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What are the features and benefits of the EasyCMS package?
Our EasyCMS Content Management System allows you to update your own website from a password-protected web admin panel, without the need for any other software or specialised knowledge. All you need is a reasonably fast internet connection (3G, ADSL or iBurst).
Costs are as follows:
Set up: Church Package @ R2495 or Enhanced/Business Package @ R3495
Domain Transfer / Registration / Renewal: R 139 per year for .co.za; or R219 per year for .com
Web Hosting: R99 per month (less 10% if paid annually in advance - R1069 for the year)
Features : Standard (Church) Package at R2495
We will create a template based on graphics and other material supplied by yourself. This package includes 3 initial pages (usually homepage, vision, contact details) plus the following standard modules:
- Sermons / Teachings (text, audio or video)
- Photo Albums
- File Downloads
Basic customisation of the standard modules is included.
We also have a CHURCH LITE package available at R1495.00 - choose from 6 standard templates, no customisation of modules included.
Features : Enhanced / Business Package at R3495
This includes the above, plus:
- Password protected "Members Area" (any of the above modules can be assigned to this area).
- Unlimited additional "static" pages / sections.
- Some customisation of the standard modules.
- Products module
- Blog module
- E-Commerce (requires account with PayFast or PayPal)
- Bulk sms's from website (requires account with SMS Portal).
We also have a BUSINESS LITE package available at R1995.00 - choose from 6 standard templates, no customisation of modules included.
Benefits of our system (summary):
Responsive design, so your website is mobile-friendly. *NEW*
You can make your own updates and upload photos, etc without specialist knowledge or software.
Future improvements and upgrades to the existing system free of charge.
Generous disk space and traffic allowance on very reliable server.
Free technical support for this system via email or Skype during business hours.
The system is extremely flexible and additional features can be incorporated at any time (price quoted ad hoc).
Advanced HTML editing capabilities for more advanced users.
Domain registration and install base system to our server - 3 days from order.
Creation of draft template - 3 to 14 days from order.
Fully functional website before going 'live' - 7 to 28 days from order.
** Subject to availability of suitable material from the client.
How do I get started?
First step is to decide on a domain name for your website. Shortish names that are descriptive of your church or business and easy to spell are best. Names may not include any symbols other that hyphens ( - ). You can check availability of .co.za domain names here: http://co.za/whois.shtml; or .com domains here: http://www.register.com.
The next step is to decide on the branding or imaging for your website. If you already have promotional materials, logo or letterhead, they can provide a good starting point. It is also helpful if you can refer us to other websites that appeal to you.
Website structure and content. Decide what information you want to make available on your site, and start gathering or preparing documentation. Again, existing missions statements, history, etc can provide a good starting point.
Template creation is based on materials supplied by the client. Advanced graphics, animation, etc can be provided, but will be quoted separately.
Advanced customisation of modules can be done at R320 per hr in 1/2hr increments.
Additional database modules can be added as/when required - pricing from R720 per module.
Summary of EasyCMS Hosting Technical Specifications:
- 5 GB disk space
- Website hosted on our South African or German server as preferred
- Unlimited monthly traffic
- Advanced graphical visitor statistics
- Daily Backups (kept for 2 weeks)
- Unlimited business day support via email or skype
- 100 mailboxes
- Alias forwarding
- Mailbox autoresponder
- Anti-virus scanning
- Anti-spam filter
About Virtual Enterprises:
We have been operating since 1999.
We are based in Port Elizabeth, but service clients around the world.
Our servers are managed by a world-class hosting provider in a secure data centre - guaranteed 99.9% uptime.
Clients are normally hosted on our German server, which provides a far greater traffic allowance. South African server available on request.
Some websites using the EasyCMS package:
Standard Church package @ R2495
Enhanced / Business package @ R3495
RELATED: How does the EasyCMS pricing work?
Prices valid as at 19th April 2016 - E&OE
Date Added: 2009-08-11
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