Hosting & Web Development - Graphics, Logo Design & Printing

Website Design and Development

Websites have many advantages that include but are not limited to publishing and organizing company information, as a central repository for files, as an online system that allow users to execute commands and order products.

There are three steps to getting your website up and running. Firstly, you need to register a domain, such as www.grapeprojects.com. Secondly, you need to host your site on a server in order for it to be accessible via the Internet. Lastly you need to design and create your website.

Domain Registration

Domain registration of a .co.za domain costs R85 for the first year, and R85 for subsequent years; and a .com domain costs R170 for the first year, and R170 for subsequent years. If your main target audience is countrywide, we recommend registering a .co.za domain. If you would like to target a global audience, a .com domain is recommended. you will also get a personalised email@domain.

 Website Design

Grape Projects has a number of different website design options available.

Static pages
Database driven pages or CMS
e-Commerce
Customized Database website
This is if you need only a few pages to tell the world about your company. This is also good if your pages will not change very often. This is when we use an existing website tool to create a website for you that has many pages.The website is linked to a database and the database contains all the information and you can change pages yourself. Such systems are good when your website much change regularly and has many pages and is only recommended for advanced users. This is when we create a database system where you can load your products and sell them directly on the internet by accepting credit cards. Only advanced users should consider this. You will have to update your list of products by yourself. This is where your needs are specific and you need a specific website with advanced database capabilities. This is only for advanced users.

Website Hosting

A website that is hosted on a reliable, commercial web server has the advantage of being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By providing detailed product information, logically organized and well written customers are able to access information about new products, latest price lists, special promotions. Contact details are easily accessible and the website provides new business opportunities because people can search for your product and service using search engines, which index webpages.

Websites can also collect customer information and allows customers to sign up and order products and services. The need for administration is reduced. Customers can also download forms, find information without having to call to request a document.

Grape Projects guarantees a 99.9% uptime for your website and has a number of hosting packages available. For a simple website that is purely informational, we recommend the Micro package of R 725 excl VAT, per annum which includes a once-off setup fee and the annual domain registration. Relatively inexpensive, especially compared to US based VPS hosting. We offer a very standardised, hosting option with unlimited bandwith and webserver space. If you already have or you decide to create your own website and host it with us, We will provide you with FTP details to upload your site onto the hosting server.