We specialize in professional e.commerce website design and WordPress web development solutions

FAQ’s

Can I add products, manage my website after development?
Yes, with our CMS platform (content management system) you can add/edit/delete e-commerce web development Maineproducts for all of our e-commerce websites or database driven websites.

Can I add a shopping cart later to my site?
Yes, if your site was built on a WordPress platform any additional feature can be added. Integration fee may apply depending of original package.

What forms of payment do you offer?
All major credit cards: Visa, Master Card and Paypal, cash or checks.

What about the cost?
Each project is different. Your needs and goals will determine the cost and complexity of a project. Larger and complex sites obviously will cost more.. A database driven website, E.commerce or content management system (CMS) site can go for under $1500 to …$10,000 or higher….We can give you a quote once we know your project requirements.

What are the maintenance costs on a website?
Once a site is completed there are no maintenance costs associated with the site besides web hosting monthly or yearly costs. If you need update or change later on to your initial website, there will be hourly costs.

Is there a charge to change or update my site?
If you want us to update your website for you there will be $75 hourly costs: We do a lot in an hour! We will be glad to assist you with any change. We can be reached by phone at 207-967-4691 or by email.

How long does it take to complete my website?
Most projects take around 30 days. The most frequent reason for delay is to get the content from the client.

Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we do.

Do I need a *Dedicated IP Address?
Usually *dedicated IP addresses are used for large web sites or e-commerce web sites using database and payments online and need their own SSL certificates.

* SSL Certificate (secure sockets layer):
SSL certificate is a secure connection. The secure server encrypts the personal information being passed from your customer’s computer to your online store protecting your customer’s privacy.

* Database:
A database is a collection of related records stored in a computer in a systematic way, so that a computer program can call it to answer questions. Each record is organized as a set of data . A computer program designed to store and retrieve stored information

* E.commerce or Electronic Commerce:
Different types of businesses, from consumer-based retail sites to business exchanges trading goods or services between corporations.

* PHP Hypertext Preprocessor:
PHP is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is basically used for developing web based software applications.

* MySQL
MySQL or “My Structured Query Language” is a relational database language. MySQL is an open source relational database management system that uses Structured Query Language (SQL), the most popular language for accessing, and processing data in a database. Anyone can download MySQL. MySQL is noted for its speed, reliability, and flexibility

* IP address:
Internet Protocol address : a unique ID that computers use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol standard (IP).

* Dedicated IP Address (or static IP) vs Shared IP:
A static (or dedicated) IP address dedicated to a single website is unique to your domain name and your space on the server (on the web). Your website will have the same identification number for its lifetime. (eg..70.87.93.185). Dedicated IP addresses are considered to be premium real estate on the internet.

* Shared IP address:
Most websites on the internet are hosted on shared IP addresses, which means that one server with one IP address holds multiple domain names.

The Port Web Design offers *E-commerce solutions!
Whether you need a small shopping cart for your little boutique or a marketplace that will reach the world or just let your clients manage their account online, The Port Web Design will integrate business databases with web sites to provide a complete business solution! Using the latest technologies, we can advance your website into the 21st century.

The Port Web design team provides online *database development services and high quality programming. We specialize in *PHP and *MySQL (FREE with hosting packages!) database planning, code writing, implementation and design integration. We also provide *SSL certificate to secure your site.

E-Commerce clients are provided with a FREE *Dedicated *IP address with our “Corporate Plan”.

An e-commerce website can be as simple as a catalog with an order form, or it can be a complex multimedia-enabled website with real-time credit card processing capabilities.

Or simply use a database to store and keep track of your reports and clients and let your clients manage their account online!