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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. 

 

Features

 

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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.

Power

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*50 Megabytes of Web Space

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*One free domain name registration

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*Static  IP Address

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*CGI-BIN included

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*5 users email services

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*5 users FTP services

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*SSL protected website

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*no forced advertisements

Price

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* $24.95 / month paid annually
* Initial Setup Fee ($25)
* 12 Months of Service
Price / Year: $299.40
(includes 12 months of support service)

Extras

bullet*SMTP email service
bullet*FrontPage and FTP support

Support

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*24 / 7 Support
United States:   972-747-9226

Guarantees

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*Price-Freeze Guarantee (at the time you order your hosting account we will lock in your price. It will never be increased).

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*30-day Money Back Guarantee (if a technical problem arises which - although offered - we cannot solve, you will be refunded 100% of your money, except service fees and conditions where applicable)

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*99.9% uptime guarantee (we guarantee that your website will be up and running at least 99.9% of the time of any 12-month period).

Servers

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*Industry Class Machines (from 800mhz and 512mb RAM, dual-RAID real-time backup for HDD failure backup, first-class MSI mainboards, 150gb HDD space).

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*stable UNIX operating system (we run FreeBSD 4.3 as hosting environment on all our UNIX hosting machines).

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*All recent security updates (don't suffer from hacker attacks - 100% security).

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*World-Class Data Center (60kW military DIESEL backup generator, hermetically sealed air-conditioned server-rooms, motion detectors, security steel at entrance)

Connectivity

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*fully redundant, fibre-optic connections

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*Full-duplex dual DS3 / T3 to AT&T Carrier Group (fibre-optic DS3 lines) and mulitple DS1 lines for backup purposes.

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*BGP4 routing (for fastest and shortest routes, we utilize the BGP4 protocol. Have your website loading faster than any other website out there).

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*Cisco 12000 routers (we use cisco routers for fastest packet delivery, efficient and smart routing and for providing rock-solid stability)

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Web Design Packages

Packages: Business Card | Basic Brochure | Deluxe Brochure
Other Service: Custom Design | Script Installation

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.

Benefits

  1. Quick turnaround time
  2. Very low initial investment
  3. Expandable and flexible
  4. Great starter site

Features

bulletYour own domain - www.yourdomain.com
bulletOne page of text (up to 700 words)
bulletUp to 3 photos and 1 logo image
bulletYour own e-mail address - you@yourdomain.com
bulletWeb site statistic reports
bulletSearch Engine submission
bulletIncludes one year web site hosting

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 marketing tool!

Benefits

  1. Relatively quick turnaround time
  2. Low initial investment
  3. Expandable and flexible
  4. Great starter site using your paper brochure as a template

Features

bulletYour own domain - www.yourdomain.com
bulletThree pages of text (up to 700 words)
bulletUp to 3 photos and 1 logo image per page
bulletYour own e-mail address - you@yourdomain.com
bulletWeb site statistic reports
bulletSearch Engine submission
bulletIncludes one year web site hosting

Deluxe 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!

Benefits

  1. Relatively quick turnaround time
  2. Low initial investment 
  3. Expandable and flexible
  4. Great starter site with features beyond your paper brochure

Features

bulletYour own domain - www.yourdomain.com
bulletSeven pages of text (up to 700 words)
bulletOne page may be a customized contact form
bulletUp to 3 photos and 1 logo image per page
bulletYour own e-mail address - you@yourdomain.com
bulletWeb site statistic reports
bulletSearch Engine submission
bulletIncludes one year web site hosting

 

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

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

Benefits:

bulletIncrease your web site traffic.
bulletWe not only submit your site, but will also optimize your site for your keywords.
bulletBuild your business' awareness at a low cost. $10.00 per month, billed semi-annually.

 

With our Web, you will:

bulletKnow that your site will be submitted properly.
bulletAvoid common mistakes with expert search engine submission.
bulletHave your site submitted on a weekly basis to the top Search Engines.
bulletReceive 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?

What is a Domain Name? : Registration Tips

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

  1. Register your business name if possible. This is important for those who already know you.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 unless read.
  4. 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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Guarantee Information

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 current clients.

Results Guarantee

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:

bulletYour participation
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 responsibility.
bulletSearch Engines
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."

Confidentiality Guarantee

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 permission.

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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POLICY GUIDELINES


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.

Content:
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 other party.

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:

bulletPirated software
bulletHackers programs or archives
bulletWarez Sites
bulletIrc Bots
bulletMp3

We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Traffic Guidelines

Unlimited Traffic:

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 apply:

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:

bulletSub hosting - any domain housing additional users
bulletSites offering real audio/video or multimedia streaming.
bulletSites using more than 20% of system resources
bulletShareware, sound, video, image and multimedia archives
bulletMirror sites
bulletDistribution points
bulletAny 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.

CGI Scripts
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 operation.

Chat Rooms
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.

IRC
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 refund.

Server Abuse:
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 performance reasons.

Indemnification:
Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold
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.

Refusal of Service:
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service at our sole discretion.

Disclaimer
Griffin 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 hosting needs.

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