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FAQ:  Frequently Asked Questions

Website/ Web Designing

 

1.  What is a web site?

2.  Why have a web site?

3.  What is web designing?

4.  How easy is it to get my website designed by Webvision?

 Domains / Domain Registration

 
1.  What is a domain name? 

2.  Which name should I go for, .com .org  .biz .info .net or .lk?

3.  Why do I need a domain name?

4.  How much will my domain name cost me?

5.  OK, I've bought my name, what can I do with it?

Web Hosting

 

cPanel video tutorials1.  What is web hosting?

2.  I have designed my web site. How do I get it on the net?

3.  How much of space do I need on the server?

4.  How do I upload my files to the server?

5.  Can I upload files directly from my Windows/Mac/Linux machine?

6.  Do you host .lk domains?

7.  Do you support php/mysql?

8.  Can I try before I buy my web hosting account?

9.  How do I use cPanel?

 

E Commerce

 
1.  What is e commerce, shopping cart, secure server etc? 

E Mail Accounts

 

1.  How many email accounts can I have with my domain such as myname@mydomain.com?

2. Can I configure my email account with Outlook / Outlook Express or any other email software that I use?

3. Can I configure my email account on my mobile phone in Sri Lanka or overseas?

4. Can I send/receive my e mail from the internet using Webmail?

5. Can I forward my email address (email forwarding) to another email address?

Methods of Payment

 

1.  What methods of payment do you accept?

2.  How do you charge for web designing/hosting etc.?

 



What is a web site?

A web site is a collection of web pages. In other words, it is like an electronic catalogue which describes your company, its products, services, special offers and lots more. We at Webvision specialise in designing web sites. 

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Why have a web site?
A web site helps you to promote you and your organisation to the whole world! Your customers can locate you from any country and get all the necessary details online. 

It is probably the cheapest source of advertising your product or service to a large audience. You can portray your information and make it available all the time, with graphics, animations, sound, colour etc.

Having your own website and domain name also portrays a positive and professional image to your business.

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What is web designing?

Web designing is the process of creating a website with the addition of text and graphics. Web designing is accomplished through html editors, photo/graphic editing software and through the use of web templates. Undoubtedly, web templates have become popular on the net, but the disadvantages is due to the limitations in customising your website according to your needs.

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How easy is it to get my website designed by Webvision?

It is actually very easy to get your website designed by Webvision. See: Your own website in 3 easy steps.

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What is a domain name?

A domain name tells people (and the computers they use) how to find your homepage on the Internet. More>> 
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Which name should I go for, .com .org .biz .info .net or .lk?

Generally, companies with offices and trade relationships worldwide prefer the .com domain name. It projects a global image, but remains relatively anonymous in that it doesn't immediately reveal your whereabouts.

.org refers to organisations, .biz - businesses, .info - information, and .net to networks. 

On the other hand, if you want your business to portray a Sri Lankan presence, you can go for a .lk domain. For more information on .lk domains visit the Sri Lanka Domain Registry at www.nic.lk

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Why do I need a domain name?

There are many good reasons for registering a domain name. If you have a business, your customers will look for you using your trading name. By registering your domain name, you make it easy for your customers to find your products and services.

Once registered, a name cannot be duplicated. It is yours forever, provided you continue to pay your annual registration fees! 
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How much will my domain name cost me?
At Webvision you pay an annual fee of Rs. 1,000 for a .com .org .biz .info .net. domain. 
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OK, I've bought my name, what can I do with it?

Publish your website for the whole world to see! Now you can project a professional image of your company with new e-mail addresses using your domain name! For example, you could have all your staff members have their own e-mail addresses with theirnames@yourdomain.com etc.

This looks great on letterheads, visiting cards and adverts. 
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1. What is web hosting?

Web hosting is the process of storing your files that are residing on your PC to a server that is connected to the world wide web.

2. I have designed my web site. How do I get it on the net?

Once you have designed your site, you have to upload your files to a server. When you get a web hosting account from Webvision, you will be given a ftp account to accomplish it.

3. How much of space do I need on the server?

This depends on how complex your website is. Well developed web pages are generally very small in size since each page is optimized for fast loading. If your images have been compressed properly, you could host an entire website within 50MB of space.

4. How do I "upload" my files to the server?

The process of transferring your files to a server through a modem is referred as uploading. When you get a web hosting account from Webvision, you will be given a ftp account with a username and password. Once you receive these details, you can transfer your files from any html editor or by using the Internet Explorer browser to drag and drop your files to the server.

5. Can I upload files directly from my Windows/Mac/Linux machine?

Yes, you can upload files directly from any Windows/Mac/Linux machine. Some of the files include: html, htm, shtml, php, js, css, xml, txt, jpeg, jpg, png, gif, bmp, mpg, avi, mov, flv, swf, zip and more... Note. we do not support files such as asp, aspx, cfm and jsp.


6. Do you host .lk domains?

Yes, we host .lk domains. For more information see: lk domain hosting


7. Do you support PHP/MySQL?

Yes, through Webvision you can host "dynamic" pages using the PHP language and the MySQL database. If you are not familiar with MySQL, there's an easy-to-use interface called phpMyAdmin available with most of our hosting accounts.

8. Can I try before I buy my web hosting account?

Once you purchase a domain from Webvision, you will be entitled for 30 days trial hosting of 100 MB. So you can test the reliablility of the hosting account and our customer support before you make your decision.

9. How do I use cPanel?

Here's a list of cPanel video tutorials.

 

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What methods of payment do you accept?

You can (1) pay through a crossed cheque in favour of “Webvision Sri Lanka”, (2) make a telegraphic transfer /wire transfer through your bank (3) or simply deposit cash direct into our bank account. Please contact us for our bank details.

How do you charge for web designing/hosting etc.?

To view our charges, please visit our rates page.

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What others have to say...

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