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visible soulweb design

serving corpus christi & the world since 2003



frequently asked questions


Do you offer computer tech services?

No. I do not offer home/office computer technical services such as virus/spyware removal, operating system installation and repair, computer hardware repair, and computer assembly. I prefer to spend my time learning new web technology instead of PC technology. While I have made rare exceptions for a handful of clients I have only attempted the simplest of tech tasks.

Do you have an office/storefront?

No. I am one person and I do not maintain a storefront...yet. I do not accept "walk-ins" but I am happy to meet you at your place of business for consultation or support.

Do you offer phone consultation/support?

Although I normally prefer to communicate via email, I do offer phone support at my current hourly rate. Pre-sales consultation/support time must be prepaid. Email me to schedule a time to talk.

Business hours

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM (CST)
Closed Weekends & Holidays

My time is now: Tue 12:08 AM

Do you offer domain name registration?

No. I do not currently offer domain name registration but I can refer you to reliable registrars. I will be happy to walk you step-by-step through the domain name registration process.

Do you offer web hosting?

I do not currently offer website hosting but I am happy to refer you to reliable webhosting companies that fit your website's feature and budgetary requirements. I recommend the web hosts below...

VPS Web Hosting
WestHost is a full-service web host offering quality VPS hosting at unbeatable prices. is hosted by WestHost.

Note: It is important that you do not buy hosting before you know what your website's technical requirements will be. If you are considering using web design services, and do not yet have a web host, then please talk to me before purchasing a hosting package.

What do I need in order to have my own website?

Minimum requirements vary depending on website specifications but for a static html website all you need is the following:

  • Domain Name: A website needs a web address much like a house needs a street address if anyone is to find it. Domain names are inexpensive, usually less than $10 a year but finding a good domain name that is not already taken can be challenging.
  • Website Hosting: You will need a web hosting company to "host" your website files. This is simply a matter of purchasing some computer disk space from a reputable web hosting company. Good website hosting can be found for as little as $4 a month and full-featured hosting packages can be found for $15-$50 a month. The price you will pay for website hosting is directly related to how large and how popular your website is. If your site becomes very popular you will need a package with generous bandwidth allowances and for very active websites you may need a dedicated server.
  • Website Design: Unless you are prepared to spend a huge amount of time learning programming and formatting languages, graphic design, and search engine optimization you will need someone to create and build the website for you. This is where I come in. Contact me for a quote.
  • Website Maintenance: In the future you will almost certainly want to make changes and additions to your website to keep it updated. Normally website maintenance is billed by the hour. I am available to perform any kind of website maintenance that you need. If your website integrates a Content Management System (CMS) you should be able to do many updates yourself and save money on maintenance costs.

How does the website development process work?

For a step-by-step explanation of how we will work together to design and build your new website see my website development process page.