Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to design and setup a website?

Domain Name Registration – You need this so that your website can be found! Most of the time the domain cost is approximately $12 for the first year but can cost more or less depending on the name.

Website Hosting – If you want to host your site with me it would the price starts at approximately about $200 a year.  If you want to use your own host, that is an option too. If you host through me I can start developing your site without paying another company first to get the site up.

Website Design – This depends on the size and content of the website. We can discuss this by emailing or talking over the phone or in person.

Maintenance to Existing Sites – This depends on what you want done.

What is a domain name?

“A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.

A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net and more.

The domain name must be registered before you can use it. Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in, it will go to your website and no one else’s.”

Does it really matter which hosting company I choose or should I just select one that offers the lowest monthly cost?

The importance of the web hosting company you choose. Problems with your hosting company can cost your business both time and money. Things that can go wrong range from not being able to access your email, to your web site being down for prolonged periods, to features of your site not functioning properly. I will offer advice on which web hosting company to use based on our research and experience.

What is responsive design and do I need it?

Websites that are developed with responsive design change according to the width of the device they are displayed on. When you view older websites on your smart phone or tablet, the text is tiny and difficult to read. Responsive websites are built to be easier to read on all devices.

Many people are viewing websites on tablets and smartphones now, so newer sites should be developed using responsive design. Additionally search engines like Google may use a website’s responsiveness in its search engine algorithm. Therefore, if your site is responsive, it may help you get higher rankings in Google.

Where are you located?

We are located in the Capital Region of New York State.

What type of businesses do you develop websites for?

We generally develop websites for small non-profit organizations and small service oriented businesses. We are currently not developing e-commerce websites, meaning those that sell products online.

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