Domain Names, Web Hosting, Secure Certificates
A domain name is a website’s address e.g. mysite.co.nz. If you do not already have a domain name for your website, Stellar Web Works can reserve a domain name for you and handle all the setup details.
Every website needs to be ‘hosted’ on a web server so that it is available over the internet. We can provide you with hosting for your site.
Stellar Web Works can provide either New Zealand based hosting or USA based hosting, whichever suits your needs best. We can advise you on which to go with based on your web site and the target audience you are trying to reach.
New Zealand Based Website Hosting
We recommend New Zealand based hosting if the main target audience for your website is from within New Zealand. You can expect a website hosted in New Zealand to respond faster for your New Zealand audience. Hosting your website in New Zealand may also have a positive effect on your search engine rankings for searches performed from within New Zealand.
You will need a secure certificate if your website collects sensitive information from your visitors, such as personal information or credit card details. A secure certificate allows you use the ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ protocol (SSL) to provide a secure encrypted link between your web site and a visitor’s browser. When a web page is secured in this manner, the address of the page begins with ‘https://’ instead of the usual ‘http://’ and the browser displays a padlock icon to indicate that the connection is secure. This security provides your visitors with the level of confidence and security that they need to enter their sensitive data such as credit card numbers. Stellar Web Works can provide you with a secure certificate and set it up for your website.