These are some of the common questions we are asked about website design.
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Domain names are easier for a visitor to remember than an IP address. An IP address is a sequence of letters and or numbers that act as a pointer to a unique numerical address on the Internet. A domain name needs to be registered with a domain registrar service. GO4WEBS usually include the registration of your chosen domain name with our web design service.
A web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for your website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet, and YES, everyone needs a website hosting service. You could think of it as renting a shop, instead of building the shopping mall.
Usually, the client is responsible for writing the copy or text for their website. We ask that you supply the copy as a word document and a page is considered as A4. If you are interested in having a professional copywriter do this work for you please contact us.
The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to resolve human-readable hostnames into machine-readable IP addresses. DNS also provides other information about domain names, such as mail services.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a process of improving website rankings on search engines like Google. By increasing rankings, your website is exposed to more people and will receive more visits or clicks.
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application used to create, customise, and manage information. Most CMS can be used alone or in conjunction (integrated) with other applications. They can be set up directly on a network, the Internet, or even to run “locally” on your own computer. The most widespread use of CMS today involves the quick creation of powerful websites that do not require a high level of programming knowledge to set up , customise or maintain.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption on the intranet and for helping web site users confirm the owner of the web site. SSL is most commonly used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. However it is increasingly used for server to server communications and for web-based applications. We include a SSL certificate with our hosting.
Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. When an encrypted session is established, the encryption level is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.
Yes, our staff, clients, and associates are encouraged to donate via donationplanet.com. Their site is flexible with many options. With donationplanet you have the ability to donate to the charity of your choice, become a fundraiser for your charity of choice or even raise funds for a person, family member or friend in need.
Responsive design gives your website the flexibility to attractively display content regardless of device size. Responsive design is a technique in which the design literally responds to its environment. Website content is automatically adjusted for optimal viewing based on device size. The user will see a layout optimized for their screen. Additionally, Google increases your page ranking if your design is responsive.
Our Domain Name Quick Tips
Get the Name First: As soon as you come up with a perfect name, it is highly recommended that you register it as soon as possible. Even if you’re not ready to use it, you still should grab it while it’s available, particularly if it’s a catchy name and pertains to a particular product or service. Chances are, someone else may come up with it too. Check here if your name is available to register.
Relevance: Make sure it’s relevant to your product or service. There is no point registering coolcars.com.au, if you sell motorbikes. You might get visitors, but not your target customers.
Try and Keep it Short: It’s near impossible to register very short words with a .com or .com.au extension these days, but keeping it shorter will help people to remember it better than a long domain name.
Avoid Hyphens in Your Name: People have difficulty remembering websites with dashes or hyphens, and if they do remember, chances are they will get it in the wrong place. Remember you want to make it easy, not harder for your target audience to remember you and find you.
Use the Plural Form: If you’re selling mountain bikes, go with “mountainbikes.com” instead of “mountainbike.com” as it seems more natural.
Spelling: Use words that are easy to spell. Similarly, don’t use words that are spelled differently in some countries. For example, “color” and “colour”.
Locality Considerations: If you’re marketing your products and services primarily to users in a single country then seriously consider using that country’s top-level domain. For example, if you’re retailing products primarily to Australians then choose to end your domain with “.au”. This will help to identify your site as a local one. On the other hand, if you’re marketing your products or services globally, use “.com” as your top-level domain.
Legal Considerations: Ensure that there is no trademark or other legal problems with the domain name you choose. Also, avoid domain names that are too similar to others. Not only do you want your brand to be distinct from that of your competitors, but you want avoid any legal issues.
Site Preservation: People will often use the TLD extension of a site in order to “piggy back” on the success of someone else. Instead of .com, someone could use your site’s name using a .net. If an unsuspecting visitor uses the .net extension instead of your .com, the other website owner could steal your traffic. This is why many people will purchase various extensions and have them redirected to the primary website. For example, “google.net” is automatically redirected to “google.com” when someone types it into their browser. Many website owners don’t put enough thought into protecting their sites from such extension hijacking. If you can afford to do so, buying your domains with those various TLDs can help protect your site from those looking to cash in on your success.