do I need a website?
The Internet is recognized as one of the most cost effective forms
of advertising available - soon every business will appear there
in some form, and if your competitors get there first, then you
could be missing out. It is fast becoming the new "Yellow
Pages." More and more people use it everyday, and its growth
shows no signs of stopping, or even slowing. Shouldn't you be
there? Click here for
an article called "3 Reasons Why You Need a Website Now"
or here for an article
called "Why You Need a Website".
much does a website cost?
There are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate
cost of your website. These factors include how many pages you are
going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic
work involved, and how interactive your future website will be.
You will also need web hosting and domain name registration.
long does it take to have a website designed?
The time frame is determined by the size of your website, the complexity
of your site design, and our current client design schedule. House
Party Web Productions has created a website as quickly as two days
to as long as six months.
do you need for a website?
• A Computer: Although highly recommended,
it is not necessary for you to have a computer but it is essential
for those wishing to view your site.
• ISP: an Internet Service Provider is how
you connect to the Internet. This ISP will provide you with an email
address to communicate by electronic mail (email).
• Domain Name: This is www.yourname.com;
your address or home page on the Internet.
• Hosting: An Internet presence provider.
This is where your website is stored for the world to view.
• Website Design: You'll need all the codes,
computer language, scripts and graphics which, when put together,
formulate your website into a viewable form for the world to see.
• FTP: File Transfer Protocol to transfer
information to and from your website for updates, repair, edits
and changes. This is how web designers communicate with your domain
at the host.
• Maintenance: Updates, additions, changes,
and most importantly, search engine analysis and submission of the
pages that make up your website.
E-commerce simply means Electronic Commerce. It is the buzzword
for the new millennium, and for very good reason. The Internet is
changing the way business is done with literally billions of dollars
being made over the Internet. E-commerce gives you the ability to
accept payment over the Internet by either credit card or electronic
checks. Through E-commerce, you can sell products or services instantly
to anyone in the world without having to constantly monitor your
can't I find my web site in the search engines?
Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they
may require several weeks, or even months to actually spider and
list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed
depends on each individual Search Engines database update schedule.
Watch your server traffic logs for visiting spiders. If you use
a Guaranteed Search Engine Submit, your site can be listed on AOL,
MSN, Overture in a couple of days, the cost or this service varies
depending on who you use to do list you. House Party Web Productions
submits your site to the top search engines for free (Google, Yahoo,