How many stages are there in
commissioning a web site? what is Search
Engine Optimisation SEO.
Stage 1 - Choose your domain
The first stage is to buy a
domain name. This is the name you would like to call your business on the
internet. A company called Blammo Sports, for example, might like to call
themselves www.blammo.com. however, millions of domain names have already been
bought, and there can only be one owner per domain name.
don't already have a domain name, Spider
Spider can carry out a
search for you and find out if your desired name is available.
If it has already
been bought, we can suggest an alternative. We do not hold client's domain names
- we set up an account for the domain name in the name of the client so they will
always be able to access it themselves.
names are completely separate legal and physical entities from websites. A lot
of people don't realise this. You can purchase a domain name independently
from the company who builds your website.
Too often, website companies will cease
trading and then the client will have great difficulty in accessing their own
domain name if it was bought by the website company in their own account. If
they did this, then the domain name is effectively their property, not yours
.... so always try to get your domain name in an account in your name. we
would suggest www.easily.co.uk as a
reputable company from which to buy your domain name.
Stage 2 - Designing your web site
Commissioning a website is a bit like buying a car when you have no idea what a car is, and you can't even drive! i.e. most people don't know what they are buying.
don't charge any up-front fees and SpiderSpider will provide you with a ‘no
obligation, no cost’ outline web site draft which will contain some of the
basic elements of your company’s details.
These details would normally consist
of some pictorial content i.e. from your company brochure (if you've got one),
or some pictures you could take yourself, plus some descriptive text. The draft
site would only normally consist of one or two ‘pages’, e.g. a home, or main
menu page, and one other.
outline site would be designed to give you a ’taste’ of what the final site
will look like. Spider Spider makes no upfront charges and you are not committed
to any charge at all until you have seen and approved the first design draft.
These details would show you
roughly what your own website might look like before you commit to any
What does it cost?
- also see above.
estimate will have been given to you at the start of the project. We
work on a fixed-price basis and normally stick to our original estimate unless
you specifically ask for a much higher level of complexity.
Following further discussion
regarding the scope of the content in the web site, and after you have approved
the first draft, style and cost, we would proceed and complete the project. Obviously
if the content increases significantly beyond the original design, the cost
Stage 3 - The host for
your web site
hosting account is like a ‘parking space’ on the internet .. A website has to be
‘hosted’ by an ISP
(Internet Service Provider), e.g. Orange, BT, AOL plus commercial and
business hosting services.
website will not function without a host. Some ISP's offer this
service free but provide no technical support. An average business hosting
account would cost about £10.00 to £30.00 per month.
Spider will normally offer a hosting account as part of the service. This
will normally be charged on a quarterly basis and you will be advised of the
cost in advance.
Our hosting service has been chosen for its reliability and
good technical support. We have been using the same company for many years and
have had no problems. We can therefore pass on this reliability to yourself.