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DOMAINS

important phrase

Make your web address memorable.

Domains are the starting point of your web presence. Domain names may seem like a no-brainer, but they're not as simple as often thought.

A carefully crafted domain name is your cyber front door. Make your digital address easy to remember. Even make it memorable.

There are several aspects of managing domains that a client may not wish to handle. SoftScience Web Media can take care of these administrative tasks for you.

Registering your domain name is distinct from choosing where to host your site although many domain registrars also try to sell web hosting and even 'free' web site 'development' services. All of these services are distinct and can be placed with an appropriate vendor that specializes in each area.

SoftScience Web Media can do the domain name research to generate a selection of impactful domain names that are acquirable. Many good domain names are already taken. Sometimes finding a great web identity requires a bit of effort. Occasionally, a better domain name may need to be purchased in secondary markets at a higher cost.

Most web users call top-level domains (like .com, .org, .net, and .edu) 'domain name extensions' and refer to a web site-level domain a 'domain name.'

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The domain naming strategy chosen for your web presence is an important early decision and includes understanding the implied meaning of top level domains, combined with an evocative main site-level domain name selection that works with your brand. Domain naming may also include a strategy for using appropriate sub-domain names for a larger extended web presence that includes sub-site landing pages.

The management of Domain Naming Services involves making sure that the top level Domain Name Servers (DNS) point to the local DNS where your site is physically hosted. Shared IP addressing and shared web hosting may impact the performance of a web site as it evolves and grows over time. SoftScience Web Media will help you make the right configuration decisions including your domain naming / IP address mapping.

Other domain naming services such as the acquisition of similar and related domain names can provide a path for a future expanded presence or are brand-protective if your site becomes successful.

'Private registrations' and registration renewals are also important aspects of domain management. Many registrars sell new registrations at reduced prices but charge up to four times as much for renewals which are 'automatically charged' to the credit card on file when the initial term is near to expire. Often this 'renewal' is done weeks in advance, before the customer notices the high fee and has time to change registrars.

WEB HOSTING

important phrase

Locate your digital home on solid infrastructure.

Every web site is physically hosted on at least one web server.

Not all web hosting platforms are created equal. Server storage sizes, connection speeds, system reliability, system security, redundancy, server operating system, web server software, server administration tools, technical support, installed programming languages, and database platforms are all important ingredients of a successfully hosted web presence.

Web Hosting Diagram

SoftScience Web Media can host your site on our own servers that we manage on your behalf. Your site can be located on a shared-hosting server, a dedicated server, or a server cluster. For hosting clients, we can give your own in-house web site administrator whatever level of administrative authority that is needed and wanted. We can take care of the rest.

WEB SERVERS

important phrase

A web server is the digital house. Run it well.

The server needs TLC attention too.

SoftScience Web Media can set up a dedicated web server for your use. Platform updates, server performance monitoring, server security, and all the other usual hidden stuff are all behind the curtain services available from our team of professionals.

We make sure it keeps working.

MAIL SERVERS

important phrase

Manage your own electronic mailroom.

Email is not your grandmother's mail.

Email for your business is a critical web service. Free webmail accounts where Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft reads your mail and stores it on their servers is not a particularly safe or private email solution for business, even small business.

Email addresses that use the company's own web domain are the norm for professional firms. SoftScience Web Media can set up a dedicated mail server for your use.

Email Domain

SoftScience Web Media can host your mail server on our own servers or on your web server. We can manage the mail server for you or we can train your in-house mail server administrator (postmaster). We can also perform postmaster services for you on your behalf.

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

important phrase

Data/knowledge is often the most valuable possession kept at your web home. Take care of it.

A living web presence requires data. Data requires a well designed efficient server database.

ER Diagram

Database design, changes to your database schema, database programming including query development, data loading, data validation, database security, backup and replication are all parts of database administration that SoftScience Web Media can provide for our clients.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

important phrase

You provide the digital furnishings. We can handle the digital landscaping and maintenance.

You provide the content. We can take care of the content management system.

CMS Administration Infograph

CMS core version updates, extensions, plugins, and module installation or updates, and other administrative functions for your WordPress, Drupal, or other content management platform are things that you don't need to worry about (unless you want to).

Mock Up Example

DOMAINS

important phrase

Make your web address memorable.

Domains are the starting point of your web presence. Domain names may seem like a no-brainer, but they're not as simple as often thought.

A carefully crafted domain name is your cyber front door. Make your digital address easy to remember. Even make it memorable.

There are several aspects of managing domains that a client may not wish to handle. SoftScience Web Media can take care of these administrative tasks for you.

Registering your domain name is distinct from choosing where to host your site although many domain registrars also try to sell web hosting and even 'free' web site 'development' services. All of these services are distinct and can be placed with an appropriate vendor that specializes in each area.

SoftScience Web Media can do the domain name research to generate a selection of impactful domain names that are acquirable. Many good domain names are already taken. Sometimes finding a great web identity requires a bit of effort. Occasionally, a better domain name may need to be purchased in secondary markets at a higher cost.

Most web users call top-level domains (like .com, .org, .net, and .edu) 'domain name extensions' and refer to a web site-level domain a 'domain name.'

...

The domain naming strategy chosen for your web presence is an important early decision and includes understanding the implied meaning of top level domains, combined with an evocative main site-level domain name selection that works with your brand. Domain naming may also include a strategy for using appropriate sub-domain names for a larger extended web presence that includes sub-site landing pages.

The management of Domain Naming Services involves making sure that the top level Domain Name Servers (DNS) point to the local DNS where your site is physically hosted. Shared IP addressing and shared web hosting may impact the performance of a web site as it evolves and grows over time. SoftScience Web Media will help you make the right configuration decisions including your domain naming / IP address mapping.

Other domain naming services such as the acquisition of similar and related domain names can provide a path for a future expanded presence or are brand-protective if your site becomes successful.

'Private registrations' and registration renewals are also important aspects of domain management. Many registrars sell new registrations at reduced prices but charge up to four times as much for renewals which are 'automatically charged' to the credit card on file when the initial term is near to expire. Often this 'renewal' is done weeks in advance, before the customer notices the high fee and has time to change registrars.

Data Server Room - Web Hosting

WEB HOSTING

important phrase

Locate your digital home on solid infrastructure.

Every web site is physically hosted on at least one web server.

Not all web hosting platforms are created equal. Server storage sizes, connection speeds, system reliability, system security, redundancy, server operating system, web server software, server administration tools, technical support, installed programming languages, and database platforms are all important ingredients of a successfully hosted web presence.

Web Hosting Diagram

SoftScience Web Media can host your site on our own servers that we manage on your behalf. Your site can be located on a shared-hosting server, a dedicated server, or a server cluster. For hosting clients, we can give your own in-house web site administrator whatever level of administrative authority that is needed and wanted. We can take care of the rest.

Web Servers

WEB SERVERS

important phrase

A web server is the digital house. Run it well.

The server needs TLC attention too.

SoftScience Web Media can set up a dedicated web server for your use. Platform updates, server performance monitoring, server security, and all the other usual hidden stuff are all behind the curtain services available from our team of professionals.

We make sure it keeps working.

Mail Servers - Mail Boxes

MAIL SERVERS

important phrase

Manage your own electronic mailroom.

Email is not your grandmother's mail.

Email for your business is a critical web service. Free webmail accounts where Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft reads your mail and stores it on their servers is not a particularly safe or private email solution for business, even small business.

Email addresses that use the company's own web domain are the norm for professional firms. SoftScience Web Media can set up a dedicated mail server for your use.

Email Domain

SoftScience Web Media can host your mail server on our own servers or on your web server. We can manage the mail server for you or we can train your in-house mail server administrator (postmaster). We can also perform postmaster services for you on your behalf.

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

important phrase

Data/knowledge is often the most valuable possession kept at your web home. Take care of it.

A living web presence requires data. Data requires a well designed efficient server database.

ER Diagram

Database design, changes to your database schema, database programming including query development, data loading, data validation, database security, backup and replication are all parts of database administration that SoftScience Web Media can provide for our clients.

Content Management System

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

important phrase

You provide the digital furnishings. We can handle the digital landscaping and maintenance.

You provide the content. We can take care of the content management system.

CMS Administration Infograph

CMS core version updates, extensions, plugins, and module installation or updates, and other administrative functions for your WordPress, Drupal, or other content management platform are things that you don't need to worry about (unless you want to).

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