Your Basic Website Package
My standard build for your start
It is important to note from start, everything I put together for your basic website package is intended to be simple enough for a client to take over and manage day-to-day operations of. I’ve learned over the years that few people want such a thing but it is there by default.
I’ve been working on virtual web servers since at least 1993 and have been part of the evolution. Whatever web hosting provider you are currently with, I should be able to log in and use the tools they provide for you.
For all new projects we will use Stormwire hosting services. I can operate their tools in my sleep or teach you to use them over the phone. Their tech support is top-notch and I have not been able to stump them in more than 10 years.
For SEO * (Search Engine Optimization) I’ve watched the gimics come and go and it’s sad to see the money wasted. I strive to build pages which the search engines rank high naturally. No gimics. I tie you in with social media also which adds to your ranking. Gimics are recognised by these companies about the time some mass marketer starts collecting $99 per month to run one for you.
In some cases, a search engine may even lower your ranking if it catches you using a gimic.
SEO is built into your place by way of the WordPress package itself and a couple of plugins I use. I create a separate email address for the webmaster, tie it to a Google account and all of their free webmaster tools.
For security, I can not get into too much detail beyond saying I establish a firewall and active scanner. The webmaster is notified of security alerts, all log ins, posts, comments, need for upgrades, etc. If someone is trying to hack in, the webmaster gets an email alert on the 2nd try while the hacker gets locked out for a few days.
With OpenSource community, you have 1,000s of eager eyes watching for bugs and eager to be first one to point it out. By watching email for alerts and keeping upgrades current, your website is less likely to fall for an attack.
If you need to collect money I highly recommend PayPal. Their services integrate near seamlessly with all of the packages I use. A link above to Payment Processing will provide more details.
Please use the comments form for questions if you like. I’ll turn it into an FAQ here.
* SEO – open your favorite search engine and ask for web hosting in Duncan, OK or Website design Duncan, OK and you will see the results of my approach. I am top of page #1 with zero gimics and get to laugh when the telemarketers offer to increase my ratings for only $399.