Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What costs are involved in setting up
A: There are three major costs to be aware of:
- Domain Name Registration - These are
the charges you pay in order to become the owner
of a domain name. The major registrar that most
people use is www.register.com. The current cost
at most major companies for domain registration
is about $35/yr. Laird Computer Services offers
domain name registration for approximately $10/yr. Prices vary
for specialized domain name extensions. See the
domain name page
for more information.
- Website Hosting - These are the costs
you will need to pay in order to give your website
a server to be hosted from (a place where the
information is stored). Laird Computer Services
offers a variety of packages to suit your needs.
See our hosting page
- Web Design Costs - These costs will
vary depending on the size and nature of your
website. There are usually initial setup fees
and then additional charges for any future updates
to your site. Our web
design area can provide you with more details.
Q: What should I do to prepare for having
a site developed?
A: Primarily you will have to think about the
right things to say about your organization to
help your site serve its purpose as you are ultimately
the one that needs to write the core content. You
will need to sit down and consider how to break
down all of the information you would like to present
and write it effectively. You don't necessarily
have to do it all, as we can help you with your
content, but only you truly understand the real
details specific to your business. If you have ideas
of what you would like it to look like, feel free
to sketch a design for us and we can work to make
it live. For further information, check out our web
Q: Will I get the chance to review my site
and have changes made before it is complete?
A: Absolutely, we include you through the entire
process of design.
Q: Will you help us promote the website?
A: Yes, we will submit your website initially to
the major no-charge search engines as well as any
industry specific websites which you specify and
which we find that might list your business.
Q: Can you maintain our website for us?
A: Yes, we can either maintain your website on an
hourly rate for rare or infrequent changes or can
offer you a customized maintenance plan based on
how often you'll need changes/additions to the site.
Details are available on our updates/maintenance
Q: Do you offer email with your web hosting?
A: Yes, our hosting plan allows the creation of
unlimited email addresses.
Q: I need a members only section/restricted
section of the website, can you do that?
A: Yes, assuming your hosting solution supports
it (or if you're hosting with us).
Q: We don't have a company logo, can you
A: Yes. See our graphic
design page for more information.
Q: I need to point more than one domain to
the same site, does your hosting service support that?
A: Yes. All the features of our hosting packages
are available in the hosting