Priory Development - Affordable web design and development - website's @ sensible prices.
Why have a Website?
In the past, anyone wanting local services such as electricians, plumbers etc., went to the Yellow Pages.
These days more and more people are using the Internet to find all sorts of information,
including local services and businesses.
Furthermore, anyone anywhere in the world can also find out about these local services.
It is becoming more common to use the Internet to look for accommodation, things
to see and do etc., when planning a trip abroad.
The more informative the website, and the higher it is ranked by
the search engines, the more likely it is that it will result in business from the Internet.
Your web site can be anything a single page 'flyer' with an email contact hyperlink, to a fully interactive site
describing your company's products and services. Unlike a newspaper advertisement with a limited life, your website
is available to potential customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What are the likely costs?
You must consider costs for building your site, hosting it (keeping it online), submitting it to search engines,
and ongoing maintenance.
|Design of your Website: Costs for designing and
developing your website vary from a few hundred pounds to many thousands of pounds.
If you are a small to medium sized business, it makes sense to start with a small site, and add to it over time.
Hosting: Hosting charges vary but so does what your get for your money. Many ISP's
offer free hosting, but the hosting service can be unreliable or the site slow to load at heavy usage
times - just when you want it to be fast! Also, you may be saddled with a domain name which is difficult to remember
and type (i.e. www.geocities.com/yourname). If you want good quality, fast and reliable hosting
we recommend that you use a professional specialist hosting company. (Priory Development uses Web Hosting from 1and1.co.uk.)