you desire. You can register your own domain and, so long as you are happy to provide us with administrator priviledges, can set it up to point to your hosting provider.
What about Hosting & Email?
We provide full hosting facilities. We recommend you host your website on our servers as they are optimised for the UK market, but we also appreciate that some customer already have hosting contracts in place with their current providers and if required we will deploy them to the third party provider. We have a number of dedicated web, email and dns servers. All our servers are co-located in mission critical high security data centres and are backed up on Godaddy’s global network of servers to ensure as near as 100% uptime as it is possible to get.
We can offer you professional domain based email and webmail accounts that work seamlessly with your domain name. All accounts are virus scanned at the server level so your risk of catching a virus is greatly reduced.
How long will it take to design my website?
This largely depends on what is involved, as well as how soon you, as the client, are able provide us with the essential documents, such as copy and pictures. A simple brochure site can be up and running in 2 days. But ususally takes 1 to 2 weeks of development, your input is taken into account at all times and progress can be viewed via temporary servers we set up to enable you to see how your website is progressing.
More complex projects and wordpress based sites can take longer. When we know your exact requirements, we can provide you with a realistic end date. We know that project deadlines are very important : we will always do our utmost to meet them.