About Website Design

Whether you need a one pager or a few pages of content, a WordPress site is very easy to work with for it’s relatively low cost. Easy for us means more bang for your hard-earned cash. Easy for you means you will not have to worry about it.

RADapple is a design and project management company. We work a company called Flywheel for hosting. Not only will they manage security for you, they will manage WordPress Updates and give support. We will create a website with password protected pages while in production. When you are ready to go live, we will transfer the hosting billing for that site to you, the client. After that, we still have full access to make changes and updates for you. We are in the business of getting your company looking good and getting seen — not making money from hosting. If you find a different WordPress host that meets your needs, we can work with that too.

Managing your site:

  • $$$ Do you want us to update your blog, store, manage your SEO? We got you covered.
  • $$ Are you a DIY person but don’t care for the bells and whistles? We can limit the clutter on your dashboard.
  • $ Want to just leave everything be and get back to it later? Sure! Everything stays the way it was. We’ll still check in on those security and theme updates, though.

We do more than web:

  • We can design and manage your campaigns. Having your website content and print design in the same hands can help make everything easier to coordinate.
  • Need promotional products? We can set you up.
  • Need some printing done? We have connections to really great printers who care about the quality of their work, and we also know some that can bang out that flyer really fast.

See a general list of things we do in services

Let’s Talk About Hosting

What is out there already? Every website needs to be hosted because every website has images and data that need to be stored somewhere. Each pricing tier comes with some built in things you should know. The lower the price, the more work you, the business owner, will have to do to keep it secure and reliable. The higher the price, the more you can sit back and relax, knowing that somebody is taking care of things for you. Prices range from $0 to $120 per month depending on what kind of website you have.

Every website needs to be hosted because every website has images and data that need to be stored somewhere. The lower the price, the more work you, the business owner, will have to do to keep it secure and reliable. The higher the price, the more you can sit back and relax, knowing that somebody is taking care of things for you.

We use WordPress websites because they give you the most say in what your site looks like without getting down to the HTML level, and the various pluggins such as WooCommerce, give you more options for less $. Some hosting companies are set up just to take on WordPress. For a smooth transition from us to your host, we like to use Flywheel. They are a managed wordpress solution which means they take care of security and theme updates. Get more info on the cost here: www.getflywheel.com/pricing/

In the typical website hosting world, these are the options:

  • $0-5 a month will get you a domain name that is visibly connected to the host. An example of this would be samplespa.radapplehost.com. You can buy your own domain and point it to your website. People type in samplespa.com and they arrive at samplespa.radapplehost.com.

    It is beneficial for the host to give you a free website because you don’t cost much: little to no support, limited design options, a domain that is connected to them forever, a way to upsell you at every turn, and $ from advertisers who are putting ads on your website.

  • $6-12 a month will get you an ad-free website that puts you in the driver seat for the most part. Really. What a brochure site? Good. Want a store? Good. Want managed ecommerce? Mmmaybe.

    This really is a great deal if you know what you are doing.

  • $13-60 a month gets you really good customer service and an ecommerce website, or a really nice website that you can just leave alone and know that it is safe.

  • $61-120 a month: The sky is the limit. You will have all the benefits listed above but with more storage capability. That means you probably have a dedicated server just for your website/s. Faster loading times, mega-site capabilities.