Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't see a question posted that you have, feel free to Contact us.
Domain Names - How Does It Work?
What It Is: A domain name is basically the 'address' to your website. Put a great deal of thought into selecting and then securing your domain name. Your domain name should directly reflect your business or type of business you are portraying on your website.
You can have as many domains as you want. Some people actually have created a business in regards to selling and buying domain names.
How It Works: Whether you're accessing a Web site or sending e-mail, your computer uses a DNS server to look up the domain name you're trying to access. The proper term for this process is DNS name resolution, and you would say that the DNS server resolves the domain name to the IP address. For example, when you enter "http://webcentricom.com" in your browser, part of the network connection includes resolving the domain name "webcentricom.com" into an IP address, like 00.00.000.0, for Webcentric Communications Web servers.
You can always bypass a DNS lookup by entering 00.00.000.00 directly in your browser (give it a try). However, you're probably more likely to remember "webcentricom.com" when you want to return later. In addition, a Web site's IP address can change over time, and some sites associate multiple IP addresses with a single domain name.
How Long Does It Take To Build A Professional Website?
The Answer varies with the scope of work, brought forth with each customer. It could take as little as 1 week and long as 6 months depending on the depth of your project. It could also depend on our production load at the time as well.
How Much Does A Website Cost?
Great question. That largely depends on what your needs are. Do you need a simple (3 page) brochure site? A large (40 page) brochure site? Something in between? We charge $60 - $90 per hour to build a website. This depends on software and programming needed to get there.
It's best to contact us for details and review what you are looking for so we can provide you with a flat rate, this way you know exactly what your price will be.
Modules & Extensions - Do You Have Them?
Webcentric Communications offers a wide variety of extensions for your website. It is important to use the right modules, components and extensions to achieve your desired results on your websites. Here are a few of the most popular pieces.
- Map & direction extension (Multiple location)
- Event Calendar
- Live Weather Module
- Newsletter Builder
- News Ticker
- Multimedia - Audio / Video & feeds
- Document Library
- Picture or Photo Gallery
These are just a few of the extensions we offer. There are many more just waiting to be added to your new site and used by your audience.
Once The Site Is Built, What Is My Yearly Cost?
Another Great Question. Here is a list of additional costs.
In most cases we provide the first year of hosting for free. Now you can purchase your own host package with one of our affiliates (click here) and this will reduce your yearly hosting cost. But keep this in mind; If your server goes down, you are responsible to contact your host for support information.
You will have a fee as well to continue your domain ownership. In regards to this, you can purchase your domain on a yearly basis or multiple years at a discounted rate.
There are two way to accomplish this.
- When we complete your site, we will provide you with training on how to edit your website. depending on distance, we can do this in person or via screen viewing software. Training length largely depends on your skill level but usually last about 2 -3 hours. After training you will have the skills you need to edit your site.
- Or, you can hire us to work with you as your in house web team. We will set up a monthly maintenance program that best suits you. We will work against the set of options provided to deliver the most desired results.