Thinking about setting up a website for your business??
The prospect of setting up a new website for a new business can be daunting;
Many of my customers start with these questions:
- What should my website be called?
- How do I get a domain name(URL)?
- What is website hosting and do I need this?
- Where do I get website hosting and what package do I need?
These are just the beginning!
What should my website be called?
This can be the name of your business or perhaps the main words describing what your business does. Please don’t worry, as I can talk you through the options available and help you to decide which URL works best with your company vision. At this point I can help you to check which URLs are available and also advise on whether to set up the URL as a .com or .co.uk.
How do I get a Domain Name (URL)?
There are many companies that you can purchase a URL from, with some making the process easier than others. I am happy to advise you on which companies to use, if you would like to set this up yourself, or can do this for you. I always register the URL into the name of the business (not all web design companies do this!! – find out more here), so that the business is in control of their domain name.
What is website hosting and do I need this?
Every website needs website hosting, in order to get the website to display on the internet. So the simple answer is Yes this is required if you want a website for your business.
Where do I get website hosting and what package do I need?
Again there are many companies that provide website hosting; Many of these are large companies, though there are many smaller companies. Having looked after my customer’s websites since 2007, I have had both good and bad experiences with the service provided by web hosting companies. I now use a local company to provide web hosting, as I have built up a great relationship with them, and know that if I have any issues at all – it will get sorted out straight away. I am happy to set up web hosting for customers, or if they already have this in place, then that is no problem either.
Web hosting packages
This is determined by a few factors, including what type of website (brochure style or ecommerce), how big the site is – how many pages and are there lots of large images and videos, how many email accounts do you require etc.. There are many website hosting packages available, and I am happy to advise on the most appropriate hosting package for your business website.
Special discounted Charity Hosting packages can also be arranged for registered charities – please Get in touch to find out more.
J Turner Web Services is a Lichfield web design and web development company run by freelance website designer and web builder Joanne Turner.