Website Services

Written by Linda Alexander
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There are many website services you can choose from when getting your business online. Professional web designers are the best, but also the most costly. You will also need a company to host your website and lease the web space to you. Finally, you'll need to register your domain name so your web site has an easily remembered URL.

Budgeting for Website Services

When you build your marketing plan for your website, include a budget for website services. There will be ongoing costs associated with your site, including monthly hosting fees, credit card transaction fees, paying somebody to update your site, and renewing your domain every few years. If you rent a website, many of these website services are grouped together for a flat fee.

Before you decide who will host your site, do your homework. There are many fly-by-night companies who take your money then disappear. Mostly, it's because they don't have enough business to support themselves, not because they are thieves. So find a company with experience and a solid client base, and get references. If possible, get a referral to a good company from someone you know.

Remember, web services don't have to be expensive. If you are a small business and don't need a ton of bandwidth or gigabytes worth of hosting space, you have options of choosing smaller packages. As your company grows, you may want to expand your site, so be sure that the company you choose can accommodate your growth and changes.


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