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A comprehensive explanation of each of the features on our plans is available below the pricing.
Clinics & Hospitals
We will register the domain of your choice for you before we start designing your website. Your domain is an integral part of your brand and will also be a part of your custom email addresses. We therefore encourage you to select your domain choice after careful consideration, including these factors:
- co.za for South African websites of any type.
- org.za for South African organisations, including professional associations and NGOs.
- .com for international websites, particularly American-based companies.
- .org for international organisations, particularly American-based entities.
However, you can be a South African business and still have a .com domain.
Your email address will be based on your choice domain. There are three parts of an email address that is important to understand.
mailbox @ domain . tld
info @ smithclinic . com
The mailbox is your choice but most businesses have at least one info@ email address and others for the different departments. The mailboxes you choose can also be staff names, for example john @ smithclinic . com. The second part is the domain which is based on the domain you have chosen for your business or brand. The last part is the top-level domain (TLD) which can be a co.za, .com an so on.
Each mailbox will have its own username and password so that it can only be accessed by the mailbox holder. You can access your mailbox through an internet browser, through email software clients like Windows Mail or Microsoft Outlook on your computer or through your mobile devices such as your cell phone and tablet.
Disk Space and Bandwidth
Disk space and bandwidth have been further explained in our blog post titled Parts of a Website. Disk space is the amount of server space that you are allowed to use for your website, emails (all mailboxes) and any media such as pictures or videos. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred to and from your website in a month, and includes all data by all users (both the organisation's staff and website visitors). This is not usually a concern if you have unlimited disk space and bandwidth.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and was originally used by e-commerce websites to protect sensitive data, such as credit card details. However, it is now being more widely used by all websites as a means of verifying that the website is owned by a legitimate entity. It helps users differentiate between legitimate websites and websites run by hackers, scammers and "fake news" distributors.
With an SSL certificate, your website address (URL) changes from http to https and a green lock indicating a secure website will appear in the browser of all your website visitors. SSL certificates are not necessary for non-commercial websites but can be beneficial in improving visibility on search engines.