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Do you update sites?

Yes!  I offer updates for existing web sites, even if I did not build it.  I have many clients whose sites I did not create but for whom I offer site updates, security and maintenance.  If you already have a web site online but just need a little help with it, contact me.  I’ll look over your site and give you my recommendations and we can go from there.

What is WordPress?

There are two types of WordPress web site platforms: WordPress.com and WordPress.org.  WordPress.org is the version I use as a professional web developer.

 

For examples of WordPress web sites I have built, go to the Portfolio page and click on the CMS WORDPRESS PLATFORM heading. For examples of HTML web sites I have built, go to the Portfolio page and click on the NON-CMS HTML PLATFORM heading.

 

WordPress.com is a do-it-yourself platform where you can set up a free blog or web site using their domain… something like mysite.wordpress.com…  with advertising displayed on your site and very limited options.

 

Alternatively, WordPress.org is the “all-the-bells-and-whistles” professional version that you install on your own hosting, using your own domain name.  The .org version is the platform that I am referring to on this site.  It is a set of software that I install on your hosting plan that provides the foundation for your professionally created and unique web site.

What is a domain?

For a quick definition, a domain name is a web address that you register with an approved domain registrar.  The registrar will give you an account where you can point your domain name to your hosting plan (the place where you upload your web site files) via DNS and what are called IP addresses or nameservers.  Once pointed to your hosting plan, when someone puts your domain name in the address bar of a web browser, behind-the-scenes magic happens and your site will be displayed.

 

Tip: Only use a TOP LEVEL domain registrar when registering your domain names.  Do not use a middle-man type of company.

What is hosting?

A hosting account is the place where you upload your web site files – where your web site “lives.”  You purchase a hosting plan from a hosting company (may or may not be the same company where you register your domain name) for a span of time, usually a year or more, and then you set up your web site on that hosting plan.

 

There are many different types of hosting plans and you will need one that is compatible with your web site – as web sites can be created on different programming platforms and have special functions and needs.  I can help you decide on the appropriate hosting plan for your needs.

Where do I start?

Getting your new web site started is as simple as sending an e-mail! Simply fill out my short contact form with a few details about what you need and let’s get started! You can also view the helpful tips on the services page for more information.

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