Additional Services

Domain Names & DNS Management

Choosing the right domain name is an important step to a successful site. Often many of the most desirable names have already been taken.

Regular domain names such as .com and .org are easy to register on your own, but what if you require international domain names such as .de or .eu, and what if you need several domain names pointing to the same site?

We'll brainstorm with you about the best domain name strategies, and can register and set up hosting for any and all domains, including country extensions such as .es and .co.uk.

 

Google Apps

"Google Apps For Your Domain" (a.k.a. GAFYD) allows you to use Gmail with your own domain name, while also providing access to and integration with Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Groups, and many other applications. This approach to e-mail hosting means that if you move your web site to another hosting provider in the future, you do not need to worry about migrating your e-mails, since they will be housed on Google's servers. We have found this approach especially useful for schools and non-profits.

 

Web Site Hosting

We will help you select the right web host for your needs. We have many years of experience setting up accounts with various web hosts, including switching from one host to another without interruption of service. We can handle all aspects of hosting for you on an ongoing basis.

Hosting packages can have disk space limits anywhere from 50 Mb to 12 Gb or more, with the possibility of configuring your own e-mail addresses, subdomains, forwarders, FTP, and more. We typically recommend anything from shared hosting to a virtual private server, with optional features such as dedicated IP and SSL certificates as needed. However, your needs may demand a more robust package. In most cases, it makes sense to order annual billing since it gives you a discount on the monthly hosting costs.

Already have hosting?

Perhaps you have hosting but are uncomfortable managing it on a day-to-day basis. We have over five years of experience with the most popular control panels and hosting companies such as cPanel, vDeck, Plesk, Miva, iPower, GoDaddy, PowWeb, and WestHost, to name a few. Let us help you get the most out of your hosting.

 

Statistics / Analytics

We can install install and configure web statistics software for your site, but for most of our clients we run Google Analytics, which we highly recommend. It provides detailed graphs and Excel-exportable data that help you understand how people are using your site.

 

SSL Certificates & Security

Sites with sensitive data or that deal with online transactions (such as e-commerce) will typically need SSL. Special care must be taken to display all page elements (images, videos, JavaScript, etc) using https://, otherwise your site will show a warning to the user, and you may have lost a sale. We deal with SSL regularly and can help you ensure it is set up correctly. We can also help you pass PCI compliance tests. About our e-commerce services ».