Q: Who do we contact for a price quote?

Q: Are price quotes free?

Q: Where is InVision Located

Q: How does InVision accept payment?

Q: What if I need to make a change to my website?

Q: What are PHP, SQL, Java, IP, etc.?

Q: Can I keep my domain name when I change a host?

Q: Will I have forced advertising on my site like I do on Geocities, etc.?

Q: What is domain parking?

Q: What is full-service web hosting?

Q: How do I pay for web hosting?

Q: What is uptime?

Q: How do I register a domain name?

Q: What are subdomains?

Q: What is the difference between UNIX hosting and Windows hosting?

Q: I have a fast internet connection (DSL/cable) - can I just host my own site?

Q: Where can I announce my site?

Q: Can InVision Develop my Logo?

Q: What are InVisions policies about scheduling a project?

Who do we contact for a price quote?

For a price quote,  email, or call us. Attach any documentation associated with your company's needs or your current website. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the potential of having InVision develop your website.

Are price quotes free?

Yes

Where is InVision Located?

InVision has been located in Arapahoe Nebraska since 1999.

How does InVision accept payment?

At this time we accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, eCheck, Check or Money Orders.

What if I need to make a change to my website?

For website updates, email, or call us with your request. We will respond right away.

What are PHP, SQL, Java, IP, etc.?

Those acronyms refer to various features such as programming languages, databases, etc. that might be available with a hosting plan. 

Can I keep my domain name when I change a host?

Yes.  We recommend that you register your domain name with a separate registrar before getting a hosting plan (please see our Domain Name Guide).  Then, when you need to move to another host, you just need to point your domain's name servers to this new host.  If you registered your domain name with a host and now you want to move, you should find your registration records or contact this host and ask them how to control your domain name.  If you have a problem, you can usually see the name of the registrar by performing a "Whois" query on your domain name and contact them.
 

Will I have forced advertising on my site like I do on Geocities, etc.?

No.  None of the web hosts listed in our database force any kinds of ads on your site.  In fact you can put your own ads if you'd like.

What is domain parking?

Domain parking lets you cheaply reserve a domain name for future use and display an "under construction" default page on it.  You can register a domain and not park it anywhere but then your site will simply be inaccessible until you get a web host.  Some registrar let you park your domain for free.

What is full-service web hosting?

"Full-service" can refer to a variety of services offered in addition to providing web space, transfer, and emails for a web site.  For example, it could be 24/7 toll free phone support, web design services, or web site content maintenance services.

How do I pay for web hosting?

The methods of payment which are accepted depend on each individual host.  Almost everybody accepts credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard.  Vast majority of plans require periodic (usually monthly up to yearly) payments.

What is uptime?

Uptime is the percentage of time that a web site is working.  For example, if some host has an uptime average of 99.86%, this means that your site will be down for a total about 1 hour each month. 

How do I register a domain name?

Registering a domain name is very easy. First you will have to make sure that the domain you want is available - using something called a WHOIS lookup at sites like Register.com or Whois Source you can make sure the domain you want is available for registration. Afterwards, you simply need to visit a registration site such as DirectNIC or Register.com to purchase your domain name.

What are subdomains?

Consider subdomains as an extension of your domain. For example, your site is www.example.com. A subdomain would be test.example.com, and another would be webhosting.example.com. Subdomains are usually treated as separate sites from the main domain site.

What is the difference between UNIX hosting and Windows hosting?

Depending on which operating system to go with depends on your needs. If you need to support Microsoft products such as ASP, MS Access, or VBScript, then Windows hosting would be better. Furthermore, if you are comfortable with IIS and do not have the time to understand how UNIX works, Windows hosting would again be a better choice. There are some things to remember. First of all, just because you use Windows at home does not mean you should use Windows hosting. The two are completely different, and having a Windows system at home will not affect your ability to communicate with a UNIX server. Secondly, Linux is much more common with web hosts due to its superior stability and because it is free. Since it is free, Linux hosting is usually cheaper than Windows. Just because itís free does not mean itís not as good - Linux is an excellent product too.

I have a fast internet connection (DSL/cable) - can I just host my own site?

You could, but thatís definitely not recommended. First of all, most ISPs have clauses that do not let you use your internet connection for web hosting - doing so will result in termination of your account. Second of all, think of the headaches it can provide: making sure your system is secure so that no one can hack into it, having your computer on 24/7, and other such problems. Third of all, think of the performance. Most good web hosts use powerful servers with lots of RAM and high performance hard disks. Furthermore, they have multiple internet connections at speeds far higher than what residential DSL or cable service can provide. Lastly there are all the issues of support. If something goes wrong, it will be your job to fix it - you will not have a professional to correct the problem.

Where can I announce my site?

We offer web site promotion as a service. You can choose between either a one time posting to the search engines or we also offer monthly postings. These services help your site show up in a internet search from all popular search engines.

Can InVision Develop my Logo?

Yes, we offer a complete logo development service. All of our logo projects are delivered in both print and web formats which conform to all accepted standards.

What are InVisions policies about scheduling a project?

Like many service oriented businesses it depends on our current workload. It is safe to assume that we would be able to start most projects within a day or two.