Small businesses need to increase their web presence effectively and cheaply. There are a lot of free, and exceptional efficient tools out there and some are more powerful (by getting your products into search engines) than expensive branded software and tools.
One of our favourites is WordPress which delivers a mighty bang when optimising a website. WordPress appeared in 2003, with a few users who were looking for a way to enhance the typography of writing on the Web. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress is in principle a blogging tool but, with the new updates, can be used to create a dynamic business website. It does require a bit of technical knowledge to set up, like creating and linking to a MySQL database – but we can help you.
MySQL is a database that is frequently used for Web applications. It’s fast and reliable and can store large quantities of data; several high-traffic Web sites use MySQL for data storage, including Google, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia. When you install an application, such as WordPress, you need a MySQL database.
North Devon Web can help you with setting up a small business website powered by WordPress. North Devon Web belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way. North Devon Web is helping to prevent the release of 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year by hosting on ‘Green Servers’ – as a result, the network’s energy efficiency is equivalent to planting approximately 2,390 acres of trees, not driving 6.1 million miles, or removing 510 cars from the road. We are here to help you stay in business.