the
Stuart McElrath Company
since 1994
     
 
  Web Services Hosting Portfolio Print Design About Contact  
 
SMC will provide development site hosting and then will work with a customers existing hosting service or help locate a new one to suit their needs.
 
 
 
 
   
Hosting
 
During the web design and development phase, the Stuart McElrath Company will host the customer’s development web site on its own servers. This will allow the customer access to their web site during the development phase so that they can review the content and follow the site’s progress. The customer’s development web site will also be available for maintenance update reviews on an ongoing basis.

Once the site has been designed and is ready to be published to the full internet, SMC will work the customer's existing web hosting service or help them find a suitable hosting company if this is their first site.

In selecting a web hosting company, consideration must be given to such items as:
 
    • Do they offer dedicated server or shared hosting?
• Do they have a back-up system in place?
• Do they require a long-term contract?
• Do they charge set up fees?
• Do they provide additional services such as SharePoint?
• Do they provide an online web site manager?
• Do they provide an online support manual?
• Do they provide online (browser) email access?
• Do they provide dynamic environments using asp.net, perl and php?
 
These are just a few of the questions that must be addressed in selecting a web hosting company. Based on our past experience, we have found a select group of hosting companies that have provided good service at an affordable price.
 
Domain Name
 
Domain names serve as more easily memorable names for Internet resources such as computers, networks, and services. A domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource. An important function of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. Do to the popularity of the Internet, many desirable domain names are already assigned and users must search for other acceptable names, using Web-based search features or WHOIS.
 
    Common domain name extensions:
 .com -
represents the word "commercial," most used extension
 .net -  represents the word "network," commonly used by ISPs
 .org - represents "organization," used by non-profits or trade associations
 .biz - is used for small business websites
 .info - is for resource websites and signifies a "resource" website
 .mobi -  represents "mobile", reserved for websites built for mobile devices
 .us - american websites
 .tv - is for content/multi-media websites and entertainment or media industry
 
SMC will help companies that do not already have a domain name, select one that is appropriate for their organization. Additional variations of the domain name and extensions, such as .net, .biz, .info , .us should be considered for purchase. SMC will also help customers setup their email system when it is based on their domain name.