A blog by Reach Design Ltd
Website Maintenance and How to do it Effectively
Te tiaki paetukutuku me pēhea hoki te mahi tika
Introduction - Whakatakinga

There is no doubt that website maintenance is an essential part of running any successful business. After all, your website can be your company’s first impression to potential customers and clients, so it has a lot going for it in terms of accuracy or outdated content - not just aesthetically but also financially with security concerns emerging as another major headache today! Knowing how to maintain websites effectively will help you succeed online.
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What happens when a site is not properly maintained?
Ka aha mēna kāore kua tiakina i te pae tika?

Without regular updates and proper maintenance, your content will become outdated, and if you truly start slacking, your domain name may expire which means you will no longer even have a website to maintain! Once your domain name expires, links get broken, your images get lost, content becomes dated, and your rankings go down the drain. Its essential to keep your website relevant and interesting if you want to attract and retain visitors.

Website maintenance is a must regardless of how much you try to avoid it. An expired domain name and old content are just a few of the problems that can arise if you don't have someone watching out for your website. Think of your website as you would your vehicle. You wouldn't travel very far if you didn't look after its maintenance, would you? Keep the same mindset for your site as well.

Updating your website content regularly
Te whakahou i tō ihirangi paetukutuku i ngā wā katoa

Website content, much like fashion, tends to go out of style. What was popular a year ago might not be today. That’s why it’s important to keep your website content fresh and up-to-date.

Add new blog posts, images, and videos on a regular basis to give visitors something new to check out. You can also add new features or functionality to keep things interesting. If you've got a forum or other interactive element on your site, encourage users to post new content and get involved in discussions.

Also, keep an eye on what's happening in your industry and make sure your site reflects the latest trends and developments. If you're in a rapidly changing field, this may mean updating your site more frequently. But even if you're in a more static industry, it's important to stay up-to-date so that users don't get the impression that you're behind the times.
The importance of keeping a website maintained
Te hiranga o te pupuri tonu i tō paetukutuku

We all know the importance of having a well-structured website. Regularly updating and maintaining your site is crucial to ensuring that your site is running smoothly and at full capacity. Just like cars, websites require maintenance to operate properly. Properly maintaining your site helps to ensure site security, increase the number of new visitors, boost returning traffic, and more.

We’d love to share some of the main reasons why we believe it’s important to maintain your site.

  • It improves security :
Security is the main reason that website maintenance is so important.
  • It boosts site traffic :
In order to provide searchers with the best quality content, search engines such as Google raise rankings for websites that are updated regularly.
  • It optimizes the visitor experience :
Regularly updating your site with sharable content such as upcoming events, image galleries, and blogs gives your audience an idea about who you are and what you do.

Benefits of maintaining a website
One of the most important things you can do is keep your content timely, show your customers you’re listening to the questions they need answered by keeping your website content fresh. Responding to industry trends and world events with your website’s content can boost brand awareness, maintain customer loyalty, and separate you from your competitors.

In addition to updating your website, avoid costly disasters. Neglecting your website maintenance will increase the likelihood of it running slowly, crashing or a cyber security breach - all of which can negatively impact your reputation and cost you customers, revenue, and time. Retail websites lost around $2 billion in sales every year due to slow loading times.

Finally, standing out from your competition your website maintenance efforts should be agile enough to change course in response to new information. Leverage reporting and analytics tools to examine your visitor’s behavior as they move through your website. These valuable insights help you know what’s working (and what’s not) so that you can focus your efforts accordingly and lead your customers through their buyer journey.
Ngā painga o te tiaki paetukutuku
Conclusion - Whakatau

By following these simple steps, you can help keep your website safe, relevant, and interesting but most importantly a successful website. Regular updates to your website content will ensure that your visitors always have something new to see, while a well-designed website will help keep them engaged. And finally, be sure to take measures to protect your website from security threats. By doing so, you can help keep your website running smoothly for years to come.
10 Things You Should Know About Website Development
10 ngā mea me mōhio koe mo te whakawhanaketanga paetukutuku
Introduction - Whakatakinga

In the world of business, your website is a crucial component of marketing and advertising. In fact, most businesses have come to rely heavily on their online presence in order to gain customers and stay relevant in today's market. As a result, there are several different factors that contribute to how well your website fares, one of which is the development process itself.

Website development is not as simple as it seems. In fact, there are a lot of things you should know about this service before hiring someone to do it for you. This article will give you ten important things to consider when looking into website development services with the goal of helping you make an informed decision on who and what company to hire.
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1. What is a website and why do you need one?
He aha te paetukutuku, ā, he aha ai e hiahia ai tētahi?

A website is the digital face of your business. It has a lot of responsibilities but also offers great opportunities for success if managed correctly and efficiently.

A good way to start would be by understanding what goes into creating an effective web presence - websites serve as both marketing tools (to increase traffic) and customer service channels where customers can get answers about anything related directly from their standpoint.

A website is a necessary vehicle for your business. Not only will it provide an excellent opportunity to showcase what you do and how, but also build trust with potential clients by displaying all areas of expertise in one spot: online marketing strategies; SEO knowledge that drives traffic from search engines like Google; social media insights into which platforms work best when posting content across multiple networks; appeal points tailored specifically towards each individual user both while they explore your site as well as after making contact - this way no stone goes unturned!

2. How to choose what type of website you want
Me pēhea te whiriwhiri i te paetukutuku e hiahia ana koe

The answer lies in understanding what type of online presence will work well given any specific goals that might be desired - whether this includes increasing revenue streams through increased sales rates; improving customer engagement levels by providing engaging content, developing brand awareness or image recognition locally via key opinion leaders’ recommendations over time.

Should it be a simple brochure or something more interactive? How much time do you have for development versus marketing your service in order to generate leads and sell products or services online? Determine what kind of project you're working with: are they Personalized sites (for individuals), Commercial websites, or Businesses needing lead generation tools?
3. Which web hosting service should you use for your site?
Ko tēhea ratonga manaaki tukutuku me whakamahi koe mo tō pae?

The right web hosting service can make or break your site. You need to find a company that has the features you want, provides excellent customer support and offers competitive rates without breaking the bank.

There are a lot of features and differences to consider. The first thing is how reliable they have been in recent months - if their uptime percentage has been low or downtime issues occur frequently, then that may not be such a good option as those problems could affect your customers' experience on multiple levels from client satisfaction all through Google search engine rankings.

Mentioning some factors to consider before making this important decision include: what are your specific needs; how well does this provider meet them based on what's available within its own package offering; whether they offer domain registration as well; what type of website builder, plugins, and themes do their plans come with; how much storage space does one get every month.
4. What are the steps in building a new website?
He aha ngā tohutohu ki te hanga he paetukutuku hou?

The first step in building a new website is coming up with an idea for your company. You should identify all the information that needs to be included on the site - Who are you? What do you sell or offer (and why)? Where does everyone who consults or visits your page come from so you can target potential customers? The end goal will probably involve marketing strategies like SEO, PPC campaigns; these depend entirely upon how much time and money you have available at one given moment but they're necessary elements for successful branding.

Next, sketch out the general layout of how it will look and feel with all the content on one page or in different sections. Once brainstorming has begun, come up with name(s) suggestions either through conversation between team members (ideally everyone must agree!) or online and choose color schemes based on mood and style desired along with font typeface families used throughout the site.

Then, begin designing with each page tailored specifically towards fulfilling its purpose as well as being aesthetically pleasing enough not only to catch attention but keep eyes engaged by providing an enjoyable user experience that will encourage returning traffic back into your company's marketing campaigns.

Finally, publish or preview by using either localhost or cloud host servers.
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5. Why it's important to have an online presence even if your business isn't online yet
He aha te mea nui kia noho ipurangi ahakoa kāore ano tō pākihi i te ipurangi

You don't know what you want your business to look like yet, but it's important that as soon as possible people start comparing and contrasting with other businesses in their industry. Building an online presence can help towards this end goal by giving customers the opportunity not only to see who they're buying from now on - something which would be impossible without internet access - but also gives all those involved a sense of community because there will always be someone available for consultation or advice wherever one might need them whether its via email at any time of the day or night.

Here are other reasons why an online presence is important, even if your business isn't yet online:

  • You save money on marketing-related costs by only using digital media to connect with customers
  • Your website can act as an extension of yourself - it tells people how old you are, what country they're from etc.
  • You don’t need much space since most users access content via tablets or smartphones these days so having one site instead of many makes sense logistically
  • It allows for extended reach beyond local boundaries which means greater exposure overall
6. How often should you update your website content?
E hia ngā wā me whakahou koe i tō ihirangi paetukutuku?

To stay relevant, it is important to be updating your website content on a regular basis. You can do this by either publishing blog posts or adding new pages periodically and then linking them into an existing site map that has been maintained over time.

A good rule for maintaining consistent updates with meaningful additions will usually entail doing one of these two things every few weeks (depending upon how complex the information becomes).

The frequency of updating your website content varies depending on the industry and whether or not you want to keep people updated.

If it’s for personal use, then every few months should suffice; however, if there is an online shop or business with numerous pages associated in some way (such as shopping cart), then monthly may be required so that customers can stay current about any changes made over time.
7. How to create a website that attracts clients to your business?
Me pēhea te hanga paetukutuku e kukume ana i ngā kaihoko ki tō pākihi?

Creating a website that attracts clients to your business is not an easy task. In order for the site and its content to be compelling, it needs powerful writing with vivid language in order to make itself stand out among all other sites vying for attention from potential customers.

Simple websites are better for your business. Use simple layouts and straightforward content on all pages so visitors are engaged throughout their time browsing through information related only to them.

Another way to make your website more appealing is by making sure it's mobile-ready. This means the site will perform well on a smartphone or tablet, unlike some sites that are not optimized for these devices and disappoint with slower speeds in comparison to what you expect from them at home on desktop computers with plenty of memory space.

Also, don't be too "salesy." A professional tone will help you get your message across without sounding like an infomercial for products or services offered on-site, which can sometimes have the opposite effect of what was intended when done efficiently in other areas such as customer care and rapport building skills, among other things.

Lastly, attract clients and keep them coming back through clear calls-to-action. Calls for action can be anything from a button or link, so make sure your CTA has the right information in order for people who see it not only to understand what they need but also take an active step towards getting their problem solved.
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8. What is responsive design, why does it matter, and how do you know if your current website needs one or not?
He aha te hoahoa whakautu, he aha te take, me pēhea koe e mōhio ai mēna ka hiahia tō paetukutuku o naianei ki tētahi, kāore rānei?

The design and layout of a website are very important. What you see on your screen may not be what users experience when they visit, so it's crucial that you know how to make sure your website looks good no matter where someone uses them from.

Responsive web designs help you do this by automatically adapting content elements such as text size or image sizes depending on whether there are more wide screens or narrow ones in sight, keeping everyone happy everywhere through uniformity across devices. This means that your site will automatically adjust itself depending on how people are viewing it, whether they're scrolling through or looking at pictures and videos.
9. What are some of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a provider for their website development project?
He aha ētahi o ngā hapa noa e mahia ana ētahi tāngata i te wā e whiriwhiri ana i tētahi kaiwhakarato mo tā rātou kaupapa whanaketanga paetukutuku?

Some of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a provider for their website development project are not doing enough research and trying to save money by working with an inexperienced business.

A good rule of thumb is that you should always ask around before making any decisions about where your company will go in this area, as well as checking out some reviews online or talking directly to other companies or employees who might have experience dealing with them on previous projects.

Another common mistake is not understanding what you need. This can lead to overspending on services and results in dissatisfied customers, who may choose another provider next time around. It's important you find somebody with whom communication flows smoothly from beginning until end so both parties get their desired outcomes efficiently without wasting too much time or money along the way. You also don't want any surprises later down the line if something doesn’t work out exactly how it should at first glance.
10. How much does it cost to build a new website?
He aha te utu ki te hanga he paetukutuku hou?

New websites are built to meet the specific requirements of a business. This means they come at different prices based on what you need from them and how complicated or simple your needs may be.

In general, though, the average cost per month for building a website is about $1K with some companies charging as little as around 100 dollars monthly while others could charge up to thousands depending upon factors such as design, the quality required by the client, company's marketing goals, etc.
Final thoughts - Whakaaro mutunga

As you can see, website development is not as simple as it might seem. However, when done correctly and with the correct knowledge about what type of online presence will work well given any specific goals that might be desired, a website may prove to be an excellent vehicle for your business.

To find out more information about this process or how to choose the type of website you want built, contact ReachDesign today! You’ll get all the features you need like customer support and competitive rates without sacrificing quality in web design.
Web Hosting
Manaaki paetukutuku
10 Things About Website Hosting Your Boss Wants to Know
10 ngā mea mea o te manaaki paetukutuku e hiahia ana tō rangatira kia mōhio

Every website needs a place to live on the internet. This is where web hosting comes in. Web hosting essentially provides your company with an online home and allows you to reach customers all over the world. But there's so much more…

Do you know what your boss wants to know about website hosting? It's not the technical stuff. They want to know how it will make their business better, more efficient, and profitable. There are a lot of things that go into making an effective website host - from reliability and security all the way to customer service. In this blog post, we'll go over 10 things your boss needs to know about website hosting so they can make an informed decision on which one is best for them and your company.

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1. What is a website host and why do you need one?
He aha te manaaki paetukutuku, ā, he aha koe e hiahia ai i tētahi?

A web host offers an internet service that allows individuals and businesses to make their websites available on the World Wide Web. Essentially, it provides your site with space on a server that stores all of its files. This way when someone types in your URL into their browser, they are able to see everything you have uploaded onto your website including images, text documents, videos, etc. Without web hosts, all of this information would be stored locally on one person's computer and wouldn't be accessible by anyone else unless they were given physical access to that specific machine as well as the login credentials for said computer.

If you are thinking about starting up a business or have an existing one that needs more exposure, then there are many reasons why you need a website host. Web hosts today offer plenty of options in terms of features and price points so it should be easy to find one that suits your needs.

With all these benefits available from web hosting services such as unlimited storage space and fast page loading speeds, it's important to choose wisely when looking at what's out there because not just anyone will do. There are many factors you'll want to consider before making your final decision and you’ll find out the important ones below.

2. How does the website hosting process work?
Me pēhea te mahi ā te manaaki paetukutuku?

Website hosting is a service that provides space for websites on computers located around the world. These servers store your information and help it get from point A (your website) to B (everyone who visits), which makes everything run smoothly as possible no matter where someone may be viewing or visiting from, geographically speaking - think of unlimited data bandwidth with lightning-fast connections speed because this means less time waiting in line at checkout counters everywhere we go.

Web hosting is an integral part of your website. It allows for storage and transferability across different platforms such as mobile phones or tablet computers so you can access information on these devices wherever there's an internet connection available, but it also includes security measures to keep people from accessing inappropriate content without permission.

3. What are the benefits of using a web host?
He aha ngā painga o te whakamahi i te manaaki paetukutuku?

A website with no hosting is like an incomplete project that never gets finished. You need to have some kind of physical space where your site will live, and this can be anything from someone's home computer all the way up into large data centers in order for people visiting it regularly to feel comfortable enough with their environment not only to visit but also stick around long enough so as many pages load before minimizing or closing tabs on browsers while keeping others open just in case there was any problem later down the line (which happens).

Web hosting is the process of permanently storing data on an internet server for others to access. The benefits are many, including increased security and stability as well as quicker browsing speeds due in part to decreased bandwidth demands placed upon clients who use virtual servers rather than physical locations like your company’s old location did.

The benefits also include improved management tools such as offering access to web-based email and unlimited storage spaces; increased security due in part because it's not just one person who has physical possession of all data but multiple individuals working at different locations around the world ensuring its safety; more flexible payment options with monthly automatic billing plans available at low costs per gigabyte used; and 24/7 phone support through chat or ticket systems’ round-the-clock customer service.
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4. How much does it cost to use a web host?
He aha te utu ki te whakamahi i te manaaki paetukutuku?

Most people pay an average $40 for their domain name. Host price will depend on whether they want one or more websites hosted at once as well as what type of content you plan on putting up there, i.e., graphics-intensive sites cost more than text-only ones do because each additional gig gives better results when loaded onto pages without lag time (layered coding).

Another factor is how much bandwidth your visitors require - the higher-end packages offer faster speeds while lower-priced plans fall somewhere in between due mainly because some customers don't care about speed.
There are many different options for hosting services and they come in all shapes in sizes. Some hosts offer free domain names while others charge by month or year depending on how long your website will live with them before moving onto another provider. It can vary pretty widely too - some people only need something basic enough where their site doesn’t take up more than 1GB space but then there are also mega sites that require terabytes of disk storage available which could cost thousands per year if you're using lots of bandwidth each day during peak hours.

5. How do you choose a web host provider?
Me pēhea e whiriwhiri ai i tētahi whakarato manaaki paetukutuku?

Web hosts are like phones: there's a lot of choices out there! How do you choose the best one for your needs?

There is no wrong answer, as long as it works well with what YOU need. That being said, we'll share our opinion on some important factors in choosing a web hosting provider.

The first step is to determine which features are important and how much bandwidth you need. You can find a hosting provider by looking at their website or contacting them directly but make sure the company has been around for a while because like other companies out there, some may not be as reliable as others when it comes down to doing business with them.

Then, examine their upgrade options to see if they offer the latest technology. It's important that you are able to customize your website if desired or have enough storage space allocated for future growth. Could you purchase more storage space if necessary after already being satisfied by 20GB of disk drive allocated at no cost from them upon signing up? Does this company offer its standard free migration services whether moving over another hosting package without having any downtime during transition periods? Ponder on these questions.

The next step in choosing a web host provider is to take security into account. This includes things like making sure their servers are firewalled and protected with encryption, checking IP addresses against lists of known bad actors for suspicious users or IPs (a process called Web Reputation System), as well as monitoring bandwidth used by each client's site(s).

Lastly, look at the customer support offered by the company. This will give you an idea of how quickly and efficiently they respond, as well as their policies for dealing with issues like hack attacks or data leaks that could put customers' information at risk. A good company will offer many different options for you and your websites such as 24/7 technical helpdesk assistance or an extensive knowledge base with easy-to-contest tutorials on tips and tricks related specifically to their services.
6. Why should you use a web host to run your business?
He aha ai me whakamahi koe ai i te kaihautu tukutuku hei whakahaere i tō pākihi?

Your website is the first thing potential customers see when they search for your products or services. This means it's important to make sure everything from design, content, and functionality work together seamlessly on every device - but that can be tough without a web host.

Web hosting services are the backbone of any business. They provide space for your website, databases, and other necessary files to reside on their computerized servers so you can access them anywhere at any time with an internet connection.

Web hosting has many benefits for your business. Webspace, domain names, and email services are just the beginning. Here's what you can do with a web host:

  • Webspace provides storage capacity in which to publish content or hold data files that organize information on the Internet
  • A website is created when someone wants their company name associated with an online identity
  • Businesses without websites might as well not exist at all;
  • Having one gives potential clients confidence about who they're dealing with
  • You need professional-looking sites if want to succeed these days
  • Your site will be more easily found
  • And don't forget SEO optimization; it really helps get customers
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7. The top 5 things you should look for when choosing a web host
Ko ngā mea nui e 5 me titiro koe i te wā e whiriwhiri ana koe i tētahi kaihautu paetukutuku

Some people think that choosing a web host is an easy and straightforward process. However, there are many factors you need to take into consideration before making this life-changing decision. To narrow down your search, here are the top 5 things you should look for when choosing a web host.

  1. Security. You don't want your website and personal information vulnerable on some sketchy web host. A good thing you should look for when choosing a hosting service are security features like two-factor authentication or file encryption which guarantee protection against unauthorized access in case someone manages somehow to get inside.
  2. High Uptime. A web host's uptime is vital to the success of your site. You should make sure that the provider has an above-average reputation for this crucial service and as such can offer reliable transfers, quick repairs in case something goes wrong with file corruption or hardware malfunctions. It'll be tough running a business having technical difficulties holding you back.
  3. Fast Loading Speed. The speed of your website will determine how quickly it can be seen and accessed by visitors. Make sure the web hosting company offers fast loading times, especially if you're planning on selling products online.
  4. Excellent Customer Support. A great way to find out if the web host you're thinking of is right for your business? Look at their customer support. If they have an excellent reputation with happy customers, chances are it's because there are real pros with staff who will be able to help when things go wrong.
  5. Competitive Price. When choosing a web host, one thing you should look for is the price. This will help save money in the long run and may even allow more time to focus on other aspects of your business or personal life outside work.
8. What are the pros and cons of shared, VPS, and dedicated web hosting?
He aha ngā piki me ngā heke o te tohatoha, VPS, me te manaaki paetukutuku?

Shared web hosting has many advantages, but it's not perfect. When people think of the pros and cons, they often mention that shared servers are economical for small businesses because there is less infrastructure needed. This can be true if your website needs just basic service such as email or minimal storage space (a few hundred MB). The con side includes slow speeds due to high traffic on other clients' sites whose content might clog up access times; limited bandwidth could present problems with speed too since you'll only get what 1GB out of 3 months maximum. There may also be performance issues in case heavy users generate large files frequently like when video streaming.

A VPS (Virtual Private Server), on the other hand, is a type of hosting that provides an isolated environment for each customer. There are no shared resources and it means you get more control over the server than other types, which can come at a cost if something goes wrong with one machine in your network. VPS web hosting service can be a great option for those who want more control over their website's security, hardware requirements, and more.

But there are some downsides too - such as higher costs due to additional features or better performance with dedicated servers which means smaller amounts of data uploaded onto the host’s network at any given time while still having complete access at all times without interruption from other users' applications running on shared hardware resources, therefore, potentially causing slower response times when browsing pages via mobile devices or LTE networks where bandwidth may become limited depending upon location.

For those who are looking for a reliable hosting service, dedicated web hosting may be the perfect solution. Dedicated servers have all of your information safe in one place and can provide better performance due to being less susceptible to interference from other users on shared servers or programs running simultaneously with yours.

The main drawback of this type of service is that you are responsible for maintaining your website and making sure all important updates go through without error, as well as keeping the server up 24/7 which can be tough when working with multiple websites or online stores on different occasions at once.
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9. What are some common misconceptions about web hosts?

He aha ētahi pōhēhē mo ngā kaihautu paetukutuku?

Web hosts are the backbone of your business. They provide you with a space to store and display your data, serve up files for download, and power your website. You can't run a successful business without one.

But there's a lot of misconceptions about what web hosts do and how they work. Here are some common misconceptions about web hosting:

  • One misconception about web hosts is that you need an IT engineer or consultant to monitor them in order for things not to break down on your end - when really all it takes is just clicking a button. With most providers now offering easy-to-use control panels where users can adjust settings without any special skillset required, there's no reason why anyone who knows how to navigate their way around the internet should have trouble managing these services themselves.

  • Another common misconception about web hosts is that they are all alike. Do you know what kind of service a restaurant provides to its customers? Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to hosting providers and their services. To be sure which host will meet your needs best for specific things like bandwidth or eCommerce platforms, ask any relevant questions before making up your mind on who deserves approval in this industry.

  • There are a lot of hosting providers out there that offer web hosting for nothing. However, as you might expect from the name, it has some limitations and drawbacks such as not being able to provide enough disk space or bandwidth quotas with no guarantee of server uptime which could lead to your website going down due to technical difficulties. The truth is most hosts will charge at least something even if it's just one dollar per month but before signing up make sure this suits what type of site you have.

  • Many people think that you must buy your domains and host from the same seller, but this isn't always true. In fact, it can often make sense to get better prices elsewhere if they're available when compared with just buying each item separately or in combination packages offered by one company.

  • You may think that web hosting is all about how quickly your website loads, but the truth of the matter is you need more than fast servers in order to make an impact online. Disk space and bandwidth are two important aspects that should not be taken lightly; without enough room on their server for files or with limited usage per month, they might end up costing more than expected.
10. How do you get started with website hosting?
Me pēhea koe e timata i te manaaki paetukutuku?

There are many types of web services to choose from, but not all will work for your business. Before signing up on any plan, be sure it's right for what makes and models or sells products online - whether that means monthly packages or lifetime ones.

Start by getting an idea of what you are looking for in a hosting provider. How much space do they offer? What's their uptime percentage like on average, especially over holidays when many users will be accessing the server at once? Do most people only use email or websites too? Make sure to ask which features are most important before signing up with them.
Final thoughts - Whakaaro mutunga

Web hosting is a service that provides space for websites on computers located around the world. It's an integral part of your website and will depend largely on what type of content you plan to put up there, how many sites you want to be hosted at once, and how much money you're willing to spend. You should look for security, high uptime (the percentage of time your site is available), fast loading speed among other things when choosing a web host company.

Contact us if this sounds like it might be something that needs some attention. We would love to help get you set up with a reliable web host that can take care of all your digital marketing needs while also providing top-quality customer support 24/7.

Better Hosting
Manaakitanga pai ake
How to attract more website visitors with better hosting
Me pēhea te whakamānea i ngā manuhiri me te manaakitanga pai ake

You might think that website hosting is a basic service that doesn't need much thought or attention. But believe it or not, the hosting you choose can have a significant impact on your ability to attract new visitors.

In this post, we'll take a look at some of the things you should consider when choosing a host for your website. We'll also share some tips for improving your website's visibility and attracting more traffic. So read on to learn more!

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Make sure your website is hosted on a fast, reliable server
Me mōhio kei te manaakihia tō paetukutuku ki runga i te tūmau tere me te pono

Your website is like your store front - it's how your customers (or potential customers) will interact with your business. And just like you wouldn't want someone to see a dirty, run-down storefront, you don't want them to see a slow, unreliable website. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to access a website and coming up against technical difficulties. So if you're looking to attract more visitors to your site, one of the most important things you can do is make sure it's hosted on a fast, reliable server.

Hosting is important because it ensures that your website is always accessible and running smoothly. A good hosting provider will ensure that your site is always up and running, and can handle large amounts of traffic without crashing. In addition, a fast server will help to improve your website's search engine ranking, as Google takes page speed into account when determining where to place websites in its search results. So if you're looking to give your business a boost, make sure your website is hosted on a fast, reliable server. It might just be the best investment you ever make.

Choose a web hosting plan that fits your needs
Kōwhiri he māhere manaaki tukutuku e pai ana ki ō hiahia

There's no use having a website if no one can find it. That's why choosing the right web hosting plan is essential for any business that wants to be successful online. Every website has different needs. Some need more storage space, others need unlimited bandwidth, and still others need special features like e-commerce support or WordPress integration.

The amount of traffic you expect to generate. If you're expecting a lot of traffic, you'll need a plan that can handle it. The type of content you'll be hosting. If you're planning on hosting video or audio content, you'll need a plan with plenty of storage and bandwidth.

The key is to find a web hosting plan that fits your specific needs. Otherwise, you'll end up paying for features you don't use or dealing with frustrating problems down the road. So take the time to assess your website's needs and choose a web hosting plan accordingly. It could make all the difference in the world when it comes to attracting new visitors.
Select a domain name that accurately represents your business
Tīpakohia he ingoa rohe e whakaatu tika ana i tō pākihi

If you're starting a new website, one of the first things you need to do is choose a domain name. It may seem like a minor task, but selecting the right domain name is actually quite important. After all, your domain name is the first thing people will see when they visit your site, so it's important to choose one that accurately represents your business.

A well-chosen domain name can help to attract more visitors to your site and improve your search engine rankings. However, it's important to avoid domain names that are too long or difficult to pronounce. Otherwise, potential customers may have difficulty finding your site or remembering the URL. By selecting a domain name that reflects your business, you can help to ensure that more website visitors will find your site and stay longer.
Install caching software to speed up your website
Tāuta pūmanawa keteroki kia tere ake tō paetukutuku

Anyone who has ever tried to load a website on a slow connection knows the importance of good hosting. A website that loads quickly is essential for keeping visitors engaged, and one of the best ways to ensure fast load times is to install caching software.

Caching software stores commonly accessed data in memory, so it can be quickly retrieved when needed. This can lead to significant performance gains, both in terms of page load times and overall server response time. In addition, caching can help to reduce bandwidth usage and save money on hosting costs. For these reasons, caching is an essential tool for anyone looking to attract more website visitors with better hosting.
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Optimize your website for search engines
Arotau i tō paetukutuku mo ngā mīhini rapu

If you're looking to attract more visitors to your website, one of the most important things to consider is your hosting. In order to ensure that your website is visible to the widest possible audience, it's crucial to choose a hosting provider that offers good search engine optimization (SEO) tools.

By optimizing your website for search engines, you'll be more likely to show up in the results when people are searching for terms related to your business or website. In addition, a good hosting provider will also offer other features that can help improve your website's visibility, such as social media integration and marketing tools. By taking advantage of all the available options, you can give your website the best chance of success.
Promote your website through social media and other online channels
Whakatairanga i tō paetukutuku mā te pāpāho pāpori me ētahi atu hongere ipurangi

If you're looking to attract more visitors to your website, you need to make sure you have a good hosting plan. A hosting plan provides the foundation for your website, and it's important to choose a hosting provider that can offer you the features and support you need. Hosting helps to determine how fast your website loads, how secure it is, and how reliable it is. In other words, hosting is essential for providing a good user experience. And what's the best way to attract more website visitors? By providing a great user experience.

Once you've got a good hosting plan in place, you can start promoting your website through social media and other online channels. By sharing your website with your friends and followers, you can generate interest and bring new visitors to your site. Promoting your website through online channels is a great way to reach a larger audience and attract more visitors. With a little effort, you can see a big difference in the number of people who visit your site.

Monitor your website's performance and make necessary adjustments
Aroturuki i te mahinga o tō paetukutuku kia whakatikatika i ngā hapa

Just like a store needs a good location to attract customers, your website needs good hosting to attract visitors. Just like you wouldn't want your store in the middle of a busy street with honking cars and screaming pedestrians, you don't want your website hosted on a server that's constantly overloaded with requests.

By monitoring your website's performance, you can make sure that it's always running at peak efficiency and making a good impression on potential visitors. And just like a store owner would adjust their inventory to meet customer demand, you can use hosting adjustments to ensure that your website can always handle the traffic it receives. By doing so, you can ensure that your site is always running at its best - and that your visitors always have a positive experience.
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It’s no secret that website visitors are more likely to stick around if your site loads quickly and is free of errors. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have the right hosting plan in place, as well as take measures to speed up your website.

We hope the tips in this post will help you get started on optimizing your website for better search engine ranking and higher traffic levels. If you need help getting started, don’t hesitate to contact our team at ReachDesign. We offer a variety of web hosting plans that are perfect for businesses of all sizes. Plus, we can help you choose a domain name that accurately represents your business and install caching software to speed up your website.
Everything You Need to Know About Website Updates
Ngā mea katoa me mōhio koe e pā ana ki te whakahou paetukutuku
What is a website update?
He aha te whakahou paetukutuku?

Website update is the regular process of maintaining and updating your website to catch errors and make sure it remains current and relevant. This process is what keeps websites running smoothly, removes errors from a website's code that may have occurred through regular use of it, and ensures search engines like Google will find you when someone searches for content similar to yours.
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Why are updates important?
He aha ai he mea nui te whakahou?

Website updates are crucial to companies big and small since they're essential for engagement as well as customer retention. Startup businesses in particular tend to trim corners when it comes down to things like this. This shouldn’t be the case. Small startups should devote time and resources to avoid losing the momentum they have gained with customers who are constantly on-the-go!

If your website isn't updated, the site could potentially harm those who visit and click on it. If you don’t get regular checks, your health will decline. The same principle holds true for a site if neglected regularly. Neglect any part of the website and not only do these areas lose their luster but they can also become breeding grounds for bugs that may interfere with how other sections work on the platform as well as present security risks to visitors or employees who use it improperly—or even unknowingly!

Regularly monitor your website to keep it running smoothly.
How do you know when it's time to update your website?
Me pēhea koe e mōhio kua tae te wā ki te whakahou i tō paetukutuku?

With rapid advances in the web, there is increasing pressure for you to keep up with your website. The following signs will let you know it's time to update your website.

  1. Your website loses security updates
  2. The design of your website is no longer appealing
  3. The content on your website is not updated
  4. Your website speed is slow
  5. Your SEO is outdated
  6. Your website has a poor user experience

How long does it take for an average website update to be completed from start to finish?
He aha te roanga o te whakahounga paetukutuku kia oti mai i te timatanga ki te mutunga

Honestly, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The correct answer is that it depends. And this depends on factors such as the simplicity or complexity of the website, as well as the features and elements it brings to the table.

The more complex your web design is, the longer it will take to change. For example, if you need a website with different languages and regions that are supported by customer service representatives in those areas too then this could be time-consuming for updating purposes. It may only require minor changes on average but there’s no way of knowing until we know what sort of work needs to be done first!
What does a website update entail?
He aha te mahi whakahou paetukutuku?

If you’ve got the skills, updating your website is not a problem. It may require some time and effort on your part but in most cases, it won't cost anything at all as long as you know how to do everything yourself!

If you’re a company, on the other hand, there's no way to do it alone. Collaboration is key: your customers and clients; management at your company or another web development agency that specializes in web development and design work - all of these people are necessary resources for updating both look-and-feel as well as the functionality of your website.

Do I need help with my website updates or can I do them myself?
Me whiwhi awhi ahau mo te whakahou paetukutuku ka taea rānei mōku ki te mahi?

Website updates are crucial to the running of your business, and so is the process of doing it. Unless you are an IT professional or a computer expert who knows how to build, maintain and update a website on their own, then you need the services from web development companies like ReachDesign because we know what we're doing - ReachDesign's been in this game for years! However, before you make contact with us, consider what your needs may be in order to get the best outcome possible.
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How much will it cost to have my site updated?
He aha te utu ki te whakahou i te paetukutuku?

The cost of updating a website varies significantly, with some costing upwards of $120 per hour while others are as low as $35 an hour.

The price will depend on the type and size of your site that needs to be updated, how many pages need changes made to them for the content you're adding or deleting, and if there is any outside help needed such as graphic design work. Also, it will depend if it involves updating firmware and hardware in order for your site not to be vulnerable.

One element which affects cost is server type: Cloud-based servers are much cheaper than running one's own software on dedicated equipment - but you have less control over how it works unless someone else provides services such as scaling up resources if needed.
What are some of the benefits of having my site updated?
Keeping up with the latest technologies can be difficult, but there are many ways to do so. One way is by updating your website. This ensures that you're presenting content in the most current format possible for optimal user experience and increased engagement rates.

There are several benefits associated with keeping your business' website updated including:
He aha ētahi o ngā painga o te whakahou i tāku pae?
Is there anything else that needs to be done after the website has been updated, like updating social media accounts and other online profiles too?
He aha atu ano me mahi i muri i te whakahoutanga o te paetukutuku, pēnei i te whakahou i ngā kaute pāpori me ētahi atu kōrero ipurangi ano?

Definitely, the answer is YES. Your social media profiles are just as important in keeping your company up-to-date online, and should not be taken for granted. These outlets work hand-in-hand with your website to create an excellent online presence that portrays who you are now and eventually helps you achieve your business goals.

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The website is your digital storefront. It’s the first place potential customers will look when they want to learn more about you and what you have to offer, so it should be treated accordingly. Your business goals are only as achievable as the success of your website, which means that updates need to happen on a regular basis with collaboration from all involved parties. ReachDesign offers professional advice for updating or redesigning your site so that it achieves its maximum potential online while also providing an excellent user experience.
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