In this article I’d like to give you a peak behind the scenes of Neurovision to give the website owner a glimpse into the work required to create a website and to keep it working at it’s optimal.
I try to systemise my processes as much as possible, but there is still manual work to be done, below I’ve outlined much of it.
First we need to register your domain. You may have already taken care of that, even if so, we need to setup domain hosting and point that domain to a new hosting space. It’s called Pointing the DNS (Domain Name Server).
Configure a hosting space
Next we configure your hosting space. This is a space on a special hard drive where we make your website available to the public when they either search for your service or type your domain into their browser.
Uploading necessary files
I deal only in WordPress websites nowadays. After exploring far too many other options I’m satisfactorily convinced WordPress is by far the best option on which to build and manage website content now and into the future.
I grab a copy of the latest WordPress build from the WordPress website and upload those files to your hosting space.
Next, in order for WordPress to work, we need to get it talking to a database. Again, this resides on your hosting space. The files we uploaded earlier will talk to the database to store and manage your website content such as text and images.
Next there are a range of settings to take care of in the WordPress native build.
Then we configure a few go-to Plugins we use for every WordPress build such as Akismet, which identifies potential Comments Spam and throws it straight in the Trash folder.
While WordPress on it’s own is becoming more and more secure, we also use additional security measures such as: JetPack
Styling the site
Here’s where we’re different. We’re open about the fact we like to use Premium Templates. I’ve seen too many web designers charge the earth for ‘building a website’ when in actual fact they’re doing the same as me – they’re actually using Templates. Far too often they’re not even Premium (High Quality paid-for Templates), instead they use one of the thousands of freely available (though not so great) Templates available.
Configuring the Template takes some time. What takes even more time is setting up navigation, uploading your text, editing and uploading your images… you get the idea. This part is time consuming.
Releasing a website
Before we release a site there are email addresses to configure and search engines to notify about the site. We check over the text and images, we make sure search engines are going to find the site easy to navigate and understand.
Maintaining a website
Once the site is live we leave it out in the wild to settle in and form a relationship with the search engines. There’s plenty you, the website owner can do here to promote the site. Just ask.
We’ve got notification systems in place for when your site is due for maintenance. Approximately once per month we log into your site to update WordPress and any Plugins which may also require attention.
Neurovision takes care of website maintenance free of charge.