The role of a website designing company is to design and produce a viable website for a client or business. However, website design companies may offer additional services. For example, website design firms may offer web hosting services or SEO services.
Web Hosting Services
Web hosting services are provided by companies that own servers that will host your website or sites. Many website designers partner with web hosting companies that provide them and their clients with discounted hosting services.
Web hosting may be inexpensive, such as shared hosting options, or may be quite expensive, such as secured, co-located options. In either case, your design firm will be able to recommend a hosting plan and company that will suit your needs. In addition, you may research various web hosting companies to find the best deal, best support and best up-time statistics for your site.
Search engine optimization (SEO) services are provided by companies that will market your site and get your site listed in the major search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo!. SEO services may be provided by your website design firm. However, these services may cost extra. Many businesses spend a great deal of money on SEO services to get their sites ranked high in Google and other search engine results.
Website designing companies may simply offer design services to create and code your website. Services provided by a website design firm may widely differ. Be sure to find out before signing a contract with a website designing company with regards to exactly what work they will do for your company.
Make sure there will be no surprises to your business or to the web company upon completion of the site. Most web designing companies will provide a some SEO services. However, designers are not marketers. You may wish to hire another type of company to perform SEO-related tasks.
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