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Web Design 2018-04-15T23:59:23-04:30

Domain

A domain name is more than an address. It is your blog, your business, and your very online identity. That’s why your domain name must be you. Make it recognizable, easy to remember, and a proud representation of you and your brand. Examples of domain names are Amazon.com, Apple.com and Change.org

What is a domain name?

A domain name is how your website will be known online, no matter what type of website you’ll have. It is the unique address of your site on the internet and it will be yours as long as you continue paying the annual fee ($10 – $15 for .com domain). Users who know your domain, technically referred to as a URL (uniform resource locator) can simply type it in their browser’s address bar, and be taken there. Others will be able to discover your blog through search engines such as Google and Bing.

Type your desire Domain name below to check if it’s taken or not?

Hosting

What is web hosting?

Definition: Web hosting is the activity or service of providing storage space to individuals or organizations, for the websites that are accessible via World Wide Web. Choosing the right web hosting service is an important decision. Placing your trust in the wrong web host can cause hours, or even days, of frustration and reflect poorly on your website’s reputation. Many web hosting companies guarantee top-quality services but rarely live up to their promises. Your most reliable sources for trustworthy information are professional opinions and user reviews.

Shared server

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On a shared server you share space with other users. It is the equivalent of doing your business at a farmers market, meaning that you have some restrictions and what you do may affect others and vice versa. However, it is the cheapest option and everything you need for a small business website is included in the plan. The price of a shared hosting plan is very affordable and may vary between $5 and $15 with the good providers.

Virtual private server

Bench

A “virtual private server” (VPS) is a hybrid of dedicated and shared servers, but you can also look at it as a higher class of shared server. It is equivalent of having your business in a mall. Unlike shared servers, where you share all of the resources, a VPS is divided into sections and each website resides within its assigned section. Pricing is somewhere in between dedicated and shared hosting (from $15 to $100) and might be a good solution if you run a high traffic website.

Dedicated server

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A “virtual private server” (VPS) is a hybrid of dedicated and shared servers, but you can also look at it as a higher class of shared server. It is equivalent to having your business in a mall. Unlike shared servers, where you share all of the resources, a VPS is divided into sections and each website resides within its assigned section. Pricing is somewhere in between dedicated and shared hosting (from $15 to $100) and might be a good solution if you run a high traffic website.

Web Design

Different types of web designing solutions for different small businesses needs

Business card site. For some small businesses, a simple one-page website with the name, description, contact info and maybe a logo may be all that’s needed. You can also include some product information, but the basic concept is a one-page website that represents your company or yourself.

Portfolio site. A portfolio site is similar to business card website, except you’ll have a section on the web page where you showcase your work and give people options for contacting you. Photography studios commonly use this type of website, so do design firms and other creative endeavors.

Product brochure site. This kind of website is an extension of your company’s sales and marketing efforts. You’ll be able to include goods and services your business offers for visitors to browse through. This website may include some pricing guidelines but doesn’t enable customers to make purchases online.

E-commerce site. With an e-commerce site, you’ll be able to showcase your products or services and allow visitors to buy them online. At first, the setup process for an eCommerce site may seem daunting, but there are many simplified methods and tools on the internet today that will enable you to sell online.

SEO, InfoSec

Search engines care a lot if your website is secure and safe for your customers.I know that many people don’t understand why their website is being targeted in the first place and therefore never feel about security as anything critically important (until they get hacked), but there is more in that than just spending time and money on feeling safe.

Better Security = More Traffic & Bigger Sales!

This is basics! Moving over to secure connection (HTTPS) should already be essential. Google has officially confirmed that they boost rankings for HTTPS sites already in 2014.

A few months ago (early 2017), Firefox and Google Chrome started to call HTTP connections insecure. You can see it by yourself – all the regular HTTP pages with a login functionality are marked as “Not Secure”.

Search engines and web browsers are giving out a clear sign. Your website will have a better reputation and will be positioned higher in search engine results if you take care of your visitors’ safety. If not. well, it’s your own loss.

No Security = Loss in Traffic & Drop in Revenue!

There are many reasons why search engines can apply penalties (negative SEO) to your website ranking. If you don’t take care about security, you might end up with your site being wiped from search engine result or even have it completely blocked.

Honestly, this makes sense. If you don’t care about your website and you don’t care about your visitors — why should Google or any other search engine care about you?

Support 

main·te·nance
ˈmānt(ə)nəns,ˈmān(t)nəns/
noun:   the process of maintaining or preserving something, or the state of being maintained.

There is nothing more frustrating than finding an error on your website. Or even worse (and embarrassing) when a client or customer points the error out to you.

What can we do to help?

Pack Of Pros can help you preserve your website investment by putting together a website maintenance plan to keep your website secure, online and up to date. One of the most important parts of owning and operating a website is maintaining it on a proactive basis. Don’t wait until it is several versions behind, has been hacked or slowed to a crawl, we can keep your site running well now, and into the future.