At Tim Adams Design we believe successful marketing begins with that first impression. Our graphic design looks stunning whilst communicating your company values and mission. We believe that every project is unique and deserves our undivided attention. This is why you get your own design team and account manager from the very start to achieve this. Whether you are a large business, SME or a brand new start up, we have the experience to meet your needs.
Web Design Service
Fully Managed Service or self managed?
As petrol prices become a bigger factor in people’s driving habits, you may want to get your online shop or basic website up, sooner rather than later. But if you have never set up a website for your small business before, then the whole web hosting problem at first can seem very daunting. Here wewill explore all the requirements you will need for a small business web hosting account.
The following tips will guide your through the process of finding a web hosting service that fits your small business needs.
Why are you putting up a website?
Know what you want your website to do for your business before starting the design process. Do you want the website to become your primary marketing hub or do you want it to act as a “funnel” and to get visitors to call your office or drop by your shop? You must have an answer to this question before making your decision on any small business web hosting.
Who is the person with the best website or computing knowledge in your organisation?
Many business owners are surprised how “web savvy” members of their staff can be. Ask around, does anyone in your office have a personal website or blog? If you haven’t got a designer yet talk to your network administrator or computer repair person and have them available when deciding what the business really requires.
What are your requirements?
Is your small business web host account going to need script support (Perl or PHP)? Are you going to need a mySQL database for a Wordpress blogging platform? Or are you just going to have a simple website without any bells or whistles? Go over web requirements with your design team or feel free to call us initially to go through the best options for you.
When do you want your website up and running?
Are you thinking of going online, this week, next month or two years from now? While it may be a good idea to “lock down” a great domain name, there is little sense in wasting money on a hosting service, if your small business is not ready to use it. We will determine the best hosting solution for your needs and ensure it is only put in place once you are ready to go live with your website.
Self managed or fully managed?
We can happily cater for your requiremnets wether it be a fully managed service or self managed. A lot of the time our clients tend to manage their own domain name purcheses and hosting packages in order to save a little. The choice is yours. We are happy to help you make the correct decision for your business. Please call 07901 952210 for free friendly and helpful advice.