What do I need to get started?
Three things are required in order to have a Website: 1) Registered Domain Name; 2) Web Hosting; and, 3) a Website
How much does it cost to build a Website?
The cost of your Website depends on the type of site you want (e.g. basic, retail with shopping cart, church, blog). The larger the site the more it will cost. A simple blog site would be a minimal cost and a site with a shopping cart for retail and wholesale sales would have a much higher cost. Get a free quote from HCD.
How long will it take for my Website to be live?
It depends on the size of your site. Since you know your business better than we do we depend upon you for all of the content (text, photos, pricing, etc.). Since there are many variables in building a Website your site could take as little as 3 days to as long as a month.
Do I need a Domain Name?
Yes, you need a Domain Name for your Website. A domain name is the name of your Website or business: "www.yourdomainname.com"
How can I get a Domain Name?
HCD can obtain your Domain Name for you or you can purchase it from a number of different sources. You need to search Domain Names to see if the name you want is available. If HCD builds your Website it is much easier for us to obtain your Domain Name and you may be able to get it free.
What is Web Hosting?
All Websites reside on a server located in a secure location somewhere in the U.S or other parts of the world. A server is a piece of hardware that contains several hard drives and specific software applications to support data storage (music, videos, files, etc.) or build and maintain Websites. These servers are called "Hosting Servers." In order for your Website to be visible to the world you must have your site hosted on one of these servers. Some people have their own servers and are able to host their websites on them, but for the majority of people an "offsite" server is used.
Do I have to have a Hosting Company for my Website?
Unless you have the means to host your site on your own server, yes, you must have a Hosting Company for your Website. HCD provides Web Hosting Service with competitive pricing. You can view our Hosting Plans here. We offer complete packages to help save you money so be sure to request a quote.
Do I have to use His Creation Designs to host my Website?
No. There are a lot of Web Hosting companies out there. However, if HCD builds your Website it is better for us to host your site as we are familiar with the Control Panel and the functions for your Website. Less time will be spent accessing the host server and configuring the database for your Website.
Do I have to purchase a Maintenance Plan?
No. You can edit your content by logging into your Website. You can also log into the Administrator area and add, edit or delete content. However, we will not be responsible for lost data or if you inadvertently make changes that have adverse effects on your Website. Videos are available for our customers who want to manage their own content.
How do I update the content on my Website myself?
Nearly all of the Websites we design use a Content Management System (CMS) which gives you the ability to log into the Website or log into the Administrator area to create, edit or delete content.
Does my Website get backed up?
Yes, but only once upon the completion of your Website. We give you the option of being able to perform your own backup with the click of a button (for a small fee) or we can back up your site monthly when you purchase Maintenance time.
Do I need Antivirus or Security for my Website?
No additional Antivirus protection or Security is needed for your Website. Our servers have virus protection so your site is protected. We ensure that the CMS software for your Website is updated with the latest security. If you want to accept Credit Cards on your site then you would need something like VeriSign or Norton protection.
If you have a question that we have not answered please send us an e-mail.