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What is a dynamic web site? Why do I need it? Why static web site is not sufficient anymore?
It's a well known phrase but one that still stands - ''Content is king''. Without fresh, relevant content being uploaded to the site on a regular basis, there is no reason for visitors to return. With a static website, where all your web pages are stored in a single (static) document, this has presented a big problem. Especially nowadays’ in the age of electronic information, where the importance of your online presence has become immense. In the age, where your web site is like your storefront to the world, place where more and more often you will meet your potential clients for the first time.
Having a static website implies that you, as a client, continuously have to return to the site programmer to implement even the smallest content change in the HTML or Flash language, which turns out to be very costly, time consuming and not a very effective way to communicate with your potential clients via your website.
With a dynamic website all of the content is stored in the database. Their owners have the ability to upload information on their own, preferably through password protected administrative interfaces such as PLANet w3 CMS content management system, where one does not require any previous knowledge about HTML or websites design for updating or maintaining such a site.
With PLANet w3 CMS you will simply take control over your online presence. It is FASTER, BETTER and CHEAPER.
How fast can I have my new website?
PLANet System Group is able to present a mock up of your new website using standard functionalities/modules within 36 hours.
How is the Information structured?
You can structure your information any way you like. Our solution offers great possibilities to quickly create new web sections, categories and subcategories. By their association to the top or left navigational menus or submenus, you can develop a brand new structure for your whole website in a few tens of minutes. There is no-limit to the number of sections you can create. We always recommend drafting your new structure concept on a piece of paper, to make sure that each section, category and subcategory logically corresponds to each other.
Can my customers search within my new website?
Yes. All of the information is automatically searchable. PLANet w3 CMS includes integrated indexing and search functionality, which can ensure that readers can easily find what they want. As more content is added to the CMS, this powerful search functionality becomes more and more useful to the website visitor
What are PLANet w3 CMS technical specifications?
PLANet w3 CMS is written using PHP programming language, which excels in the development of Web-based systems and uses MySQL Server as its database platform.
How does the integration work?
The following is a quick sample overview of the process for integration of our CMS solution:
- Determine what features and functionalities are needed on the website
- Map your existing website
- Establish a site policy for format, layout, and overall design
- Define user groups and security
- Design, build and install the CMS solution and upload "starter" content (could be text, pictures etc. from your current website)
- Present system with "starter" content
- Make necessary changes to system and workflow
- Train staff on using the system, including content contributors, approvers, and Website
- Load the system with real content
- Go live
- Hold feedback improvement sessions with key team members
Is the site administration secure?
The administration of your website is totally secure. You have a unique login and password that is required to administer your site. If you ever need your login name or password changed, simply call us.
Can we use our current domain name for the new dynamic website?
Yes, you can use PLANet w3 CMS Content Management System with any valid domain name.
Where is my site going to be hosted?
All our clients' sites are hosted on high-bandwidth dedicated Web servers located within the Blue Ridge Internetworks, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. These machines are solely used for hosting PLANet w3 CMS sites, so you can be assured that no other applications or other interference will hamper the use of your site.
Do I always have to log on from the same computer?
No. As long as you know your login name and password you can make your changes from any computer with an Internet connection from any place in the world.
Can I see a demonstration?
Yes! Simply contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to arrange a demonstration of the system at your convenience. Please include your name; company, email, phone, current www (if any) and short description of planned project.