Setting up a biz web site...??

  1. OK, just in case this is free advertising, let me say up front, if you have the info I am looking for, can you please pm me??

    That said, I want to develop my own website for my biz, and purchase the domain name, which I won't even do a search on until I am ready. people out there snatch up domain names and then try to sell them for big bucks.

    Anyway, I would really prefer to purchase this site and name from a nurse web-hosting biz. And I don't have a lot of $$ to invest in this, particularly since I will only be serving a small geographical area. I of course would want to have some advertisers, like amazon and maybe some other related companies.

    So, anyone know where I can find this kind of info? I am sure it is buried in this forum, but I don't want to have to read thru every post to find it (I'm still on a dial up ya know )If you do, please pm me, or post it here if it is not your personal biz you are selling, but just info you are passing on.

    Thanks :kiss

    PS, Lois Jean, I am going to make a page for your biz and link to mine!!
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    About hoolahan

    Joined: Dec '99; Posts: 3,786; Likes: 129
    Quality Nurse & Home Health Nurse


  3. by   Ted
    As you probably know, I have a web site for my small nursing/healthcare oriented production company.

    A few questions to ask yourself:

    1) What is the goal of your web site? To provide information? To sell merchandise? Both?

    2) Intended audience?

    3) How multi-media intensive will your web site be? (Use of pictures, sounds, video-clips, etc)?

    4) Plan on using any data collection web-based programs?

    A few things to consider:

    1) Expandability/upgradeability of web-hosting plan.
    2) Size of storage space for your web site.
    3) Amount of monthly bandwidth (amount of information going in/going out of web site) provided by web hosting plan.
    4) Microsoft based verses Unix based verses other based web-site.
    5) Support provided by web-hosting company.

    There are TONS of web-hosting companies to choose from!!! It's mind-blowing to say the least!

    I started out with one web-hosting company at a nice yearly rate. Unfortunately they raised their yearly rate considerably. So, I switched companies. . . very quickly, I might add. It's not uncommon to do this. . . it's a buyer's market considering the number of web-hosting companies that exist.

    But buyer beware! Despite the number of web-hosting companies, there seems to be a small percentage of reputable ones.

    Please email me, and I'll be more than happy to discuss this issue.

    You might also want to ask Brian too! He is, after all, our resident computer-geek/nurse. Take a look at "". It's a real success story!

    Registering a domain name is simple. Go to:

    Network Solutions

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

    Last edit by Ted on Mar 24, '03
  4. by   LoisJean
    Whoa....Ted! A health care related PRODUCTION company? I need to talk with you. I'm going to pm you right now!

    Peace and let it begin with me,
    Lois Jean
  5. by   hoolahan
    Could this mean what I think it means Lois??? I believe Ted would be the man for the job, but you must allow him to do some music on the video too!!!

    Thanks for the tips Ted.
    I went w 1power. They sold the domain name and had a two year package. Once I set it up, I don't want to hassle w it again for a while! I started the main page, and just need to put a few finishing touches on it, then publish it.
  6. by   nightingale
    ooo I want in... I want in.... Can I buy one of them???
  7. by   Ted

    What's your web site's name??? How can we view it??

    Way cool that you got the process started!!

    Good luck!


    P. S. Hi Bonnie!
  8. by   hoolahan
    I am having a problem publishing it right now, so I am going to wait for the domain name clearance. I don't want to say yet what the site is called, since I still need to register the biz name, it is notarized and whatnot, but I need to register, and I have been soooo busy, no chance to run downtown and do it. As soon as it is available for public viewing, I will let you know.
  9. by   Ted

    Just curious. What web creating software are you using? (Microsoft Webpage, Dreamweaver, Adobe Golive, etc.)

    I use Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX suite. Great program for internet-dumb people like me!

    Can't wait to see your site. Let me know when it's up and running. I'll add a link to your site from my web page!


  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thinking of setting up a web site similar to hoolahan's VN site. Webist will contain tons of links and resources not music for now. Not setting up a business now--considering down the road.

    What type of software for webpage should I buy. Friend says she's using Front Page for boyscout website

    Need your advice Ted and Hoolahan.

    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 26, '03
  11. by   frannybee
    I learned HTML and did it the long way. Couldn't get the layout I wanted with a table so tried frames which of course wouldn't work, so have given up for the minute and have used my blog as a front page until I work out what I want from my bit of the net.

    I quite like Arachnophilia, and it's free - when I get a bit of time I'll be having a play with it.

    When everyone's sorted, let me know your addies and I'll link to you all.
  12. by   hoolahan
    I have never used front page, but it seems to be the web-builiding equivalent of word, ie works w most web browsers, etc...

    For the geocities Karen, the web space is free, but you can't sell stuff, that's all. I have like 5 or 6 pages, some w music, I think it was up to 25MB?? Can't remember. Just do a google search for free web hosting.

    For geocities, they have a software called pagebuilder. It was a little irritating to learn it, but once you do, and talk w some techno guys in the help forum, you will be OK. I believe it will allow transfer of a FrontPage program.

    Most free sites have siftware you can use. And againm that is what I used for the new site, I don't even know what it is called, but it was waaaaaay easier than the page builder on geocities.

    PLus Karen, w geocites, you will also get a free e-mail addy

    Is your site going to be on home health??
  13. by   hoolahan
    Frannie, my other site is here

    my pics are on the web mistress page, but it was a few pounds agao I admit!
  14. by   LoisJean
    Jeesh, you kids! I'm still trying to figure out how to link a stupid smiley face into one of my posts!

    I've got an appointment to talk with the head of the Photograpy Department at the college tomorrow....he thinks he can help me with an instructional video. I'll let you know what I come up with.

    Peace and let it begin with me,
    Lois Jean