Getting Started on Your Web Project

If you’ve been thinking about building a new website for your business, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to guide you through the process as seamlessly as possible.

There’s a lot that goes into developing a website and there’s also a lot of options to choose from. We want to choose the best method for your needs to ensure you are getting the best value possible.

There are essentially three parts to a website:

The domain

This is the name or URL you type into your web browser to navigate to your website. For example, this domain is www.blackcatcreative.ca.

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Hosting

This is where your website files are stored. This is basically online real estate that you rent for your website to live. Without this, your website is not accessible to the public.

Most web hosting companies charge a monthly or yearly fee. These prices can vary depending on needs, the amount of traffic it needs to support, speed, and the features it provides. Shared hosting plans are suitable for most small websites and can start for as little as $3/month.

Web address/url

Here are some examples of popular hosting companies:

The Website

The website itself is a collection of files. These files contain various scripts and code that are used to build the site. Our websites are often built to work with CMS systems such as WordPress. This lets you, the user, log in to edit, change, or add content without needing to know how to code. If you plan to write blogs or change your content frequently, this might be the best option for you.

Themes inside the WordPress dashboard

When we scope out your project, we will recommend the best options for your needs and try to make the process as simple as possible.