What is Web Hosting?
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their websites accessible via the World Wide Web.  In similar terms, you are paying "rent" for space your website takes up online.

Can BloomiDesign create my website and I use a different hosting service?
Unfortunately at this time, this is not a service we offer. 

Do I need a website if I have a Facebook Page?
YES! About 1/3 of people do not have Facebook and will not click on a Facebook link when on Google.
How often do you look for a website on a Facebook page?  Most people do!

Also remember that you own your content and piece of the internet with a website, you however do not own anything posted on social media.


How long does it take to get my website online?
Typically about 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of your business's needs, and our current workload.

Will my website eventually pop up when I do a search on Google?
1. Index/Submit your website to Google (we have done this for you)

2. Have a Google my Business Page and make sure that your Facebook name is identical to this name.

3. Our platform that your website is on is really good at SEO, so I don't tend to recommend messing with that but you can use alt tags on your website photos, and put "Houston Postpartum Doula" as a tag on photos.  Here is how you can do this, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DPqyipJfi62ppPetTSbe6Qbb9gKZulK_UU_4u8o7s1A/edit?usp=sharing


Will I have access to my website to make changes?
YES, once payment is made for the design, you will be given login information for full access to your site to make any changes you want.

Do I own the logo you created for my business?
If BloomiDesign created you a logo, you have full rights to it, if you need it for printing, just ask and we'll get those files to you.   Native files are not included, please contact us for more information.

Do I own the website and all its contents created by BloomiDesign?
You will own the domain, but not the design.  If you decide to use a different hosting service, you are free to take any and all information on your BloomiDesign website, but you will not be able to just transfer the design over to a new hosting service.

What happens to my sites if I decide to cancel?
At the time of cancellation, all of your sites will come offline. You are free to move and rebuild your sites with a different technology prior to canceling.

What platform is my site built on?
We build our sites on a proprietary website building platform that only digital agencies have access to and is specifically designed for building small business websites. We use Rackspace and AWS to provide reliable, rock-solid hosting and all of our sites include an SSL Certificate and are loaded on a 256-bit encrypted https: connection for added security.

Are BloomiDesign websites secure?
Yes. At BloomiDesign, we take security very seriously, which is why all the our websites are automatically issued an SSL Certificate so they can load on a 256-bit encrypted https: connection.

Search engines flag sites that do not have SSL certificates, and we provide them to our clients at no additional charge. This an extremely valuable feature that many other companies will charge extra for.

In addition, BloomiDesign uses the following security measures to protect its sites, account users and prevent malicious behavior.


Network and Data Communication
  • Remote access requires key-based authentication.

Antivirus & Malware Protection 
  • Web application is regularly updated to address vulnerabilities.
Backup
  • Static resources are stored in version control across multiple locations.
  • Automated daily database backups are stored for 20 days.

Access Control & Added Security
  • All inbound network traffic is restricted by firewall.
  • SSL certificates issued to all sites providing authentication and encrypted connection.
  • Security updates are automatically applied to servers to protect against known security issues.
  • Passwords are automatically hashed to prevent hacking.
  • BloomiDesign activities are based on super secure cloud computing services provided by Rackspace.

What is your cookie policy?
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Extra Resources and Information

How BloomiDesign Stacks Up 

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Facebook vs Website

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Website Owner Handbook and Reference Guide

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