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Web Hosting Package
The web hosting
plan is an excellent budget package for internet start-ups. Based on UNIX servers the
package provides the utmost in reliability and stability.
Host your own, real domain name. In your own,
private hosting account you will get your very own domain name - www.yourname.com . We will register your domain
name or transfer an existing domain name for free under your personal name.
* $24.95 / month paid annually
* Initial Setup Fee ($25)
* 12 Months of Service
Price / Year: $299.40
(includes 12 months of support service)
*24 / 7 Support
United States: 972-747-9226
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Packages: Business Card | Basic Brochure
| Deluxe Brochure
Other Service: Custom Design | Script
Being a small business owner I understand your needs and will work with you to
develop a web site according to your specifications. Web design services are guaranteed to
be to your satisfaction. All web design packages are expandable, flexible and custom
designed for your business. You may upgrade and make additions at anytime. As a small
business owner, you do not have the time to learn Web page design, find a host, keep up on
new technologies and Search Engine changes. This is why you need to outsource your Web
design and hire someone who will keep up on all the changes that occur everyday.
Business Card Package $450
This web design package is designed for those businesses who wish to start their web
presence, but not have a large investment. This is a great starter package for the small
business. A great way to turn your sales letter into an online marketing tool.
Basic Online Brochure Package $650
This web design package is designed for those businesses who basically wish to put
their brochure online. This is a great starter package for the small business who wants
more than the Business Card Package has to offer. A great way to display your products or
services to potential customers 24 hours a day! Turn your brochure into an online
Brochure Package $950
This web design package is designed for those businesses who wish to have . This is a
great starter package for the small business. An awesome way to display your products or
services to potential customers 24 hours a day!
Custom and Miscellaneous Web Services
- Web Page Design
- Home Page with Graphics $250
Includes Search Engine Submission, Layout, Design, Consultation, and Search Engine
Optimization for your keywords
Home Page without Graphics $150 Includes Search Engine Submission, Layout, Design,
Consultation, and Search Engine Optimization for your keywords
- Each Additional Page $100
- Script Installation and Setup $100
- Includes Guestbooks, Bulletin Boards, and Online Classifieds
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Search Engine Optimization (positioning or placement) is the process of achieving
higher rankings by utilizing the proper keywords and description for your site. We will
analyze and choose the right keywords for your business, design your site to rank higher
for those keywords, and submit your site to the major search engines. Many times, the
keywords or phrases that the Web site owner believes are important are not the same
keywords or phrases that the Web site visitors are using to find similar sites. We will
help you analyze your keywords for your visitors.
There are many steps to this process, finding the right keywords, checking proper word
count and percentage of keywords, all html tags are properly optimized and more. Your site
should be optimized before the submission process begins.
Search Engine Submission
|Increase your web site traffic. |
|We not only submit your site, but will also optimize your site for your keywords.
|Build your business' awareness at a low cost. $10.00 per month, billed semi-annually.
With our Web, you will:
|Know that your site will be submitted properly. |
|Avoid common mistakes with expert search engine submission. |
|Have your site submitted on a weekly basis to the top Search Engines. |
|Receive monthly reports detailing the submission process and results. |
Why once per week? Because of the great cost in maintaining a very large
database, many Search Engines limit the number of Web sites in their database. As more are
added, others are dropped, by submitting weekly this helps insure that your site will
always be in the index. The other benefit is that if changes are made to your Web site,
the weekly submission causes the Search Engine to re-index your site with the changes.
Optional Search Engines are:
Yahoo Web Sites (www.yahoo.com) $199
additional per domain LookSmart (www.looksmart.com)
$199 additional per domain Netscape (search.netscape.com)
$99 additional per domain
When will I start seeing results? It typically takes anywhere from a couple of
days to several of months (depending on the engine) for the Search Engine to index your
site. The rest depends upon your site and your industry.
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What is a Domain Name? : Registration
A domain name is simply your Web site address (www.yourdomain.com). This is your
unique identifier and only you have it. You must register your domain name with a
registrar and pay an annual fee (usually $15-35 per year) to maintain ownership of the
domain name. We will assist you in registering your domain name if you wish. When we
register your domain, you are the owner not the Web service. With some designers you may
notice that the designer is registered as the owner who is the administrative contact? Is
it you or your designer? There is absolutely no reason why your designer should be the
administrative contact, this leaves you with no authority over your domain (even
though you paid for it) unless you contact your designer.
Domain Name Registration Tips
- Register your business name if possible. This is important for those who already know
- Register a name that indicates what you do. This is important for someone who just knows
your domain name and does not know your company.
- Register a name that is easily understood when heard verbally such as over the phone or
radio. Avoid abbreviations that might be confusing unless you also register the full name.
Also, avoid hypens in domain names that will be expressed verbally - these are confusing
- Do not be concerned with registering all the extensions for your domain names, .com.,
.net, .org, .biz, .tv. You could spend thousands of dollars on multiple domain names that
offer very little benefit to your business.
In order to accomplish all of these rules, it may be necessary to register multiple
domain names. You may also have it so that one domain name follows all of the rules such
as yourweb.com. This is my business name, it represents what I do, and is not abbreviated.
If your business name is ABC, Inc., the domain name abcinc.com would not follow all these
rules so you may need to register abcinc.com along with abcbuilders.com
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Note: As owner of Griffin General Store Web hosting and Web design, I offer all of my
clients these guarantees. However, I can only guarantee my work and can not guarantee
items outside my control.
Client Satisfaction Guarantee
I guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with the design of your site or I will
continue to work on your site until you are satisfied. This is the reason why I charge by
the project during initial development and not the hour, you do not pay for any
redesigning because of dissatisfaction. I want you to be 100% satisfied so that you will
mention me to your associates, the majority of my business comes from referrals from
I can not guarantee specific results for your site. This depends so much on items
outside of my control. Some of the outside factors are:
I can guarantee that I will do my part to see to your Internet success. However, only part
of a site's traffic comes from online sources (Search Engines). The balance of the traffic
comes from offline sources (your newspaper ads, radio and TV commercials) - this is your
It is impossible to guarantee all submissions to all Search Engines. I guarantee that I
submit your site but can not guarantee its inclusion into the Search Engine. Even
Excite.com posts this disclaimer on its site.
"Your site has been submitted to Excite's search index. Please remember that we do
not include all submitted sites in our index, and we cannot predict or guarantee when or
whether your submission might appear in our index. Submitting a URL does not guarantee a
listing in our search engine."
I guarantee that all documents with client information are shredded before disposal. I
am also respectful of the fact that at times I will be dealing with businesses in the same
industry, therefore no confidential information will be disclosed or shared without your
Honest Opinion Guarantee
I guarantee that I will always offer you my honest opinion for any idea that you might
have. I will make my recommendation to you but the decision is yours. I want your site to
be successful, this is good for my business as well as yours, this is why I will tell you
if you are planning something that I think might inhibit its performance.
Ownership and Control Guarantee
Griffin General Store Web hosting and Web design owns the rights to all "work in
progress". Upon final payment and completion of the project, the client is assigned
the rights to the project. Griffin General Store Web hosting and Web design and its
subcontractors (if any) retain the right to display graphics and other Web design elements
as examples of their work in their respective portfolios.
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This network provides web hosting to
thousands of clients, and we have a responsibility to protect each client and provide the
best services available. The following guidelines were designed to insure these services.
All services may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation
of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or
City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material,
material we judge to be threatening, obscene, demeaning to others, or material protected
by trade secret and other statute. The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold us harmless
from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any
Note: Pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited on all
servers. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or link to adult content
elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that
may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the internet. Links to such
materials are also prohibited.
In addition any site selling or promoting Bulk email services is not allowed.
Examples of non-acceptable content or links:
|Pirated software |
|Hackers programs or archives |
|Warez Sites |
|Irc Bots |
We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.
We are pleased to offer our clients
unlimited Web page traffic. To maintain the integrity of our service and provide all of
our clients consistently high quality server responsiveness the following limitations
If you are the average successful
commercial web site, you can expect to use less than 1 gig of data transfer per month.
Unless you fall under the below catagory, your data transfer should not be of any concern.
We do not limit the traffic of our websites unless they fall under the below limitations.
Due to the unique resource characteristics and traffic patterns associated with certain
types of sites, the following are limited to 8 gigs of free traffic:
|Sub hosting - any domain housing additional users |
|Sites offering real audio/video or
|Sites using more than 20% of system
|Shareware, sound, video, image and multimedia archives |
|Mirror sites |
|Distribution points |
|Any site whose primary purpose is file distribution |
For sites that do not
qualify for unlimited traffic, your traffic will go unmonitored until you reach 8 gigs.
Thereafter, normal data transfer cost of 2.5¢ a meg per month, over the 8 gigabyte
allowance will apply.
Each account comes with its own cgi-bin. You are free to use any CGI scripts you wish,
however we reserve the right to disable any CGI script that effects normal server
We do not allow clients to install their own chat rooms. These tend to be large system
hogs and we cannot allow it as an account option. We do provide a choice of Java chat
rooms for a small extra charge that will more than fill your needs and run without
hindering the performance of the machine for others.
Background Running Programs
We may allow programs to run continually in the background. These are considered on a one
to one basis and an extra charge will be incurred based on system resources used and
operational maintenance needed.
We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.
Commercial Advertising - Email:
Our servers may not be the source, intermediary, or destination address involved in the
transmission of spam, flames, or mail bombs. Your domain may not be referenced as
originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above. Advertising sites on
other servers which in turn contain links to a domain on our servers is prohibited. We
consider spam any mass unsolicited message in the mediums of Newsgroups and Email. If you
are found to have spammed, then we will immediately, without warning, disable your domain.
In addition, we will impose a $100 penalty for each spam policy violation. We reserve the
right to refuse or cancel service to known spammers. Lastly, we reserve the right to
determine what violates this policy.
As such, any violation will result in immediate deactivation of services without
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a server is strictly prohibited.
Billing: Griffin General
Store guarantees 99.5% uptime and will only issue partial refunds for documented downtime
Indemnification:Griffin General Store harmless from any and all demands,
liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted
against Griffin General Store, its agents, its customers, officers and
employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be
performed or any product sold by customer, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer
agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Griffin General Store against liabilities arising out of;
(1) any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed
in connection with Griffin General
Store server; (2) any material
supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a
third party and (3) copyright infringement.
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold
Refusal of Service:
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service at our sole discretion.
DisclaimerGriffin General Store will not be responsible for any damages
your business may suffer. Griffin
General Store makes no
warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for services we provide. Griffin General Store disclaims any warranty or merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, and
any and all service interruptions caused by Griffin General Store and its employees. Griffin General Store reserves the right to change or update
policies without notice
If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed it will result in grounds for
immediate account deactivation.
We have made the above policies to best
ensure that our normal web hosting clients receive the best possible hosting experience.
We care very much that the servers run smoothly and reliably. Adhering to the basic
net-etiquette will create a better all around hosting environment.
We at Griffin General Store look forward to serving all of your
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