Websites, how websites work, why have a website? website hosting, website optimisation, website deisign

Beginners guide to websites and how websites can work for you!


Websites & Web Domain names

A website can consist of just 1 or many pages. these are stored on computers called a “servers’. An Internet address also known as a ‘Uniform Resource Location, URL or domain name’ is a unique address assigned to your website e.g. A server will send your web page to a web browser upon request.



A browser is a computer programme or software that is installed on your computer that enables you to view web pages. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox and Opera are just a few examples of these.

Browsers send a request to the internet address or domain name which returns the site from the server from which the site is hosted


Why have a website?


A web site is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 Days a year! Unlike your business that may for example be open from 9-5 Monday to Friday, your website is Always open, which is why being on the web gives you a whole new presence and awareness to any potential New customer.




Add your Brochure/Menu Online. - A website is much easier, cheaper and quicker to update than any printed material, and its capacity is unlimited allowing you to supply comprehensive information about your company and its services.

Sell your Products. - Without the cost of expensive rent, overhead costs, electricity bills etc, selling your services or products online is much cheaper and is a good supplement to your current business. Providing an online secure ordering system is very affordable even for small businesses.

Great Customer service. - People are busy and don’t like to wait for information. Having your menus or services online gives your customers what they want when they want it. Your website will add a professional image to your company and instill confidence and give you an edge on your competitors.

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