Our team of affordable Calgary Web designers and developers knows that the world of web development can be quite confusing, so we try to make it easy for all to understand!
As part of the Affordable Web Design Ltd family, we have been in the technical world of web design for over 26 years! We have assisted a lot of clients over the years and educated them in the ins-and-outs of web projects.
Our general policy is quite simple: we explain the process to all our prospective customers so they know exactly what they are getting into when hiring us to create a web project. Our wqebsite includes individual pages explaining every service we offer, so that there is nothing hidden.
There are three main factors associated with any web project, no matter which web designer you choose: Domain Names, Hosting, and the website design itself. Please read below for more details on each of those factors so that you clearly understand how everything works.
Domain Names: a domain name is your individual web address.
Domain Registrars are registered through ICANN, a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. Although there are many websites offering to register your domain, most are resellers dealing with established Registrars.
Each unique domain name includes an "extension", such as .com, .ca, .net, .org. So even though you may have the domain name www.abc.com, it is perfectly legal for someone else to have www.abc.ca . Therefore when choosing a domain name, it is recommended that you check out any possible competition in your business market that may have the same name but with a different extension. This can possibly confuse your potential customers.
Affordable Web Design Ltd and its affiliates deal with a reputable and reliable Canadian Registrar. You don't have to deal with anyone else - we take care of all the steps needed in registration, setup and technical steps to tie your domain name into your website hosted through our affiliated hosting service.
Yearly Hosting: the "machines" (called servers) that allow your website to be seen on the internet. This subscription is renewable on an annual basis.
Affiliated Web Design Ltd and its affiliates deal with a reputable Canadian hosting server provider. We look after all the technical steps necessary to keep your website working properly on the internet. We will invoice you once a year for the hosting renewal service so you don't need to deal with anyone else.
Website creation: websites can range from very simple to very complex.
The cost of your project will totally depend on what you want in it. We invite you to contact us to discuss your needs, and we will be able to give you a general idea of total cost.