Maidenhead, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 14, 2009 -- Business owners with companies based in the United Kingdom should definitely consider creating professional websites to represent their businesses online. Many business owners donât think having a professional website is necessary, but an online presence can be a valuable asset for almost any type of company. For example, many people like to look at a new restaurantâs menu online to see the type of food they offer and the prices of different dishes. Without a professional website, a lot of people wonât try a restaurant because they donât know if they will be able to find a dish they like or can afford.
A lot of business owners choose not to have a website because they think it will be extremely expensive to set up and maintain. A good web designer can be difficult to find, and an experienced and talented designer can charge a lot of money for their work. However, setting up a professional website can be very affordable if business owners use open source software like Joomla and WordPress. Joomla and WordPress are content management systems which are free and easy to use. Plus, they are a lot of free and affordable professional templates and themes available for these content management systems. Joomla and WordPress allow people with very little technical knowledge to build attractive and functional professional websites.
While these content management systems allow people to set up websites for very little money, individuals will still need to pay for web hosting. If a business is targeting customers based in England, Ireland, Wales, or Scotland, then they should purchase a hosting package from a UK web hosting provider. There are tons of UK web hosting companies to choose from, and it is possible for businesses to find very affordable web hosting plans. Some companies offer free web hosting, but free hosting plans are usually not appropriate for professional sites. Free web hosting plans generally offer a very small amount of diskspace and bandwidth, and they usually do not include an uptime guarantee or timely technical support. Also, a lot of companies will offer free web hosting in exchange for putting ads on their clientsâ websites. If someone is running a professional website, then advertising a web hosting company on their site might look very unprofessional.
Business owners should rest assured that there are affordable and reliable UK web hosting companies available, and creating a website does not have to be an expensive or stressful undertaking. With the help of a content management system like WordPress, creating a professional website can be free and easy. Plus, some web hosting companies specialize in UK WordPress hosting, offering free templates, resources, and help for people who use WordPress to create their websites.