To place a website online on the Internet you need to have a hosting service. This provides a server (just like a very large computer) where your website content sits accessed by its domain name.
Webgloss provides web hosting, included in its monthly packages, for all Webgloss client sites.
Hosting is important - if it is not of a business standard it can be slow and people do not want to wait to view websites. It needs to be fast, of business quality and efficient. It also needs to be set up correctly to ensure that your website is online. No hosting can say that they have 100% 'up time' but the best web hosts come pretty close.
Webgloss uses high quality web hosting servers to ensure that our client websites are hosted in the best possible environment.
A domain name is the 'web address' of a website - below are a few examples:
A domain name is essential for you to have a website and you may choose a suitable name for this. Your chosen name may not be available (someone else may have already registered it) but, if it is, Webgloss will register the name for you - just ask us to check its availability. We currently charge £21 for this registration with the domain regulatory authority.
If you have already registered your domain name with another registration company it will have to be transferred to our servers. We charge £21 to transfer the domain name to our servers.
It is imperative that your business does not 'lose' its domain name and, for that reason, Webgloss will ensure that it does not disappear (domain names have been known to be 'lost'!) and that it is renewed prior to its expiry date. We renew all our clients' domain names once a year for which we send invoices following the renewals. Domain renewals cost £21 once a year. As we renew them in advance of issuing payment invoices, if you do not wish your domain name to be renewed you just need to let us know in writing at least 90 days before the renewal date.
If you need a web designer to build a new website for your business then why not give our Hampshire web designers a go? With no tie in contract and a low monthly charge
there really isn't any risk. We'd like to design a draft for you and perhaps continue from there - if you like what we do!
There are many web designers in Hampshire and it can be difficult to make the right choice. We've been designing websites for a long time and can help you with the whole process - from start to finish. Have a look at our web design Hampshire portfolio of clients, read through our website and compare us to others. Hopefully we will be offering exactly what you need.
If you'd like help or have questions then please just get in touch to speak with Jane to discuss any aspect of web design.