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23 October 2013

Website basics - How to get started

You'll need three things and we can take care of all of them

1. Domain Name

Your domain name is an important feature of your website - often used as a marketing tool of its own.  A domain name not only gives you a website address (e.g. www.yourcompany.co.nz), but also the ability to use your domain to register as many email address as you need for your company.  Rather than giving out yourcompany@yourisp.co.nz (e.g. netpotential@ihug.co.nz) it is much more professional to have an address such as yourname@yourcompany.co.nz (e.g. ).

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2. Website

Depending on your budget and business that you are in, your website needs will vary.  The most cost-effective is what we call a 'brochure site'.  This will have a home page, links through to other pages with information and contact details.  Additional features can be brought in to increase your customers' experience whilst viewing your website.  For some companies, a custom built web application can even improve business functioning, whilst enhancing your business marketing.  There are a multitude of options for how your website could be designed and we encourage you to meet with us to go through your vision for your website.

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3. Hosting

Your website will need to be hosted on web servers in order for the world to see it.   We offer web hosting and e-mail hosting services provided by servers based in both NZ and the USA.  We can host websites on either Windows Server 2003 or RedHat Linux as a powerful, fast and reliable hosting platform. We support all major web development languages including ASP.NET, ASP, PHP and JSP.

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