Whether it is to just create a presence, move a
registered domain to a more reliable server, or expand your present
website to dynamic hosting and ecommerce, we can handle your needs.
Look at some of the sites we have developed:
Aspen Land Surveyor
Wicked Home Theater
Web Hosting and Web Site Development Pricing
You want to put your business on the Internet. Everyone else has
and you want to jump right in. Great! The process to putting your
business is a three step process:
1. Finding your domain name. This is what people
put into their Internet browser window to find you. Domain names
should reflect your business, either by the actual name or something
that people will associate with you. For instance, Peet’s
Coffee and Tea Company in Berkeley, CA has the domain www.peets.com
but they also bought www.coffee.com too. See not only the big companies
can get the generic names (you would have thought Starbucks would
have snatched up coffee.com). We can do a search for domains to
find an available domain for your needs. Don’t be discouraged
if your name isn’t available, as generally a .net, or .biz
address might be. So instead of www.mycompany.com being available,
www.mycompany.net or www.mycompany.biz might be. The best is the
.com since that is what people generally type.
2. Getting your site hosted. Once you have found
your domain, now where to put it. There are two parts to that, what
is affordable and expandable to your needs, and what is best for
your navigation of your customers.
3. Actually getting the pages up there. There are
three types of sites you can do.
A . One is a static site, known as a brochure site.
It consists of several pages of information and pictures that do
not change dynamically. This is the simplest site to create and
the least expensive. This is good for information about your business
that doesn’t require things like selling online or a rotation
of a product line.
B. The next is a dynamic site, usually using a database
for images and text that allows you to show your products or in
the case of real estate and such, homes. This is not to be confused
with e-commerce sites, the next type. Dynamic sites are more complicated
to put together and of course cost more to develop.
C. The last type is an e-commerce site. Full ecommerce
sites allow you to show products, have users put them into a shopping
cart, then check out and purchase, including shipping and handling
all from a single site. If you have product that you wish to sell
online, this is how you do it. It is comparable to the dynamic site,
but has more steps to follow through on by the business owning the
website, such as credit card purchases online and merchant services.
What you get with a hosted website from
Besides the website, there are a few features that you receive with
your monthly subscription:
• Web based e-mail – If you are out
and about, if you can get to the internet, you can check your email
online. It includes a spell checker, attachment support, and Multilanguage
support. You can also setup filtering options, change passwords,
setup out of office autoresponder’s all online.
• 1600MB Disk Storage – This is website,
email, databases, files online. The average website is about 6MB
in size. This is more than enough room for anything you plan, and
if you need more, you can easily upgrade.
• MySQL databases – unlimited. For
dynamic sites, MySQL is the database that runs your ecommerce/dynamic
sites. There is no limit to the number of databases that can be
• E-mail accounts (mailboxes) 60 –
most site plans give you 5 or 10 and charge for any additional email
boxes or addresses. We provide 60 mailboxes. This doesn’t
include the addresses associated to the mailboxes. There is an unlimited
number of those. If you want email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and email@example.com all going to one mailbox, you can! There
is no limit to the number of addresses that can be created. And
you can have those email addresses forward onto your personal e-mail
addresses if you wish or go to multiple mailboxes.
• POP3/SMTP access / IMAP access –
You can choose the method you want to access your email. POP3/SMTP
is you connect to the mail server in your email client (like Outlook
Express) and you download your email to your computer. IMAP is different
in that your email is maintained on the mail server and that way
if you travel, have a laptop and a desktop, or work and home computers,
you can see the same e-mails in both locations without having to
“synchronize” your accounts. Instructions on setting
up both types are included in the website setup.
• Spam Filtering - Now just one click is
all that stands between you and unsolicited commercial email. Our
spam filter (powered by Razor) flags incoming e-mail messages that
have a high-probability of being junk e-mail as spam. Razor relies
on a centralized spam database to help it analyze potential spam
messages. While not completely perfect, (and no spam filter ever
truly is,) Razor can do wonders for cleaning up your inbox!
• 3 Main domains and 15 sub-domains hosted
– A sub domain is one that is created to make a separation
between functions on your website. For instance, maybe you are going
to have a community function on your website, where people get together
and talk about the industry you are in. If your domain is www.mydomain.com
a sub domain is community.mydomain.com. If you have more than one
registered domain, you can add and host up to three for no extra
• PHP/MySQL support. PHP is a Unix based
standard for dynamic pages and sites and MySQL is the database backend.
The alternative is ASP/SQL which is a Microsoft Windows based system,
which costs more to host and generally more to develop on.
• Daily Data Backups – Your data on
the webserver is backed up daily so you don’t have to worry
about losing data.
• Daily Access Statistics – Wonder
how many people are visiting your site and from where, you can get
statistics showing not only who (by domain and location like .ca
for Canada) but where they are getting referred from (like advertising
or search engines) This allows you to guage how well certain search
and advertising schemes are working.
• Pass worded Directories – Perhaps
you have a file or files that you want only certain people to access.
You have a directory that you can put a password and ID on that
you can give to those people to access files placed there.
• QuickTime/Real Audio/Real Video streaming
– Movies, audio, video can be streamed off of your site, perhaps
for viewing products or showing something of your business in action
(remember that space taken up by video and audio is part of the
800MB mentioned before.)
As you can see, you get a lot when you have PC Networks
take care of your site.
A website is no good if it doesn’t have content, meaning pictures,
logos and written text. You know your business better than a web
designer does and you need to have well thought out ideas on things
like About Us, Contact Information, your product(s) in both pictures
The means to a good website is color, usability,
content, and planning. If you have those four items and you will
have return customers.
Have you ever been to a site where you have to go through 5 pages
just to get to a contact page? That is bad usability .
Ever seen a site where you can’t make out the text because
the background was too busy or they put red text on a blue background?
That is bad coloring.
Go to a website where it really doesn’t say anything? You
got it, content. Click on a link on a website and it doesn’t
go anywhere or there are too many distractions to getting where
you want to go to (pop-ups, ads, distracting cursors)? That is bad
We have over 8 years of actual website development and know what
works. Sites that normally cost $5 - $10,000 to get setup and maintain,
cost a fraction of that. Also to save you hassles and money in maintenance
and reworks, an example of your site will be placed in what is known
as a development server. You can view this site and use it as you
would a normal site, but only you can reach it. This way if there
are changes to be made, then it can be done prior to the site going
“live” for the public. This is included with all the
(Domain Setup and Monthly Fees)
Domain Registration: $9.95 per year.
Setup of Domain: $24.95
Monthly Hosting: $9.95
Yearly Hosting: $119.40 (no setup fees)
2 year hosting: $190.80 (no setup fees)
PC Networks teams up with local small business website development companies to deliver an outstanding website.