Getting started
An overview of the setup process.
$30.00 monthly. No contracts. No sign up fees.
Yes, it's really that simple.
How do I get started?
Getting started, a quick how to.
1
Verify your domain name ownership
In order to have a website, you first need a domain name (yourdomain.com).
If you already own domain name, verify that you can access it at your domain registrar (where the domain name was purchased). Someone in your organization should have login information for the domain registrar. This is a critical step as you will need to log in there later to change where the domain name is pointed. This is a necessary action whenever you change where a website resides.
If you do not own a domain name, you will need to purchase one from a domain registrar. There are many domain registrars out there, we typically recommend godaddy.com. It costs between $10.00 and $25.00 a year to own a domain name.
If you don't have your domain registrar information, you can probably find it at the ICANN domain name lookup website.
2
Sign up
Sign up with us, using your domain name. You can elect to either pay with a credit card or a check / money order. If paying via credit card, your account will be ready to use within 10 minutes of signing up. If you pay via check / money order, your account will be set up once the payment arrives to us.
Something many departments have done in the past is sign up using a credit card to get their website online instantly, then switch to a yearly billing frequency and set their payment method to check / money order. This way, the department only has to write one check a year.
3
Log in and add your content
Once you receive your login information via email, log in and start creating your website. This is where you want to start adding all of the data and elements that will make up your website. Add your pictures and files. Create your members list, Setup email and mailboxes. It may seem like a lot at first, but our tools make the whole process very easy. The more detail you give your content, the better your website will look. Always try to add images to your call history and news postings. Keep your website up to date and your visitors will keep returning.
4
Point your domain name to the new website
When you are ready for your website to be online, log in to your domain registrar and make a few easy changes that point your domain name to the website that you have created. These changes are explained in the welcome message you will receive as a new customer. We can assist with this step at no added cost if necessary.
5
That's it!
Your website is now visible by name on the internet. As time goes by, search engines such as Google, Bing, etc... will index your website and it will start appearing in internet search results.