awareness is spreading in developed countries but it is still
a new concept for many developing countries. After DOTCOM
bubble burst people have become more conscious, about investing
for the web. People want to use the power of Internet, but
they want it free or with minimum cost. There are three basic
costs to launch a web site.
- Hosting &
- Web Designing
charges vary from US$10 to US$35 depending on registration
authority/agent you select. Basic hosting plans of 5 MB web
space starts from US$50 a year & it depends on factors
like hard-disk space, bandwidth & database facility. The
charges increases with the increase in the facilities chosen.
designing charges depend on type of site that the client wants
to design, the sites can be static with HTML, dynamic with
database facility or Interactive with sound & animation.
a web designer it must be part of your service to satisfy
clients' expectations at minimum possible cost. A client expects
his web presence with his own domain name & hosting either
at minimum cost or on a free server. To get the feel of Internet
web site clients in first phases insist for simple static
of ISPs, to attract more & more subscribers, offer advertisement
free hosting of minimum 1 MB along with their internet connection.
There are many companies which offer free, advertising-supported
Web site hosting. To name few of them :
In both of the above mentioned cases, the URL or web site
address that the customers get is http://www.servername.com/username
They are too long
B. It does not show
your company's identity as it contains name of the server
along with your name.
C. Visitor who knows about
such free service will think that you are not serious about
web. In some of the cases, the client comes with a different
requirement. He already has a web site for one of his company
or product. He wants to develop a web site with a different
domain name. He is ready to bear the domain booking charges,
but he does not want to pay the hosting charges as he intends
to use the balance web space on the site that he hosted earlier.
Such a requirement from a cost conscious customer is common,
who actually does not understand the technical problem involved.
is very much possible to point two different domain names
against same hosting web space or against same home pages,
but it is not possible to point two different domain names
against two separate home pages on same hosting space.
discussed earlier a web designer must provide a solution as
expected by the customer. Solution provided to the customer
as per his requirement will bring more business for you. In
all the situation discussed above, a very suitable solution
for the problem is "DOMAIN REDIRECT"