the Stuart McElrath Company
since 1994

SMC will work the customer to get the the appropriate domain name and then find a hosting provider which suite the customers content.
SMC | Web Hosting
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Web Hosting |   Web hosting service allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.  
During the web design and development phase, the Stuart McElrath Company will host the customer’s development web site on its own servers. This will allow the customer access to their web site during the development phase so that they can review the content and follow the site’s progress. The customer’s development web site will also be available for maintenance update reviews on an ongoing basis. Once the site has been designed and is ready to be published to the full internet, SMC will work with the customer's existing web hosting service or help them find a suitable hosting company if this is their first site.

Web Hosting
In selecting a web hosting company, consideration must be given to such items as:
Web Hosting Company Considerations     Do they offer dedicated servers or shared hosting?
Do they have a back-up system in place?
Do they require a long-term contract?
Do they charge set up fees?
Do they provide additional services such as SharePoint?
Do they provide an online website manager?
Do they provide an online support manual?
Do they provide online (browser) email access?
Do they provide dynamic environments using, perl and php
These are just a few of the questions that must be addressed in selecting a web hosting company. Based on our past experience, we have found a select group of hosting companies that have provided good service at an affordable price.

Domain Name
An important function of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. Do to the popularity of the Internet, many desirable domain names are already assigned and users must search for other acceptable names using web based search engines or the WHOIS listing.
Common Domain Name Extensions     .com (represents the word "commercial," most used extension)
(represents the word "network," commonly used by ISP's)
.org (represents "organization," used by non-profits or trade associations)
(used for small business websites)
(for resource websites that provide informational based resources)
(represents "mobile", reserved for websites built for mobile devices)
(.com alternative for American websites)
(for content and multimedia websites in the entertainment industry)
SMC will help companies that do not already have a domain name to select one that is appropriate for their organization. Additional variations of the domain name and extensions, such as .net, .biz, .info , .us should be considered for purchase to block scammers from hijacking your customers. SMC can also help customers setup their email system when it is based on their domain name.