Getting Online – Domains and DNS

A primary task for getting your website up and running is choosing a domain name.
Once you’ve searched for the name you want, and chosen whether to use .com or .co.uk, you can register it and start using it.

You will then be able to have your website address and email addresses that go with it.
This gives you a professional image compared to using a free email address.

DNS records are records which tell web users where to go for various services.
An MX record tells you which server email should get sent to.
An A or CNAME record tells you where the website is hosted and things like FTP servers and sub sites.

Often authentication to cloud services will ask you to add a record to your DNS to prove you own the domain.
Keep your information from registering your domain and DNS mangement.

If you are a client of AtomLondon then we would handle that network admin for you and let you know when it was time to renew.

Getting Online – Web Hosting

So you want a website – where do you begin?

  1. Purchase your domain name
  2. Purchase some web space to host the site
  3. Hire a designer to create your site
  4. Upload your site and ensure Search Engine Optimisation is working

I can manage your journey from your initial idea to having an online presence.

I’ll purchase the domain, register the correct DNS records and setup an appropriate web hosting package for you.

We work with a number of agencies and designers so we can recommend the best fit for your project – from a one page on-line calling card to a digital web magazine and everything in between.

Together we can get you online, on time and within budget!

 

 

 

Getting Online – Productivity with Office365

Generally as a business you need email and a website.

These days a lot of workers need remote access to their email and likely, business documents too.

What about the cost of productivity software like an office suite or email client – do you need to provide your staff with software for home use as well?

Office365 is a range of services bundled together that covers those issues  – the pricing structure is per user, so you know exactly what it will cost you monthly.

I can purchase and register ( or migrate) your domain name – set up your company email and user accounts and then provision your staff with the latest Microsoft Office software.

Each licensed user can install the software on up to 5 devices  – iPads, smart phones, laptops or home computer.

You can share documents with other staff or people outside of the office and you can access your documents online or keep  a synced copy on your home computer.

Skype for Business is available in some packages so easy video conferencing is available too.

Services

Office365 Setup
Software installation, licensing and support
Pc / Mac upgrades and installation
Secure Hard Drive wipe
Office Relocation
Desktop support: Apple, Windows, Linux
Server support: Dell, HP, Virtual,
CloudDevice Support: iPad, tablets, iPhone, Android, Windows
Backup Strategy / Disaster Recovery
Web Hosting
Domain Management
Documentation – policies, disaster recovery and business continuity, information for tenders, staff training collateral
Analogue / VOIP telephony
Stand in / Paternity cover

Rates 2015

My rates are either PAYG or a block of hours you can work your way through.

Support options:

PAYG:

£55 per hour on site

£27.50 per hour remote

£50 per hour for block of 5 hours or more paid upfront – hours do not expire and can be used in increments of 30 mins.

 

Monthly Contract:

£27.50 per full time user ( inc of mobile email, ipad, laptop, etc)

£55 per server ( active management, antivirus, backup and restore, security updates)

inc of unlimited email / phone requests

inc of half day on site per month, non-rolling ( 4 hrs)

 

Per Project:

Negotiable rate per project, depending on scope.

If a job runs over by small amount of time, you won’t be charged. If you call me out on a PAYG rate for a number of hours, I’ll charge you block hours.