Many people ask, what exactly do I need to have a website. Websites are a foundation for a business to find information. Many have transferred to a Facebook only site, but there are many that do not have a Facebook account and will not find your information. A website is the go to source for information on the internet and the basis for web search engines. Here at Revizions, we can provide everything you need to have a fully functional basic website, a content management system based website, or even a fully featured web application.
To start off, you will need hosting. We can provide hosting for your website for a nominal fee of $35 a month or $45 a month with SSL encryption. Some online companies will charge you less, but unless you want to have to deal with their tech support wait times and handling the backend work yourself, it just better for us to take care of that for you.
Next you will need your domain name. What is a domain name? It is the website address you type into your browser to get to www.companyname.com. This can be a very daunting and frustrating experience as most of the good domain names have been taken, so you may have to be creative. We can help you with determining your domain name and can check to see if it is taken. Once we determine what is available we will take care of the rest for you! No need for you to worry about where and how to point your name servers. If you already have a domain name we can manage it for you. Domain names must be renewed yearly and we can take care of that for you for $20 a year.
Now you have to determine what kind of system you want to use for your website. We always recommend clients to use a content management system (CMS). A CMS will allow the client to have full control of their website by doing their own updates, no waiting on a developer to make a small change. A CMS will also provide user control, so you can have several people trained to make updates. With a good CMS, an administrator can control what users can update and even see. We will be happy to help you with training on doing your own updates if that is what you prefer.
A CMS will also allow the client to add many more features without reinventing the wheel. A good CMS will provide add-ons or extensions including E-Commerce, blogs, calendars, and much more without reinventing the wheel.
A CMS will also allow the client to use different templates. A template can be chosen from a wide variety of developers, some free even, or we can build a custom template around what you are looking for. We will build your site to be responsive to the user’s device, which means your site will work on a cell phone or on a large screen. Smartphone and tablet use has skyrocketed over the past few years and most people use these devices for all their internet browsing. We will test your site with several different devices to make sure it is compatible.
We always recommend to keep your website simple. We have found people don’t like looking all over to find the information they are seeking. Keep your important information easily attainable and utilize good search programs. Keep in mind though, simple doesn’t mean boring. We will build your site to be informative along with be stylish and contemporary. Nonetheless, we will always keep revising for the better.
All design services are bid at an hourly rate which depends on what services you are looking for. We are always competitive in our pricing and if you use our web hosting we will give discounts on design work. Our developers don’t spend much time looking at Facebook or twitter and instead they burry their noses in current web design articles and news so we are always on the cutting edge.
Contact Revizions so we can help you get started or revise what you already may have.