Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully, we can answer some of your questions here…

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Photografica Creative we understand that you have many questions. We have tried to gather the most common ones here to save you time and frustration.

I’m new to websites, how do they work?

Don’t sweat it, that why we are here. You can learn about our proven process in our process page, or you can read this blog post to get you started on understanding the various components at work in a modern website.

What sort of investment does a website require?

The investment needed to build a good website varies, depending on multiple factors, just like the cost of a house varies, depending on the number of rooms and the finishes wanted. As a rough guide, our website projects generally start in the $2,500 – $3,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.

How long does it take to design and build a website?

This depends on the size and complexity of the site, and the gathering and creation of the content, but we find for a basic website the typical timeframe is around 4 weeks. If you have a required timeframe, make sure you let us know.

Do I need my own domain name and hosting?

Yes, both of these are requirements for a website. But we can help you with both.

How am I suppose to look after it when it’s done?

Websites do require regular care and attention to make sure they are secure and up to date. WordPress gets updated only a few times a year, but your plugins and theme may have much more regular updates. This is one way the community helps keep the platform as secure as possible.

We offer Care plans for out website clients so you don’t have to worry about the technical stuff and can focus on what you do well. A care plan might be just to keep the site up to date and backed up, or you can also include some content management as well. Read more about our care plans or talk to use when booking your project.

Is my site 100% secure?

No websites are 100% secure. Failures happen, even at the server level, and no site is impossible to hack. That’s why it’s imperative you have a plan in place for your website, as it is a very valuable business commodity.

We recommend you subscribe to one of our care plans, and we ensure the site is kept up to date, backed up, and as secure as can reasonably be. We can also teach you about best practices regarding security which will reduce any risk considerably.

Do you write the content for my site?

Building a website is a collaborative effort, and generating the content is normally your responsibility. We can help with stock images if needed, but that will attract an extra fee unless it’s included in our quote. If you don’t like creating content at all, you are in luck, as we are highly qualified in many fields. As well as being our head designer, Geoff is both a professional photographer and has a Bachelor of Arts in writing, and can certainly assist you in content creation if you need