Why do I need to host a website? Hosting provides a home for your Website 24/7/365, where it can be maintained, secured, updated and accessed by multiple users simultaneously via the World Wide Web. Simply put, it is the act of renting space on a remote server. Without hosting, your website is nothing but a bunch of files stored on a USB in your desk drawer for no one to see.
Why is my site not listed in Google, Yahoo, and other search engines? A website builder must do several things to optimize your site for the web fully: this is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Search engines care very little about how much your site costs or how pretty it is. What they do care about is relevant content and excellence in programming. The sites that gain prominence on the search engines are relevant to their markets, rich in content and promote usability for the end-user. For more information on how to get your site where it needs to be, book a free consultation and learn how SEO can work for you and your business.
What is a database? A database is a collection of digital records systematically stored in a computer so that a computer program can consult it to answer questions. Each record is organized as a set of data elements (facts). The items retrieved in response to queries become information that can be used to make decisions. The computer program used to manage and query a database is a database management system (DBMS). The properties and design of database systems is included in the study of information science. Open source DBMSs include MySQL, Postgres, and BerkeleyDB. Commercial DBMSs include Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL.
Are there other ways to advertise my website besides search engines? There are a few other options for increasing your website through paid ads, also known as pay per click. With our hyper-targeted ads, you can reach the audience you want. Contact us for your free Internet Marketing Report, and we’ll help you achieve your website traffic goals.
How do I know if I’m getting visitors to my website? It’s wise to keep track of your web traffic: unlike rush hour, this traffic is desirable. There is software that can measure how many visitors come to your site, where they come from, how long they stay and which pages they stay on the longest. Your hosting company can implement this feature for you.
How do I upload my site information on my own? Just log in to your website using the user name and password that we set up for you, and you will be able to make almost any change you want on your website. Depending on your chosen product, you will be able to make changes such as:
- Adding your web page.
- Uploading your designs.
- Changing the colour of your website.
- Editing your website event calendar.
- Uploading pictures and documents to your website.
What if SmartWebPros end our business? Good question. Many of our customers come to us as a result of their previous website provider closing their doors. After all, whoever thought Eaton’s or Massey Ferguson would go out of business? In short, things change and, so to provide our customers with added comfort, we happily provide you with your entire website on a USB. You can take your original website to another server/company.