A few of the most common questions I get asked. If yours is not on the list, please don’t hestitate to contact me.
HOW MUCH DOES THE DOMAIN, HOSTING AND SSL CERTIFICATE COST TO RENEW?
(.co.uk) £10-12 Per Year
(.com .net) £17-22 Per Year
Siteground Shared Hosting £110 Per Year
Siteground Cloud Hosting £320 Per Year
SSL Certificate Renewal
£65 Per Year
DO I OWN THE WEBSITE?
The domain if you require me to register it will be in your name with confirmation from Nominet.
Everything that I design under your domain will be your property and under copyright.
CAN I UPGRADE MY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT?
Yes, the basic maintenance contract consists of spending a number of hours each month updating all plugins, themes and security, make a back up of your site and offer telephone support during office times.
This contract is available for £125 per year.
If you require text and image changes to your site, we can talk about the frequency of those changes and work out a cost per year based on those changes.
WILL YOU NOTIFY ME WHEN MY DOMAIN, SSL CERTIFICATE AND HOSTING EXPIRES?
Yes, I will contact you via email 2 weeks before any expiry date and again a week before via email and text message.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH TO GET STARTED?
The text will somewhat dictate the design so I require the final text content before the design of your home page. (Please see web design process below)
I require high resolution images with a size of more than 2000px wide. If you don’t have these, I can source stock images or recommend a photographer.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE SITE?
Yes, WordPress is the best content management system out there. When your site is complete, you will receive an username and password to gain full administration access with a link to the full theme editing documentation with hundreds of text and video tutorials.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT?
Dependent on the size of the project, it will usually take me 2-3 weeks for Business Starter websites and 5-7 weeks for eCommerce websites.
DO I NEED A SSL CERTIFICATE?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates provide a specific method of encryption. They ensure that the data going from the user’s computer to the website stays secure and unreadable to any malicious intruders like hackers and identity thieves and therefore, it remains safely protected.
The importance of owning an SSL certificate can be seen in the following:
- It promotes data security and keeps all data between servers protected.
- It builds digital trust and shows you care about your visitors’ data safety.
- In the SEO context, HTTPS websites might experience a ranking boost.
DO YOU OFFER SEO SERVICES?
No but I will set your site up with the basic SEO structure using Yoast SEO plugin and link your site with Google business.
I can recommend a good SEO company to get you started. I have worked with this company for a few years and have had no complaints from my clients.
Here’s a link: www.nobullseo.co.uk