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From Zero to Web in 30 Minutes

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10 March 2008


From Zero to Web in 30 Minutes

(Auckland, New Zealand)---Leading Windows hosting provider 2day.com announces the launch of Web 2day. For the cost of $99, with hundreds of funky templates to choose from, there’s no excuse to not get online today.

Web 2day includes everything a business needs to have a professional website in minutes. For the price of $99 per year –which is GST inclusive – customers receive a domain name (yourname.co.nz); 3 email accounts (i.e. info@yourname.co.nz, sales@yourname.co.nz, & orders@yourname.co.nz) with anti-spam and anti-virus protection, webmail (which allows access to email from anywhere in the world), web hosting (web space that displays a website), and hundreds of templates with unlimited pages to customise a site. (Many New Zealand providers charge more than this for web hosting alone.)

“Our primary goal with Web 2day is to offer customers affordability and quality,” explains 2day.com service manager Wali Samadi. “Other packages on the market charge as much as $600 per year and the templates on offer are, well, ‘standard’; you’d look at the site and think ‘This is a template website.’ With Web 2day the templates are modern and adaptable; customers are able to update their site at any time from anywhere and don’t have to rely on someone else to make minor changes for them.”

With hundreds of different designs to choose from, businesses of all backgrounds can design a site to suit their needs.

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Chris Penfold, owner of Orewa Surf Club Bar & Bistro (www.orewasurfclubbar.co.nz) recommends that if you want to save money and update your website regularly, then you can’t go wrong with Web 2day. He explains that Web 2day is great for someone who doesn’t know html and wants something as simple as writing a Word doc.

“We knew that a website was in order to increase exposure and to use as a resource for people to view menus, photos and upcoming events,” says Chris. “We actually went offshore at first, until realising that we were paying way too much and had issues with the time difference. We saw an ad for 2day.com’s website builder, trialed the demo, and for $99 had the whole shebang – including a local provider we can ring via an 0800 number and not wait for ages. From a cost-perspective, to be able to design the site and update it at any time has been invaluable.”

How does it work?

After choosing a domain name and email accounts, it’s onto the fun part of website design. There are 3 easy steps to creating a Web 2day site and getting it online. Step 1 is to design the site. This includes choosing the style of template to use (i.e. Café & Restaurant, Hotel, Agricultural, etc.), a colour scheme, photos or images and the style of menu that suits the site. Step 2 is to structure the pages. Here it’s time to decide what type of pages to include (i.e. Home, About, Products, Services, Support, Contact). Blogs, file downloads, flash, forums, guestbook, image gallery, registration and more can also be integrated. Step 3 is to create and edit the content and go live. This involves selecting the font and font size, adding content, inserting images with descriptions and including keywords and descriptions for better search engine marketing. There is a free trial available at http://www.2day.com/web2day.

2day.com is a leading provider of Microsoft web hosting, email and domain name services. Established in 1996, 2day.com provides New Zealand SME’s with a complete online presence. 2day.com is committed to delivering the highest levels of service and support, ensuring that customer needs are met in the best way possible. For more information on 2day.com please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.2day.com/"www.2day.com or call 0800 275 2329.


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