Fins and Fur Hosting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Managed Website?

A managed website is a feature that we offer to those who have always wanted a website, but have no idea how to create one or edit it. We become your webmaster.
For a flat rate, one time fee of $250 dollars (up to $450 if you are including an online store) we will build your site. You are not stuck with some primitive template website that we create and give you, we work hand in hand with you and create the layout and design with the features you choose. Managed websites are also maintained by us at no charge to you. You are still responsible for regular hosting fees, depending on which size hosting package you choose.
Any security scripts that are released are installed on your site to keep it safe and updated at all times. This is just one of the no cost (to you) services that we provide to keep your site up to date.
Any content additions or alterations that are pertinent to your site are also done by us at no cost to you.
You simply send in a support ticket requesting that we add a picture here, or a product to your store, or an article etc. and we will make the requested edits for you. Non pertinent additions, or alterations such as adding chat, guest books, discussion forums, interactive scripts, theme alterations, site add-ons or software, etc. will be quoted a fee of $20.00 per hour.

Whats the difference between the hosting packages?

The Starter, Intermediate, and Professional packages are all based on size.
For example the Starter package comes with 1000 megabytes of space, and the Professional comes with 2000 megabytes of space. Full package specs can be found on the front page but basically as each package steps up it increases your resources: storage space, bandwidth, number of allowed databases, etc.
A site that may have many photo galleries, or a discussion forum with lots of traffic may want a hosting package with more resources.
These are also the packages that are used for our managed sites, which are sites that we build and maintain for clients.
We install any new versions of the software to keep your site up to date and secure, we make any content changes or alterations, and we do any editing that you may need, all at no cost to you.

The AdvantagePlus package is a hosting plan for those who are capable of building, uploading and maintaining their own sites.
If you use a CMS like Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, will also be responsible for keeping your version of that software up to date which keeps your site secure. The developers release newer versions and you will need to upgrade yours in a timely fashion. If you do not your site provides an exploit to our server and will be promptly removed.
You make all your own content changes, uploads, and editing. A savings plan for do it yourselfers at $7.95 a month.

Whats the total cost for me to have a website?

One of the most frequently asked questions is: 
What is the total cost of having a website or how much is this going to cost for me to have a completed professional looking website. The answer to that question will vary depending on your needs. 
We can build your site for you, if you are unable to. There is a flat rate one time fee of $250 dollars for us to build your site, or $450 including E-commerce if you need it. These are called Managed Sites and are maintained by us also at no charge. 
The only other expense you would have is the purchase of a domain name ( which will cost you around $12.50 per year. 
The other cost would be your monthly hosting fees which would cost between $9.95 a month with the Starter package to $19.95 a month for the Professional package. The cost difference is based on how much web space you need. If your capable of building and maintaining your own website, you can order our AdvantagePlus hosting package which costs $7.95 a month. 
So boiled down... 

Fully managed website that we build for you Website that you build and maintain yourself
Website building fee $250.00 Website Building fee $0.00
Domain name purchase $12.50  (.net .org etc price may vary) Domain name purchase $12.50  (.net .org etc price may vary)
Monthly Hosting $11.00 Monthly Hosting $7.95
Total Initial cost, $273.50. Then $11.00 /month there after. Total initial cost, $20.45. Then $7.95 /month there after.