Get a professional website today, your will get a professional website up and running in no time. But there’s more to a website than just design. Have you given any thought to your domain name, who will host your website, and how you will keep it secure? At SiteUp, these services are included. We offer an easy to use, one-stop web creation experience that won’t cost you a fortune, and gives you hands-on control.
Making a home on the Internet
By now, we all know that a domain name is the unique name that identifies a website. This requires the services of a web hosting company, which provides space on the Internet for your website. It goes without saying that you need both. You can’t get visitors if you don’t have an address, right?
Local is lekker
The question is, why choose a South African (dot za) domain name? The domain names that are most commonly seen around the Internet, are the global dot com URLs. People seeking local, South African services and products are more likely to trust a site name with a South African extension. But this isn’t all. If you are in South Africa, you are more likely to be served websites with South African extensions by search engines. Your search engine results page will rank local entries above global ones, which is something to bear in mind when we create your website to sell or showcase your products and services to a South African audience. Boosting your rankings is very important – if your website doesn’t come up on the first search engine results page, potential customers are unlikely to ever visit your site. Because local is lekker, SiteUp offers FREE co.za, org.za, web.za or net.za domain name registration or transfer.
Safety and security
Visitors love a secure site. If you are setting up an e-commerce site, it’s vital that you make it secure. As an online merchant, it is your responsibility to make sure the information you collect from your customers is protected. When installed on a web server, a domain-validated (DV) SSL certificate activates a virtual padlock and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. SiteUp automatically secures your new website with a DV SSL certificate, making sure that no one can intercept and misuse things like credit card information.
But it’s not just users who love a secure site. In its bid to make the Internet better, Google has adjusted their protocols: your site is more likely to be ranked on the search engine results pages if your site is secure.
One stop website shop
Get everything you need from SiteUp. It’s easy! Simply complete your online order and we will automatically set up your hosting package and have your domain name registered or transferred. It’s that easy to get started!