Business Package

Our Business Package is suited for more advanced situations including

Our estimated price of $1,500 is a good starting price, but your actual price may vary as you customize our mix of options for your needs.

This is a medium-duty website that is still agile and easy to maintain--there's just more to it. It still runs in Joomla, but we've added more extensions that more powerful business sites require. And, we beefed up the performance--you won't out grow it. Your particular business site will have a unique combination of features. 

Setup

Naming Your Website

A good business needs a name that is compatible with their official name. Sometimes those names, or similar names, are taken. We'll help you choose one (or more) names to give you good recognition on the Internet while protecting you from similar names established by either the competition or other businesses that could be unrelated but distracting to people looking for your business. 

  • Purchase. Find and purchase domain names for two years. We will attempt to tie up alternative domain names to reduce the odds of competitors gaining similar names. While we're at it, we'll lock down the privacy settings for greater security.
  • Link to Website. Activate and point the domain name to a web hosting account on cloud-based web servers. These servers will automatically increase their capacity to meet your needs as your site grows. Rather than paying a set fee for hosting, you'll be charged on the basis of how much bandwidth you actually use.

Email Addresses

Businesses need email addresses that are based on the name of their website. 

  • Accounts. Create up to 20 email accounts that use your domain name. Additional email accounts are $5 each.
  • Spam Control. Activate Spam Assassin on your email host.
  • Reader Set-up. Set up your email in your web browser or email client depending on how many computers you use for your email.

Website Hosting

Hosting Details

You need a reputable company to host your website on servers at a secure, high-performance data center. 

  • Account Setup. Create a website account on cloud-based web servers at bigger hosts like Amazon or Rackspace. You'll pay for the bandwidth you use, and your site will scale its performance requirements as you grow.
  • Content Management System. Install Joomla, arguably the best content management system available for full-featured websites. We'll add these essential extensions:
    • User Friendly Editor. Configure our website editor for your use. (If you can use a word processor, you can use our editor.)
    • Tools for Photo Upload. Install media managers for uploading photographs and other images.
  • Specialized Extensions. We'll load specialized extensions that bring real power to your website. We'll help you choose from the best free and commercial extensions to meet your business needs. These extensions could include
    • Event Calendar.
    • Blogging tools
    • Poll and survey tools
    • Directories / Catalogs 
    • Shopping cart
    • Appointments booking
    • Real Estate
    • Backup Tools

Designing and Building

Technical Stuff

Content

Training

We'll provide training for you and your staff to use all parts of the website. While we will gladly help you add and edit your website's content, we'd really prefer that you be able to add your own articles and make changes to your articles.