DOMAIN NAME & WEB HOSTING:
1) Domain name:
The website name, such as www.yourwebsite.com, is called a domain name. A domain name usually cost around $10 to $15 annually depending on where it is bought and tlds (top level domain such as .com, net, org etc.).
2) Web host:
When you have a website, it needs a place (server) to be kept. There are thousands of web hosting services available starting from free. It is very important to keep your website with a secure, trustworthy company and one that is also available to your customers 24/7. Therefore, it is worth paying $20 to $30 per month for a good hosting provider so your site can be kept safe and secure, which will prevent additional costs if something happens later.
If you don’t already have a domain name, we are happy to help you purchase one. For web hosting and maintenance, the decision is completely up to you whether to stay with us or to select a different source to host and maintain your website. Just a side note: Some of our maintenance plans come with a free domain name and free hosting.
Please feel free to ask us about these free services, as well as any other related questions, so you can have a good understanding of these services. We want you to be happy with your new website, and we are happy to help you work through the whole process even if you use us only for building your website.