Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. After you read this list, if you still have questions, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help shed some light on anything you do not fully understand.
What is the difference between a shared hosting, virtual private server, and dedicated server account?
A web server is a computer that is connected to the internet that allows incoming traffic. A shared hosting account is an account where your site is on a computer along with other sites. A virtual private server is similar to a shared account, but a chunk of the computer’s resources are allocated to your site. A dedicate server is a computer that will only host your site.
Is hosting only available to customers who buy custom sites?
No, we can host your site even if we did not create it. Likewise, if we create a site, you do not have to host it with us.
Do I get email addresses for my domain?
Our hosting accounts are completely customizable. Every account comes with the ability to create email addresses for your domain.
What is Search Engine Optimization?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a marketing strategy to increase website traffic by making it rank higher in search engines. It involves optimizing each page of a site to focus on specific keywords. When those keywords are searched for in Google and other search engines, that page gets ranked higher in the results.
What is Pay Per Click marketing?
Pay per click (PPC) marketing campaigns are advertising campaigns where your link and a few lines of text are shown to visitors on other sites. When a vistor to that site clicks on your ad, you pay that site so much for the click. The cost varies from $0.05 to over $100 per click. It typically works by depositing money into your account, bidding on the keywords for your campaign, and then setting a daily limit.
What other marketing options are available?
There are several other options available such as banner ads that are cost per impression (cost per ad shown instead of of clicked), article and press release submissions, and link building. The marketing option that is the best depends on your goals and budget.
Web Design and Development
What kind of site can Astigma Productions create?
Astigma Productions can create any site. Sites typically fall into one of two categories, informational sites and eCommerce sites. Informational sites provide information to visitors, like an online brochure. An eCommerce site sells products or services. Any site you can dream up, Astigma Productions can turn into a reality.
To run my site, do I need any special skills?
No, all our sites come with a content management system (CMS) that lets anyone edit a site by just filling in the blanks. This allows you to change the text on your site without having to worry about how to code. Updating and maintaining your site is easier than sending an email.
How long does it take to complete a site?
Astigma Productions can create any kind of site with any features you can think of. The time it takes depends on the complexity. Usually, smaller sites are completed within 2 weeks and larger sites take no longer than 6 months