Complete Web Hosting
We provide you with a website where content is easy for you to manage
Your site will be based upon a Content Management System (CMS). It will be very easy for you (and those you designate) to edit and add content to the site.
While there are many huge hosting providers operating on very small margins, we are different. We are a full service provider. We are small enough that we can provide personalized support and assistance to every new customer. We will personally help you get your site up and running to your complete satisfaction.
Our hosting service will work well for businesses, organizations, and individuals. If you are a lawyer, doctor, Indian Chief, or just somebody who wants their own website, you need our product. It is also very useful for all types of organizations, such as churches, sports teams, and civic or scouting groups.
Also, we will make sure that your site is shows up in all major search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.).
Standard features include:
- A working website, built to your specifications, based on a CMS. What this means is: It will be very easy for non-technical folks to add and modify the site content. There is no requirement for any knowledge of HTML, PHP, and the rest of the underlying technology. If you are not interested in learning the technologies, this is the only feature you will need.
Our web hosting service provides many other standard features. You can setup many of the capabilities yourself with the cPanel, or we can set them up for you.
- A Control Panel (cPanel©) to manage your hosting site
- 200MB storage space, with free upgrades up to 1000MB if you need it
- multiple FTP users for management of your site files
- multiple email addresses in your domain
- discussion forums, with phpBB, PunBB, or other products
- blogging, with WordPress and other products
- full PHP5 and MySQL capabilities (and much more)
- software for eCommerce, Wiki, photo gallery, mailing lists, polling, real time chat, project management, and more.
Read more details about our standard features.
As your web presence grows, we provide you with many options for your site to mature & expand.
Initially, your site will be a subdomain of waldoweb.com (e.g., mywebsite.waldoweb.com). This is free and requires no DNS (part of the internet infrastructure) updating. You may elect to purchase your own domain name (e.g., mywebsite.com) and make that the URL address of the site. Or you may already own a domain name you wish to transfer over to your new account.
With our personalized development services, we can add all sorts of capabilities to your site. As part of out setup, we will install any of the available products, at your direction. As a valued customer, you will receive up to 1 hour of free development services per quarter.
1. Submit your requirements to us
Submit the form to tell us your requirements. On this form you will convey information like the following:
- Describe your business.
- Describe your organization.
- Describe your products and/or services.
- What are your objectives & expectations of a website?
- Do you have preferences for background color/images, text color & style, etc?
- Do you have any published material or artwork for the site? (logos, brochures, menus, etc.).
Getting your account and website set up is a two phase process.
Phase 1. Based upon your requirements, we will build a website at http://your-account-name.waldoweb.com . Some of the content at this point may be "dummy text" and not in its final form.
Phase 2. After your initial review, we will make changes at your direction. You will learn how to add and modify site content with the easy-to-use CMS interface.
After you submit the requirements survey form, we will begin work on this phase. We will create a web hosting account for you. We will develop a working website in this account. We will populate your content with the information that you give us. At the completion of this phase it is a fully functional website, just without its final content. It may look like this, this, or this, if it is based on our standard CMS. Alternatively, it could be based on another CMS, a blogging platform, raw HTML, or other technology, depending upon your requirements.
You will be given the password and you can try out the site. You may test drive the cPanel and look at the features. At this point, we will solicit your comments & suggestions.
After phase 2 is complete, you will review the proposed site. If you are not happy with the presentation (appearance) of the site, we will make changes for you, changing the layout, colors, graphics, fonts, etc. You can add/modify the content with the easy-to-learn CMS administrator interface. We will help you get started with this.
If you like our proposal, you have a new website. If not, it costs you NOTHING.
After you notify us of your acceptance, we will invoice you via email for the setup charge and for the first quarterly billing period. Each quarter thereafter, you will receive an invoice for the next quarter. You may submit payments via PayPal or a major credit card. There is no long-term contract agreement.
Ongoing Site Maintenance
Each hosting account has a full Control Panel (cPanel©). It is a very widely used website management software provided by cPanel, Inc of Houston, TX. It is used for all aspects of site maintenance, such as:
- backing up your files and databases
- maintaining email addresses
- maintaining FTP users
- managing your files
- MySQL database maintenance
- software installation
- and more
Important Note: If you are not technically inclined (like many of our customers), you don't need to mess with this stuff. Let us know what you need, and we will handle the details for you. The Standard Level package includes up to 1 hour of free consulting/maintenance per quarter.
Your own domain
Initially, your website will be a subdomain of waldoweb.com. If you desire you own domain name, you may purchase a personalized one through us. These names aren't owned, but are leased annually through an official Domain Name Registrar. As a service, we will register a domain name for you at our cost. Check here to look for your own domain name.
It is easy for you to update the site content if your site is built on a CMS like Joomla or Drupal. As the administrator, you can add and edit any content. You can also give other users limited permissions to add or edit content.
You should have a backup plan. We take site backups every Sunday night, but they are not kept long term. You can download backups of your files and databases to your computer through your cPanel. We will backup your site after the initial setup, and after we make any changes to it on your behalf.
Acceptable Use Policy
Before accepting our product you must read, and agree to, our Acceptable Use Policy.
To recap (including but no limited to, as the lawyers say):
- no spamming
- no pornography
- no copyright violations
- no disruptive software
- other fine print