FAQ’s and terms to help when defining what you want from your site

What is a domain name?

A domain name is your address on the web, for instance Trademes domain name is www.trademe.co.nz, you can register a domain name and like your cars registration you must pay a yearly fee, if you don’t pay the yearly fee your domain name will be de registered and someone else may purchase it.

What is Hosting?

Hosting is the space used on the web by your site, again this is something you must purchase and pay for, normally hosting is paid on a monthly basis, and the charges depend on what type of plan you are on.

What types of sites are there?

There are dozens of different formats of sites, but here are a few rough categories

Brochure Site

This is probably the most basic, it consists of 3 or 4 pages (home, about us, contact), and is one that is updated infrequently, this type of site is normally less than $500 it just depends on what you require, $200 – $500 is the price range normally.

Ecommerce Site

These are hard to put a price on until we have more detail, if you are only selling a few items then you may not need a fully fledged ecommerce solution, however if you are looking to go into full scale online selling with multiple products then you may need a different solution.

Information Site

This type of site is where you need to update and add pages frequently to alter information about upcoming events and that sort of things.