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What is web hosting?
What is a domain name?
How do I register a domain name?
What is a registrar?
I want to move my website over to Think Logic for web hosting. What do I need to do first?
I want to have my new website designed by Think Logic. What do I need to do first?
What is a normal cost to develop a website?
I want to sell my product via a website. How can I accomplish this?
What is internet marketing? SEO?
I don't see my question answered here. What should I do?

What is web hosting?
Web hosting is the act of renting space and bandwidth from a provider on a month by month basis so a user can publish a website or other web related information. Think Logic is a web host provider.

What is a domain name?
A domain name is a combination of characters which point to a website.

Example: yourname.com

This is used to redirect a user to an assigned IP (Internet Protocol) address. This is basically the address for a website and is used to locate it. Using IP (Internet Protocol) address would be too hard so domain names were put into place to make finding websites easier.

How do I register a domain name?
Registering a domain name is very simple. First decide on a name to use and find out if it’s in use or not. Network Solutions has an easy to use interface to check multiple names all at once. Avoid registering names that contain hyphens or words that may be spelled incorrectly. Try to keep the name as short as possible (under 10 characters is optimal). Once you locate a name that you like you can register it at any registrar. We like to use Go Daddy for our clients as they provide the most affordable rate. Should you need help with the registration of your domain name, please contact us and a Think Logic associate will be more than happy to assist you.

What is a registrar?
A registrar is a company that registers domain names with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and provides the correct routing domain name server (DNS) values so that your web site information can be found. All registrars provide the same service and the preferred ".com" extension can now be registered for as little as $10/year. If you should want a domain name registered, please contact us and a Think Logic associate will be more than happy to assist you.

I want to move my website over to Think Logic for web hosting. What do I need to do first?
Sign up for the package you want to go with, make payment via paypal and then completely fill out the customer information form. The most important information that we need to move your website over to our server is the following:

1) Your domain name.

2) The website where you had registered the name (the registrar) along with the username and password associated with this account.

3) Your current FTP or control panel settings. This will enable us to easily download a copy of your website.

After we have this information it normally takes up to 24 hours for the domain name records to properly update (propagate) across the internet so that our servers start to service your website.

I want to have my new website designed by Think Logic. What do I need to do first?
To save time in the development process we suggest that you do the following first before contacting us:

1) Decide what you want to accomplish with having a website developed. This will help us understand what your needs are.

2) Put together your ideas on what you want with reference to websites you have visited. Describing layouts, colours and functionality that you like with reference from other sites will provide us with a crystal clear image on what you want.

3) Put together the content for your site and save it to a CD or email it to us. Text should be provided in notepad or word formats. Photos and other images should be provided in jpeg, gif, png or photoshop formats.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions along the way.

What is a normal cost to develop a website?
Website development can vary greatly depending on what your needs are. The price range normally starts at $500 for a simple HTML static site and runs all the way up to $20,000 for fully automated database driven sites with easy to use administrative tools.

I want to sell my product via a website. How can I accomplish this?
Many people believe that all you need is a website to sell a product. Please keep in mind that there are thousands of website selling virtually any kind of product imaginable making it a very competitive business. We always advise our clients to research the availability and demand for the product they wish to sell first before deciding to move forward with developing an e-commerce enabled website. Should they see that there is a need for their product online we usually suggest that they first develop a simple website which will use a manual transaction process by phone or email. This way the client can measure the sales over time and determine whether adding a shopping cart and automated transaction process is worth the development costs.

What is internet marketing? SEO?
So you now have a website, but no one is going there? Having a website is just the first step in having an online presence. In order to get the right visitors to your website you will need to market it. Internet marketing involves a number of processes to drive traffic to a website.

Search engine optimization or SEO is everything that can be done to make a search engine send more traffic to a web site. Usually this means defining keywords or key phrases and trying to have your web site listed first (or at least near first) for those key terms.

Search engine optimization is usually divided into two categories of tasks:

On-page optimization
Off-page optimization

On-page optimization is designing your web pages to achieve the best ratings from the search engines. On-page optimization activities include:

-Writing keyword-rich text
-Applying good ALT tags to images
-Making sure that the web page can be properly "spidered" by all of the search engines

Off-page optimization consists of creating inbound links to the web page.

SEO can be done at no cost should you know how to edit your web pages and have other highly ranked websites link back to you for free. It can, however, be very time consuming.

Feel free to contact us should you require SEO or any other internet marketing services.

I don't see my question answered here. What should I do?
Feel free to contact us should you have a question that has not been answered here.