Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I need a web site? Many
different reasons depending on your situation. Here are just
a few: (1) get new customers, (2) steer current customers
to new products or services, (3) supplement information
you send out on a mailing list, (4) sell products, (5) provide
a source of information available 24/7 where customers can research
you without having to call you, (6) reduce your administrative
expenses by having your customers do part of your job (like
filling out a form), and many other reasons.
What is a web site? This sounds
like an easy question, but most people don't know the correct
answer. If you have a 'web site' with a name like
"YourName.something.com" or "www.something.com/YourName",
then what you have is web -pages- on someone else's web site. There
are many disadvantages to this (ask me for details). What
most people really need is their own site, like "www.YourName.com".
How much does it cost? For a basic
site, most companies expect to spend about $1000 - $1500 for
initial site development (from scratch), and $20 - $40 per month
for web hosting, plus any costs for routine site updates. Of
course, it can be more depending on the specifications. A
site can be designed to be static (no updating needed) or dynamic
(information changes periodically).
What do I get? You own your web site
name (www.YourName.com). XyloWeb will set up your
email accounts as you wish, such as john@YourName.com. These
email accounts can be managed by themselves, or forwarded to
your existing email address (like firstname.lastname@example.org).
Will XyloWeb host my site? No.
XyloWeb focuses on providing excellent professional services. We
do not make money on providing or reselling hosting services. We
will place you with the host that makes the most sense for your
What does XyloWeb mean? Well, a xylophone
is an instrument, of course. "Xylo" means
"wood" and "phone" means "sound". So
it is an instrument making sound from wood (although there are
metal xylophones as well). XyloWeb is a interesting name
created so you will remember it.