Category: Build

Hosting

Where Does Your Website Live?

 

All websites are made up of a collection of files, these need to be stored or ‘hosted’ on a server and, like with domains, there is an annual fee to renew. If you already have a host for your website and don’t want to change, that’s fine! We’re here to make to process as easy as possible for you.

Our hosting partner offers a selection of package, but if you’re looking for something more bespoke or a dedicated service, contact us to discuss your options.

The hosting package you need will depend on the space you need on the server and the data transfer allowance you need, for a new site we will usually start you off on the basic package and re-evaluate your needs as your website grows.

Key Features:

 

  • Webspace: 5,000 MB

  • Data Transfer: 30,000 MB per Month

  • Email Mail Boxes: 1,000

  • Email Autoresponders: 1,000

  • Email Mailing Lists: 1,000

  • Email Forwarders: Unlimited

  • Catch all Email: Unlimited

  • Junk Mail Filters: Unlimited

  • MySQL Databases: 2

  • FTP Accounts: 1

  • Perl, PHP4, PHP5, Python, Miva, Sun ASP

  • eXtend Control Panel

  • Fast FTP Access

  • FTP/SSH Access

  • Site Management Tools

 

If you’re staring blankly at the screen just now don’t worry, you certainly won’t be the only one! We’ll talk you through each aspect so you fully understand your hosting package.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Email Storage

Need a Little Extra

 

All our mailboxes come with 1GB storage as standard, but if you need a little more we can add extra space for you.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Support

Website Support When You Need It

 

All websites need consistent TLC. For clients that request support we will work out a retainer appropriate for you and keep a running time sheet because some months you might not use it all but others you might need more than you have been allocated, we are happy to be flexible!

We are happy to help with support even if we didn’t build your website, just give us a call or pop us an email and we’ll see what we can do to help.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Domains

Website Addresses

 

A domain is the word we use for a website address as it appears in a URL, for example, mysite.co.uk. Most domains are renewed annually but it is possible to pay for more than one year at a time.

If you are setting up a new website and have not purchased a domain we can do this for you and will send our renewal reminders in advance so that the renewal process is smooth and your website stays online.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at support@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Content Maintenance

We are here to help

 

The great thing about using a CMS Website is that you and your team can easily manage your website in-house with some basic training and support from our team. Sometimes however, you might need a little extra help and that’s where we come in to provide a maintenance service on your website.

QUALITY CONTROL REVIEWS

It is always a good idea to review your websites content on a regular basis, especially if multiple members of your team are editors. It can be very easy when multiple people edit to lose constancy in your content. For example one editor might use a slightly different heading style to all the others and before you know it every page on your website looks different.

INSTALLING EXTENSIONS

As your business grows you might want to add extra functionality features to your website, this sometimes requires a bit of technical knowledge which we are happy to help you with.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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E-commerce websites

Sell Your Goods and Services Online

 

If you plan to sell goods and services online you’ll need a functional E-commerce website and we’re more than happy to help! We’ve created loads E-commerce websites for clients over the years so we can lead you through the process of accessing your individual needs. Before you start your E-commerce journey here are a few things to consider:

  • PCI compliance

  • Payment gateways (PayPal, SagePay, WorldPay etc.)

  • Delivery charges

  • Countries you’ll deliver to

  • Tax and VAT on products

  • Product categories

Contact us to have a chat about your needs and options for an E-commerce website.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Content Management

Edit Your Website Easily

 

So often small businesses find managing their website a chore and we get it, you’d rather spend your valuable time focusing on your product/service and your customer! To help you out with this we build all our websites on a Content Management System (CMS)

WHAT IS A CMS?

It’s not as techy as it sounds! A content management system is a piece of software that keeps track of every piece of content on your website. Content can be anything from simple text to images to music and everything in between. A major benefit of using a CMS is it requires virtually no technical skill or knowledge to manage which means that you can easily take care of your website with minimal effort (although we are always available if you need a bit of extra help). Our preference at Yellow Cherry Digital is to work with open source solutions that are licence fee free and open to everyone and our favourites are Joomla and WordPress.

WHY JOOMLA AND WORDPRESS?

The short answer for Joomla is that it’s the CMS we have the most experience with, and always provides us with the right balance of functionality and flexibility that our clients need. With over 9000 extensions available to add to the core system to add or improve functionality, these include events calendars, shopping carts, image slideshows and Google Maps.

If you want to know more about Joomla you can visit their website here.

The short answer for WordPress is popularity, there are approximately 76.5 million WordPress websites around the world. Which means that many of our customers are already familiar with the editor area.

If you want to know more about WordPress you can visit their website here.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CMS?

  • There are no ongoing maintenance costs to agencies/web development houses.
  • Your website can be updated regularly with ease.
  • Updates are almost instantly live.
  • There is no licence fee for Joomla or WordPress.
  • There are large communities for both Joomla and WordPress.
  • There are forums for support with issues.
  • No technical knowledge is needed
  • Extra functionality aspects can be easily added as your business grows.

 

TEMPLATING

Both Joomla and WordPress are template based which means templates are used to control the look and feel of the website. There are thousands of websites to choose from so don’t worry, you won’t be restricted.

After your website brief has been finalised we will begin to source appropriate templates for you and present you with a choice to choose from, we can easily alter the templates if they are not quite what you are after.

We will only present you with the highest quality templates to ensure your website is accessible and optimised for search engines.

If you already have a brand identity and can provide us with  a colour scheme, fantastic! If not we can help you to develop a brand that suits you and your business.

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Responsive design is crucial for your website, with an estimated 55% of all web traffic now on mobile devices, if your website is not mobile friendly you could be losing half of your potential customers! All our websites come responsive as standard and are designed mobile first to ensure responsive design is at the forefront rather than an after thought.

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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Starter Website Package

Just Starting Out?

 

As a startup you won’t always be able to invest in a fully bespoke website but we don’t believe that means you have to settle for something that isn’t functional and attractive. To help you achieve the right balance we have developed a super value Starter Website Package.

The package boasts a contemporary design with up to 10 pages included. You will have a choice of base colours and fonts and your new website will be fully responsive with optimisation for tablet and mobile included as standard. We also include a contact form, news archive, a password protected area and a Google Map for no extra cost.

The Starter Website Package Includes:

  • 1 year free hosting
  • 10 email addresses
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Responsive Design
  • 10 pages
  • 10 images
  • News Archive
  • Online enquiry form
  • Google location map
  • Password protected secure area
  • Links to social media platforms
  • Google Analytics
  • Training manual

Check out the demo site for more information.

If your business requires a few extra features that are not included in the package it’s not a problem, get in touch with your ideas and we will discuss your options

 


 

If you have any questions about our ethos or would like to discuss your project, contact us on 01463 417 458 or email us at hello@yellowcherrydigital.co.uk

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