FAQ: Frequently asked questions:
How do I get a website or get up online?
There are 4 elements to a web presence:
- A Domain name - this is the
www.mycompany.co.uk. This can be thought of like the telephone number
to dial to get to your website
- Hosting - this is where your
website "lives", and consists of physical computers stored
in a dedicated facility, this is where your domain name points people
to look when they type it into their browsers.
- Web Design / Testing of site
- this is the construction/design of the actual pages (html files)
with all its content, images and formatting. This can be done easily
and quickly by trained professionals or you can be taught to do
web design yourself (our preferred approach is a hybrid, whereby
we design, but you also see how we do what we do, so you are better
equipped for what can be done). The site should also be tested and
reviewed to check you are happy with it's look and functionality.
- Uploading the site - this consists
of taking the files from the local pc, disk, or cd-rom and transferring
them onto the Hosting Pc. (this is usally down over the internet
and the site is "uploaded" from where it was designed
and no one could see it, to the public internet.
Timings: How long does it take?
- Domain name - this can be done in minutes -
as soon as you have the name you want, check if its free and if
it is we can register it for you.
- Hosting - we have dedicated hosting facilities
ready to run for our clients accounts. There is an approximately
48 hours turnaround while servers online are updated between setting
up a new domain name and it appearing online.
- Web Design - from 1/2 hour to months - a simple
page with an image can be designed in half hour or less. We would
suggest that you initial presence can be set up in a 3hour session
with ourselves - assuming your text/copy and images are ready. After
that design is as long as the client wishes, as with all creative
processes. The internet also means that design can always be changed
and little extra cost. (For example we can change the colours
of this site in seconds at no costs using css).
- Uploading the site - Instant - as soon as the
files are transferred / upload the site is active.
So from nothing to an online site in 48 hours -
it can be done. How can we be so confident we've done it time and
So think of a domain name.. get in touch, and lets
get you online..