You should know that it is your site and you need to own it.
The way to do that is to own the Domain Name and sign up for a hosting account yourself.
You can do this by registering the domain name and selecting a web host yourself.
You have a number of options. Go to a search engine (Google, Ask, Bing, Yahoo etc.) and search for 'domain name'. It is simple a process.
All the large hosting providers have excellent servers people to help you.
How Many hits do you get on the site and is it optimized for the search engines.
You can have a great looking site but it is not listed in the
search engines and you get no hits on the site.
The site may have a grate flashy look but no one sees it.
Does the developer work to keep the site in the top of the search engines?
Does the developer work to insure that your site is properly maintained and up to date.
Most desktop websites won't work on a mobile phone!
Most desktop websites are slow to load, hard to view and don't offer the right kind of end user experience.
Website tells your story
Ever one has a story to tell about their business and your site needs to tell that story to the readers. In a way that makes you stand out.
Your site needs to stand out and give the reader a reason to do business with you.
Remember that you need content on your site not just cooooool graphics. The Search Engines are blind. But, they read very well.
You need to know that the way you organize your site makes a deference.
Website Cost Calculator
The calculator assumes that you have a logo and are using a Standard Template.
A site with 4 pages (Home, About Us, Product, and Contact) = $400.00
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