Frequently Asked Questions

 
  1. What is a URL?
  2. How will people find my website?
  3. Who owns the website?
  4. How long will it take you to complete my website?
  5. What is a domain name?
  6. How do I get my own domain name?
  7. How long will it take to get my domain name?
  8. Who owns the domain name?
  9. What is a web host?
  10. Can I get FREE hosting?
  11. Can I preview my website?
  12. What do I get for my money?
  13. How does kulhavy.co.uk create a website?

 

 

 

 

 

What is a URL?
A URL is the "address" you type into your browser to take you to a website
(ie: http://www.kulhavy.co.uk). URL is the abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator, and it represents a way of specifying the addresses of web pages, files, newsgroups, and even email users. Most web page addresses begin with "http://".

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How will people find my website?
Your pages must be built properly and they must be registered to various search engines, directories and lists, in order to have maximum exposure to the world. When I design a site, I carefully consider how to best maximize its visibility to the search engines, crawlers, spiders and robots.

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Who owns the website?
Once the website is posted to the internet it belongs to you.

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How long will it take you to complete my website?
Completion time of a website depends primarily upon how quickly you can supply all of the information needed for the site. Under optimum conditions a website can take as little as two weeks.

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What is a domain name?
A domain name is the term for the "dot.co.uk", "dot.com", "dot.org" name that you enter into the address line of the browser to get to a site. It is the name of your website. If you have a website, you need a place to put it. Some Internet Service Providers (ISP) provide free space for you to publish a web site. The name that you have to type into the browser to get to these sites can be very cumbersome and hard for people to remember. For example, if you have free space from you ISP, your website address may read something like this:
http://members.yourisp.com/membername/websitename/. On the other hand, if you purchase your own domain name, that address would simply be www.yourpage.com - much easier to include on business cards and correspondence!

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How do I get my own domain name?
Originally, domains were purchased at an annual charge of £10 (and up) and were available from a limited number of sources. Domains are now available for as little as £3.99 a year. Once you buy a domain name, you must then find a server to "host" it. If requested, I can assist you in securing both a domain name and a reliable web host.

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How long will it take to get my domain name?
This process can take up to two weeks from the purchase of the name to the availability of the name to the public. I will discuss the pros and cons of domain names/free hosting with you in the consultation phase. If you choose to purchase a domain, I can guide you through the simple procedure and help you find a low-cost, reliable hosting service, for about £50 per year.

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Who owns the domain name?
It will be purchased in YOUR NAME using your address. You will own this name and you will be responsible for annual payments to retain this name for your use.

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What is a web host?
A web host is a computer ("server") that maintains a constant connection with the Internet and makes your website available to the world. These hosts keep a copy of all the files that make up your website and "serve" them up to browsers on demand. They usually have technical support departments that help you with problems encountered on your web space.

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Can I get FREE hosting?
Free hosting for your website can be provided for you if you don't mind banners or pop-ups inserted into your website. This is the price you pay - you don't get something for nothing. These banners are advertisements placed in the upper pixels of your web pages or pop-ups that refresh every two minutes. You can choose to start off with free hosting and later pay to have the banners removed. Of course, "free" web hosts generally don't provide as much help as hosts who charge for the space.

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Can I preview my website?
I will publish your site to a private web space for your viewing before I place the site on your domain host. You can see how your site will look and make final changes at that point.

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What do I get for my money?
You will get a website designed to load quickly and be viewable in the majority of web browsers that are currently being used on the web today. My websites are designed to be professional and unique to you. I want people to visit your site, stay awhile, come back and tell their friends. I am as proud of your website as you are and want it to represent my abilities.

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How Does kulhavy.co.uk Create a Website?
  1. Definition: You send me your current printed materials including business cards, letterhead and advertising materials. If you don't have any of these things, don't worry! We can start from the ground up and develop a look individual to you.
  2. Content Design: Many clients have already prepared text they wish to use to deliver their message. Often, the text from existing advertising brochures is quite acceptable. From here, we outline what copy will appear on each page.
  3. Visual Design: I will present you with visual designs for review using the materials you have sent and the colors you have choosen.
  4. Development: After you have approved the results of the first three steps, I begin to actually build the site, including scanning photos and creating the necessary graphics. The previous steps allow the development process to be very fast and efficient.
  5. Testing: I test each page to make sure that all links work correctly and that each page loads quickly. I then test each page with the major browsers to make sure the website appears the same on all computers and at most resolution settings.
  6. Proofing: I upload the website to the hosting server in a place not viewable to the public. I will send you the address of the website and have you proofread the site.
  7. Promotion: I submit your website for registration to search engines, newsgroups, listings and directories to make it easy for people to find your website on the internet.
  8. Maintenance: My Website Packages include free maintenance for one year. Please see our maintenance services.

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