These are the top questions we get from new
and perspective clients. Please feel free to email with any
What is hosting?
To have your web site on the Internet, it needs to be on a
"server" computer that is always connected to the
Internet--it serves web sites to the visitors. For small companies,
it's too costly to maintain a server, so they rent space on
a server at a hosting company. Hosting prices start at $7/month.
See more on hosting options here.
How much does a web site cost?
Of course, it varies. The simplest sites
can run as low as $200. More typically, a small-business web
design costs about $600-$900, custom designs run $1000-3000,
and complicated, database driven web sites can run from $2000-$10,000
and even higher. It all depends on the complexity of the project.
For more information, see our Pricing
Can I update my web site myself?
If the updates are simple, somebody with
reasonable computer skills can make changes to a web site.
It depends on the complexity of the site, the type of updates
and the computer skills of the individual. With minimal training
and the right software, a confident computer user can update
text on web pages. Complex sites or changes to links and graphics
take more care, but can still be done. The more complicated
the change, the more computer experience is required.
We always provide our hosting clients with the
passwords they need to access their sites and make changes.
We also provide the training if needed.
How long will it take to complete the
There's a lot of variation in the time required.
Generally, most sites take 14-30 days depending on the work
load at the time. Simple sites can take less time and complicated
sites can take more time.
What's a database driven site?
A typical web page is a lot like a word processing
filethe information typed on the page is displayed to
the reader. On the other hand, a database driven site reads
from a database to display information to users. A layout
page is created, and programming is put on the page to
A database driven page is useful for:
- getting detailed or complex information
- sorting and displaying only the information a visitor
- displaying information from a large database
- complicated or difficult-to-organize content
- e-commerce and catalog sites
- allowing users to posts events, comments and other information
directly on the web site
If there is a question I haven't answered here
feel free to write me.