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Frequently asked website design, development & eCommerce questions

Following is a list of the most frequently asked questions in website design, development, eCommerce, eMail and hosting -please feel free to contact us anytime with any questions you may have!

Before You Buy a Website Design & Development Package

How much does a website cost?

Our website packages start from as low as $1,500 and up to six figures, all depending on the amount of time used to design and custom develop your project. We offer business-specific products to help keep the cost as minimal as possible, but custom design and/or development work is billed accordingly.

What happens after I decide to have my website built by ThePixel?

Once you have spoken with one of ThePixel’s Project Managers, you will receive a Website Proposal and Contract Business Document. This classified business PDF doc will help both parties collaborate better understand the deliverables while setting expectations.  To learn more about ThePixel’s website design and development process.

If I don't want to update my own website content, can ThePixel do it for me?

Of course! We offer a range of maintenance plans designed to save you time and ensure that your website is constantly reflecting a fresh look with the most up to date content. To find out more about the different maintenance plans, please visit our website maintenance page.

What happens if I have problems using the PixelCMS content manager?

If our PixelCMS manual doesn’t have the answer for you our support team is always available by phone or e-mail Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 8:00PM (CST). If you have any problems or questions call 563.543.6433 or email info@the-pixel.com for a same day response.

Do I need to purchase a website domain name?

No, all you have to do is choose the right one and we will do the rest. Our website design and development packages include registration of a .com domain name for 1 year, as well as the domain configuration required to make it work with your website.

What if I already have a website domain name?

No problem! We’ll gladly transfer your existing domain name to ThePixel free of charge!

How long will it take to build my Web site?

The development time depends on the requirements of your website. The most basic of websites can be up and running in as little as 48 hours. Typically, we aim to deliver your website within 2-3 weeks. Talk to a website consultant for more information. Learn more about our web design and development process.

Can ThePixel provide graphics that are relevant to my business?

Yes! ThePixel can use a combination of stock photography and images/graphics that relate to your business or industry to help create a professional design for your website.

What happens to my domain name and e-mail if I cancel my service?

The domain name included with your account is registered in your name. If you decide to cancel your plan, you can choose to transfer your domain name to another provider. You will have to re-configure your e-mail addresses with the new servers settings. We can provide you with a static output of your website for transfer if required.

Can ThePixel help me promote my website?

Yes! As a standard procedure for all websites, we align our design principles with commonly accepted benchmarks for search engine optimization. All of our packages include full keyword, page title and meta-tag administration tools to increase the likelihood of a favorable search engine ranking.

ThePixel also offers advanced site promotion plans for customers looking to develop a comprehensive online marketing strategy for their business. Our consultants will work within your budget and requirements to formulate an effective solution that increases online awareness and promotes your business to a wider global market.

eCommerce & Online Shopping Website Development

What is an eCommerce website merchant account?

A merchant account is the bank account that tracks and transfers all of the monetary transactions that occur through your website. Your first step in building your e-commerce site is setting up a merchant account with a provider.

How do I set up my eCommerce website merchant account?

Talk to your Pixel website consultant about ways to set up a merchant account with your banking institution.

Are ThePixel's websites and eCommerce platform secure?

Yes! All Pixel websites and eCommerce systems are completely secure. Each hosting package includes 24 hour monitoring, virus protection and daily website and database backup. All eCommerce is secured by GoDaddy’s 128-bit SSL certificate encryption.

How much will it cost to add eCommerce to my website?

That all depends on how customized your eCommerce processes are and how many products you have. If your requirements fit our standard eCommerce package it can cost as little as $999 to convert your new or existing site into a fully operational online store!

Website, eCommerce and CMS Hosting & Support

How do I pay for my monthly support and website hosting costs?

We accept the following methods of payment:

Check: Full year in advance only

PayPal: Automatically debited from a PayPal account, Debit or Credit Card

What kind of services can I expect from ThePixel once I launch my Website?

We are constantly monitoring the Web and keeping up to date with the latest technologies. Our website designers, website developers and business consultants are always available to discuss the latest developments and potential opportunities that may enhance the utility of your website. To learn more about the additional services currently offered by ThePixel, please visit our business marketing services section.

Will I need development knowledge to maintain my website once it's launched?

No. Every package comes with the PixelCMS Website Content Management System and complete documentation for maintaining all aspects of your website. We also conduct complimentary training sessions for customers at our local training lab.

How do I pay for additional services such as maintenance or training?

Services that do not occur on a fixed monthly basis (such as optional components and extra services) will be invoiced on a standard 14 day credit policy. Payment for these services can be made by check, credit card or direct transfer.

eMail Related Questions

I'm not at the office and I need to check my email, how do I check it online?

ThePixel offers our clients webmail services, allowing you to access your email from any internet-enabled computer. just log on to http://webmail.{yourwebdomain}.com and enter your complete email address and password to get to your webmail control panel.

You also have the option to forward emails to your gMail or receive emails through your Outlook.  Contact us for more details.

I want to setup my email account in Outlook, what are the server settings?

We have a complete step-by-step email setup guide available for download.  Contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Interested in a custom website design solution?

Call (563) 543-6433 or email info@the-pixel.com

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