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Nov 12

Choose the Best Hosting Service

Posted: November 12, 2016 -

Website Hosting for a Small Business Website

Website hosting companies provide services that allow you to get your website published online. This includes the actual servers that host your website, services for sending and receiving email, domain name registration, and other networking requirements to get your website up and running. They do not provide the content for your website nor provide the labor to build and maintain your website. Hosting services come in many different sizes and varieties. Choosing the right hosting company and hosting plan is not easy unless you understand a little about how hosting works and what they are offering. You need a reputable service, but you may not need all the services they are offering. I will explain some of the geek speak, and break down the things you need to know in order to choose a quality hosting company and select the proper hosting plan for your website.

I think you will be surprised to learn that you can find quality hosting services at a low cost.

Nov 11

Register a Domain Name

Posted: November 11, 2016 -

Register a Domain Name

A domain name is your trademark on the Internet. It is the human readable address used to find your website, for example freshapples.com. It is what you want people to remember and what you want people to find when they search on the Internet. As important as it is, you do not need to spend a lot of money to obtain one. It can be as little as $12 a year. It is easy to register your domain name, but not very easy to choose the right one.

This article will describe how domain names work, how to choose one, and how to register one for your website and email.

Oct 01

Building a Small Business Website

In keeping with my goal of Helping Small Businesses Navigate the Internet this article will highlight the steps required to get your small business online. There are many ways of doing this, but I want to show how you can do it yourself at a low cost while still preserving the professional appearance and functionality your business needs to stand out from the competition as well as rank well with the search engines. You do not have to sacrifice performance for low cost.

This not a 20 minute - click a few buttons instant online website promo that you may have seen on TV. Those do not provide the professional results you want. Be prepared to spend some time putting this together. However, you can build a professional website for under $30 and maintain it for under $5 a month.