Thursday, June 16, 2016

WEBSITE HOSTING -- i have a domain name why do i need hosting?


So many times I am asked: "Why Do I Need Hosting when I have a Domain Name?"

I figured it would be best to explain domain names and hosting ... even though they are common terminology and most people have an idea about them, they are not understood by all.  So the best way to understand domain names and hosting is trying to explain an analogy between them.

STREET ADDRESS, LAND and a HOUSE
Try to think about your domain names as the street address, a house as your website and the land the house sits on as your hosting. A domain name such as "www.yourwebsite.com" is merely an address just like a street address is (like "55 Main Street").  The street address tells people where your house is located.  It is the same for a domain name:  the domain name tells people where your website is located on the world wide web (www).  

You can equate your website to a house .... a house contains all your belongings and details of your living space --- a website contains content, tools/applications which are all details of that website if its a company website or personal website.  I can even go one step further and equating each room of a house as a page link on a website and each of those rooms (pages) have different elements to it which makes up that room (page).  So you can see how a house can be represented as a website in this scenario.

Thinking of your website as a house, a house cannot exist by itself - it needs to be placed on a plot of land. Just as a house is placed on the plot of land, your website is placed on a hosting server. The hosting server stores the files for the website.  Sometimes host servers restrict space allotted for websites, which can be equated to the size of a plot of land (ie. 1/2 acre).  Regardless, the hosting server allows the website to exist just as a house exists on a plot of land.  And just as we pay taxes for that plot of land where our house sits on, payment is also required for the allotment of space on the hosting server for where our website sits. 

Now going back to a domain name being represented by a street address ... the street address is associated to where that plot of land (hosting) sits and thus where that house (website) is.  The domain name is set up to "POINT" to the ADDRESS of the hosting server on where the website resides on... thus once the website is set up on the hosting server, when the domain name is executed, it goes to the location on the host and displays the website.

I can go into more detail about mail and email accounts, ssl and home security and others and relate it, however I'll save that for another time.  If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to post below or contact me.

INTERESTED IN GETTING A HOSTING ACCOUNT?  

only $79 per year!
  • FREE Domain Name  (first year only)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth and Data Transfer
  • Unlimited Space / Storage
  • 10 Email Addresses
  • Analytics/Tracking
  • Site Submission to major search engines
  • Fast Page Loading
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • NO Hidden Charges / NO Advertising
Check out http://designbugger.com/hosting.html  for more information!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Custom Gifts -- no minimums!

DesignBugger now offer custom prints with no minimums!  

Introducing.... DB Custom Prints -- for the everyday individual.  

DB Custom Prints is an easy to order shopping site where customers can purchase custom products and upload their photos for Free Design and Setup.  DB Custom Prints offers gifts for any occasion, home decor, greeting cards, apparel and accessories.  Currently there is Free Shipping offered for all orders over $150 and a number of products are on sale (up to 50% off).  DB Custom Prints also offers a complete free and unique design on most products - please contact us for more details. 

Give a Custom Gift with a Personal Touch!


Perfect for:
  • wedding party gifts
  • party favors
  • trade show events
  • presents
  • anniversary or special occasion gifts
NEED MORE THAN 1?  No problem ...
our prices are even lower with quantity discounts!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our NEW Responsive Website!

Check out our NEW Responsive Website!http://designbugger.com/  

What is a Responsive Website?

Simply, it is a desktop and mobile version in one. Responsive Websites "respond" to the user's behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation.Some features of Responsive Design are:

  • Easier Maintenance for Updates
  • Smooth User Experience
  • Consolidated Statistics & Reporting
  • SEO Enhancement
  • User Friendly
  • Mobile Segment
  • Accumulated Sharing
  • Free of Device-Alternating Issues
  • No More Media Display Issues (flexible images,  easy to read tables,  videos, calendars, etc)
  • Great for larger resolutions and presentations

Why Change?

With the mobile era it brings modern technology to allow websites to adapt to multiple devices.  With the steady increase in mobile users to our website, it is important to provide a way for them to easily navigation and read the information.  It is also important for us to convey that we, ourselves, utilize the latest designs and technologies in order to bring an enganging and versitile webiste to our users. With modern technology comes an added level of enhanced security and performance.  Updating our site with these technologies not only allows for better user interaction (UI) and user experience (UX) but also increased speed, optimization and formating (W3 standard).  It is these reasons that we have re-designed and developed a Responsive website.

Why Should I convert or get a Responsive Website?

Your site will be mobile optimized and mobile-ready, utilizing the most modern technology to give it a clean and crisp look. It's always a good idea to change / update your site every couple of years or so, to keep fresh.  Also while re-creating your site, your site will be SEO-optimized with W3C Standards, which will in turn increase your Page Rank for search queries.
 

How long will it take? Is there any downtime?

Converting an existing site to responsive site will take about 1-2 days.  If you need a new site, depending on content, the new responsive site will take approximately 1-4 days.
There is NO Downtime of your existing site since your site will be built on another path of the webserver. You will be able to view it before it goes live.

http://designbugger.com/index.html

Friday, June 5, 2015

a new dimension in printing... 3D Printing!

3D Printing is the ideal solution for creating original objects, prototypes, mock-ups and more. Customers in a variety of markets will find that 3D printing can drive brand new customers to their shop or business - everyone from hobbyists, to manufacturers, to inventors and educators.

NO MINIMUMS!!!!!


What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing is the process of making a three dimensional solid object, and it all begins with a simple STL or OBJ file -- we create your vision!

I don't have a STL or OBJ file, can you create it for me?

YES! We are expert 3d modelers that can make any vision come to life

I need help on designing my 3D Object and artwork.

No Problem! Whether you are looking to do a prototype for a new product or create personal items for fun (like characters, jewelry, home items/decor, gadgets, games, etc) we can create 3D models for anything you want.

How does 3D Printing work?

The 3D printed object is achieved by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. We use FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology which is a powerful additive manufacturing method. It builds parts layer by layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filament.

What are some common 3D Printing applications?

3D Printing is a great way to produce original items, prototypes and mock­ups of products. It can be used by hobbyists, inventors, manufacturers and more to create samples for testing and development.​

What materials do you print with?

We mainly print on Plastic (rigid, metallic, flexible, frosted detail, and acrylic) usually consisting of 1 color ... however we also do print with FULL COLOR sandstone and also on precious metals (gold & silver), stainless steel and wax. If you have questions on the type of material that best suits your needs and budget, please let us know.

How does pricing work?

Pricing is mostly based on the dimensions.... but also machine space, material volume and also materials and textures used to calculate the cost.  The lowest cost material is  our white plastic (pricing is about $1.75 per cubic inch).  We will be happy to give you a free no obligation quote.  Our quotes are less that 24 hours... please contact us today!

EMAIL US TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE OR TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON 3D PRINTING!!!!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

WEBSITE INSTANT ONLINE QUOTE

GET AN INSTANT WEBSITE QUOTE!http://www.designbugger.com/webquote.html
Use our new website calculator tool to estimate cost of a new or existing website. Simply select what you are looking for and click on the "click for instant quote" button on the right of your screen. Please note that the price displayed is a ONE-TIME Payment price (no monthly fees or hidden fees) -- and best of all, we only require 30% downpayment. You can then submit the details of the quote and the price to yourself and us by filling out the rest of the form. 
http://www.designbugger.com/webquote.html 

There are a number of options and add-ons listed on the quote calculator, however if there is something you need that is not listed, please feel free to contact us anytime. We can provide a free quote and consultation. Some of the add-ons include:
  • Appointment Scheduler
  • Event Booking System
  • Ticket Support System
  • Food Delivery and Online Menu Ordering
  • Event Calendar
  • Hotel Reservation System
  • Table Reservation System
  • Fundraiser Manager
  • Home Listings Management
  • Vacation Properties Management
  • Live Chat
  • Blog & Social Media Integration
  • Forum & polls
  • and much more