An Analogy To Help You Understand Website as a Service
Imagine that you paid cash up front for a new car. It’s not cheap, and it starts depreciating when you drive it off the lot. You’re responsible for maintaining it with oil changes and more. Eventually you need new tires and a tune up, and maybe you even want to customize it.
Most people don’t have the tools or knowledge to do it themselves.
Traditionally buying a website has been like buying a car. You pay a lot up front, and once it’s launched you are responsible for managing and maintaining it. And what happens when you want to update it, add a new page, or your website crashes or gets hacked?
Like with cars, most people don’t have the tools or knowledge to properly maintain and customize their website.
This is where Website as a Service (WaaS) can help!
The Traditional Method and the Website As A Service (WaaS) Way
A website built the “Traditional Way” is the same as a website built “As A Service”. The difference is in how the payments are handled and who manages, maintains and updates the website moving forward.
The Traditional Way (Like a Product)
In a Traditional Web Build you pay for your website up front – typically 50% at the start of the build and 50% at the launch. Once the website is completed, you take responsibility for the maintenance, updates and security. Sort of like purchasing a product.
As A Service
With the Website as a Service Approach you pay a yearly fee that covers design, development, hosting, maintenance and content updates and security. Everything required to keep your site fresh and up-to-date.
Websites as a Service
Creating amazing websites for your business should not be a headache. We will help you design, develop, and deploy pages that will showcase your products and services in the best way possible. Take your online presence and marketing to the next level!
Compare Website As A Service (WaaS) With A Traditional Build
The best way to understand Websites as a Service is to compare it to the traditional way companies build and pay for website development. We still build websites the Traditional Way, but the Revolutionary WaaS model is making it easier for companies to build and manage their website for the future.
Traditional Website Build
With Traditional website development you pay 50% of the cost up front and 50% when the website is launched. With WaaS your up-front costs are significantly lower as you pay a low recurring fee.
Large Upfront Payment
Small Yearly Fee
Website hosting is required to host your site live. We utilize http://www.siteground.com for all websites we manage.
You Pay For Hosting
We Pay For Hosting
Website Themes and Plugins
WordPress websites are built using a Premium Genesis theme for the look and style, and free and Premium (paid) plugins to add functionality.
You Buy Premium Theme and Plugins
We Pay for Premium Theme and Plugins
A WordPress website consists of WordPress software, a website theme, and plugins to add functionality. These need to be updated weekly or they pose a security risk
You Handle Maintenance
We Update Weekly
Website Content Updates
Websites should continue to evolve with new content added frequently. This includes new pages, blog posts, content edits and updates, and new functionality.
You Handle Content Updates
We Handle Content Updates
**Based on number of hours you select. 1 hour per month is standard.
It’s not uncommon for a website to be hacked. We utilize the latest security techniques to prevent website attacks. But, if your website is ever compromised we will fix and restore your site at no additional cost.
You Pay To Repair If Ever Hacked
We Fix Your Site At No Additional Cost
Websites have a shelf life. Styles change and technology continues to improve. We recommend you update your website every 2 1/2 to 3 years.
Pay Full Price For New Website
We Refresh and Rebuild Your Website At No Additional Cost
Every Website Includes
Built with WordPress
Free Stock Images
Latest Website Security
Benefits of Websites as a Service
Website Design & Development
Website Design & Development
Our experienced team of web developers build a new website or give your existing website a front- and back-end upgrade.
fatSpiders is a good option for individuals or any companies with limited resources, that wants to have a well-functioning website up and running without having to understand all the technical jargon. It is less relevant if your company has strong demands on specific suppliers e.g. hosting.
What platform is my website built on?
All our websites are built on a open-source Content Management System (CMS) platform called WordPress, if you would prefer a specific framework like Drupal, Joomla, Magneto, or any other, please contact us directly.
Can I Add My Own Theme?
Yes, you can submit themes to be added. We do a complete and thorough code review to keep everything safe and reliable.
What information am I required to provide once I order?
You are expected to send in as much information regarding your business as possible. Kindly send in your information to support@[at]fatspiders.com (Information = Logo, website content, contact details, images, etc.)
How long will it take to build my new website?
We aim for 2 weeks, but a lot depends on how quickly you can supply your branding, images, and text.
Can I Import Or Export My Blog?
For sure, we make it easy to bring over your existing blog from most major services and you can also export your content to take with you at any time.
Can I modify my website design anytime I want?
Yes you can, you have a lot of control through your website dashboard. However, our free support does not cover any template modified by you and if you break your website while trying to modify it, we will charge you to fix it. If you have specific questions about what you can and cannot modify, give us a call.
How does the payment process work?
The project starts with a 100% deposit to be eligible for all the items in each web design package. You will be sent an email on how to make payment as soon as your "Get Started" mail has been received.
fatSpiders was a great choice to have made for creating our organization's website. User-friendly web layout with cheap web-hosting package that does not exert a burden on us for maintenance.
I say Kudos to fatSpiders for giving us and our audience a lovely website experience.
Imole PeterGen. secretary of NFCPS/OAU (2020-2021)
Quick response, complete understanding of the job brief. Very transparent about the process and affordable
Ama AkpataCo-Founder Jand2gidi Worldwide
fatSpiders does an excellent, professional and great job in creating websites for us which has helped to boost our business. I will always recommend fatSpiders to anyone who wants to create a website for their business because they give value and provide quality.
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