When You're ready for an EFFECTIVE Website that is simple and easy to update..

You are in the Right Place if you are ready for a professional website that you can edit and control yourself. There is no need to be intimidated or confused. You don't have to spend a fortune and you don't have to invest hundreds of hours learning the basics.. We have a way to give you a jump start on all this, and you will be able to learn the rest at your own pace with 'one on one' personal training.. --- We call this: WEBSITE in a BOX ---

Affordable Website Hosting

Affordable Website Hosting

4 Premium Plans to choose from: Unlimited, 60 Gig, 30 Gig, & 10 Gig Hosting platforms. We feature Linux Hosting Platforms for affordability and breadth of function. Linux has become the De facto standard of the hosting world and is loaded with features. Cpanel access is included with all plans. Benefit from the generous Disk space and Bandwidth that comes standard with Our Hosting..

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100% Responsive Website Design

100% Responsive Website Design

[1st] We Design a Custom made, Customer Specific, basic Website that you Edit Yourself.. [2nd] We help you Register or Reconfigure your Domain Name to work with this site.. [3rd] We Publish this site for 1 year, on a Professional high speed server.. [4th] We set up your In-House email.. [Finally], We Stay with you until you learn YOUR new Website..
--- This is a proven system that allows you to immediately enjoy a Relevant and Useful website which you will take control of 'At Your Own Pace'....

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Domain Names & Services

Domain Names & Services

We have partnered with Enom, a Premier Domain Service Provider to bring you unlimited Domain Options. Use this Opportunity to Register a Domain name that will express Your Web Presence in a way that was never available before..

Select the Domain name that is right for You..

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Web Site is your Digital Footprint

A Web Site is your ‘Digital Footprint’..

Footprint

In this day and age our presence is defined by our digital existence. It has been said that those who don’t have a digital presence are severely hampering their opportunities. Without a website, you simply do not exist to the average
consumer.   Consider this Example:  It’s 4:00pm on a Friday evening and you  have to get a last minute reservation for an important dinner with a friend. You type in your favorite search engine: “restaurant, Lansing Michigan”. The first two links look good. You look at their hours, their menu, their location, read a little about them and note how long they’ve been in business, so you pick up the phone and make a reservation. What you didn’t know though is that a new restaurant opened up just a few miles away last month.  You didn’t know this because their website either didn’t come up in your search or perhaps they did not have a website at all.  So you can see that they didn’t even exist as an option when you were making your decision.  

TIP: You want to be as forthcoming as possible when designing your website. You want to present a good First Impression and you want to give a Short, Concise Overview of your Company or Organization. Your links to your support pages should be well organized so as to comfortably lead a visitor through your site.    It is helpful to think of a website a ‘Brochure’ of your Company or Organization. You are not trying to sell everything, but you ARE trying to sell Yourself .. Go ahead; give yourself a nice Pat on the Back..

Backing up is your Friend

If your site is a WordPress site, backup your site as follows.  Sign into your WordPress dashboard by
putting ‘/wp-admin’ right after your domain name in the address bar. (You will have to enter your user name and password to sign in). Find BackupGuard in the lower left area of your Navigation Bar (If its not there, contact us and we will install it for you). Click on it and then; Backup >Full back up >Back up’. You will generate a full back up of your entire system.

If your site is written in HTML;  you will need to enter your Control Panel by putting ‘/cpanel’ right after your domain name. (You will have to enter your user name and password to sign in). Under Files
locate and enter ‘Backup’ > Download a Full Website Backup > Home Directory > enter your email address and click the Generate Backup button..     All Done..

Free WordPress Tutorial

We have a PowerPoint  presentation available for download that should help get you started with
updating a WordPress website. Go to: http://pier-point.net and click on the ‘Help Page’ button at the top of the page. The download link is the top item.


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Always Open with a Web Site

Your Doors are ‘Always Open’ with a Web Site

You should never take for granted that  people do not check your website for meaningful
Information and updates.  Whether you offer  Products or Services or run an Organization, there is always a need to post timely updates to your site. Organizations should publish their Minutes, Newsletters, and Calendar of events where their membership can check in and stay informed. Or if you deliver Products and/or Services then you should update your site frequently enough to show the differences that make your Business a better choice for your Customers. This might include a Service Map, Warranty information, New Products, Price changes, etc..

Today, people have a variety of ways to access the Web and Progressive Websites display best on different devices. The webpage format will change to adapt to the screen size and this is rapidly becoming the ‘new’ standard for websites. Google for example will not give Ranking privileges to websites that are not Progressive.  For this reason we are encouraging website owners to upgrade to WordPress
(a Progressive format) so that you can take advantage of this feature.  Feel free to contact us with any questions relating to this change.

Domain Name Opportunities

Think of a Domain name as the address to your website. With a little thought you can incorporate the description of your service into an easy to remember Domain name. Domain name ‘extensions’ are the part of the domain name that follows the period in the address (like:  .com  .net  .org  etc.)   These extensions have really been expanded recently and can now be used to enhance your domain name identity. Truly, you are only limited by your imagination. You can explore these options by going to: http://pier-point.biz/domain-registration/

PowerPoint Tutorial

We have a PowerPoint  presentation available for download that should help get you started with updating a WordPress website. Go to: http://pier-point.net and click on the ‘Help Page’ button at the top of the page. The download link is the top item. This presentation is an overview of the most common features that will give you the basics to your Dashboard. Like just about everything, start slow and build up speed from there.. If you do not currently have WordPress and would like to know more about switching over, contact us for details.


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All Simple but Effective

Get your site created and published for an entire year for $289.00
That’s right, You get the Site Created and Published for only $289..     Your Up and Running for the Entire year..!!

Pier-Point Web Services in Lansing Michigan offers Website in a Box, Web-site Design, Web Site Development, Web Services, and a Professional Hosting Platform that features a Solid Foundation for the most demanding sites.   Dependable and Easy to Manage with a +99% Uptime assurance.   An Easy to Navigate Pier Point Control Panel, Filled with Tools and Scripts which allow for everything from Back up’s & Email controls to Blogs & Shopping Carts..  Here you will find affordable Website Design and a wide range of Web Services..  Your website is your business, and you need an all inclusive Hosting platform that will allow you to grow at your own pace..  When You Partner with PierPoint, the hassle of webhosting is over. You can stay focused on your Website and your Business  .       Keeping your site running smoothly has never been easier..      All this and Affordable Website Design

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