Affordable Web Design and Hosting for Small Business, Church, and Organizations
Pilgrim Hosting offers affordable website design as a full service web hosting company managing client websites on enterprise class web hosting servers guarantying 99.9% uptime.
We take a friendly and result-focused approach to website development. Our primary goal is insuring you get what you need for a successful website design while providing dependable, full service hosting and support plans.
We cater to the individual needs of the “first-time” website owner of small businesses, churches, and organizations.
Register a domain name
We’ll help you select and register your domain name. A domain name is simply the unique “address” of a website and needs to be registered with a domain registrar. For example, our domain name is pilgrimhosting.com It’s important for you to choose the name carefully and early on so we offer that service to our customers as well as one free domain name included with every new “hosting account plan”.
Registering a domain name doesn’t get you a website or even a place to host your website; it’s just a way to reserve the domain for your use and you can register it while ordering one of our Hosting Plans. If you would like assistance with any part of this, Contact us.
Design your website
It can take a lot of time to do this right. This involves not only the physical appearance of the website but also the content (text, photos, and other graphics) as well. To have a successful website, you’ll need to consider what you want your website to do, who your target audience is and how your site will meet their needs. Along with appearance and function, you’ll need a plan on how to attract people to your website through successful marketing. See our Social Media Marketing package for some ideas.
Maintain your website
Once your website is launched, comes the maintenance phase. Your website will require regular care in order to keep it successful. You will need to keep it frequently updated and use an analytics program to see how visitors are using it. You will need to remedy any problems that your visitors are having with it. As your organization and the competition changes, so should your website. Regular maintenance will keep your website working harder for you.
A Content Management System (CMS) is a database that runs behind your small business or organization’s website and allows you to update and manage the site. Pilgrim offers WordPress, the number 1-rated CMS as well as Joomla, Drupal, Mambo etc. Programs that allow you to edit the website using an icon based menu (similar to Microsoft Word) while it converts your information into html (language for websites).
Without the advantage of a content manager, you will need to contact your web designer every time you want to make a small change to your website or you will have to learn FTP protocols and buy a software program like Frontpage or Dreamweaver (both of which are supported with Pilgrim Hosting). These solutions are not very “user friendly” and unless you are familiar with them or similar programs, updating your website may leave you frustrated.