Building a Business Website

Steps to Building a Business Website

Choosing and registering a web address (domain name)

A web address (domain name) identifies your website, not just to the world, but also to search engines.

A good web address is relevant to your business and is not too long. It’s also easy to remember, say, spell and type. Avoid hyphens and underscores. Before you attempt to register it, make sure the name is available. We will assist in this regard. If your first choice is not available don’t give up as it usually possible to register a domain that is available and relevant to your business.

SME Design will provide assistance so you do not make, easily avoided, but commonly made mistakes.

You must also ensure that the domain which may be available doesn’t infringe a trade mark, business or company name.

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Part of setting up a business website is making sure you can protect your customers’ information as well as your own. The credibility of your business is at stake, as is your legal and financial liability. (See the list for definitions of common security threats)
    • Web hosting company protection Web hosting companies ‘as a rule’ have systems to protect against security threats and spam.
    • Protection at your office Your office will need separate protection, including up-to-date virus spam filtering software.xx
    • You’ll also need spyware, adware and an effective firewall for the security threats listed in the definitions box.
    • If you are offering a website that is offering financial transactions over the web it is recommended to add a digital certificate or ‘SS!: An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) digital certificate encrypts sensitive information as it is communicated over the Internet, e.g. credit card details.
    • A website with an SSL digital certificate has a web address with https:// instead of http://.
    • You can apply for a digital certificate online or your website hosting service can help you get one.
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Security and spam, how can I protect my customers?

Security and Spam, how can I protect my customer?


Should I accept Payments Offline or Online?

It is easier than ever before to accept payment from customers online.

There are many 3rd Part Booking software options that developed for your industry or there are many safe options to choose from.

Business Website Payment Options

  • Paypal
  • Stripe
  • 2Checkout.
  • PayFlow.
  • Kash.
  • Payment Express.
  • Authorize.Net.
  • AfterPay.
  • Vantiv.
  • CoinsBank.

There are many options to choose from. Your payment system could be supplied by your web host, a third party (e.g. PayPal) or your financial institution (merchant account). You can also limit orders and payments to customers in Australia (e.g. PayMate).

Examples of a just a few common online security threats

  • Spam – Being sent excessive emails you neither wrote nor requested
  • Viruses, Trojans & Malware that harms files, slows down networks or steals vital information
  • Phishing –  An email or a website designed to trick the user into giving personal details e.g. fake bank website, paypal account.Hacking  – illegal access to another computer system, often with intent to damage or steal information
  • Spyware and Adware –  Malware that gathers different kinds of information from a computer and sends it to others without the user’s knowledge or permission

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