Support & Help Guides
We’ve compiled a list of support topics, covering those issues we are most commonly asked about. If you are experiencing any difficulties with your website not covered here, please contact us.
- This depends on the size and type of website you require. A simple brochure-style website should take 1-2 weeks to complete, provided we receive your content promptly, whereas an online shop or magazine site could take several months.
When we create your initial quotation, we’ll include a completion date for each phase of the build, along with a final launch date. So long as we receive everything we need from you, we’ll deliver your website on budget and on time! We are careful to timetable our workload, and don’t take on too many projects at the same time.
- If you have purchased a CMS or ’self-managed’ website from us, you will receive login details once your site goes live. You will then be able to access your website admin panel, and change the text and/or images on each of your pages. You can even create new pages!
You may need our help to add your new page to your site’s navigation menu, but we won’t charge for ‘linking’ your new page into your website.
- When a brand new website is launched it can take a few days to several weeks for the site to be crawled, indexed and served up in search results. Our SEO Booster Pack will ensure that your website meets all the criteria required by Google and other search engines to find your site. We will monitor your site closely for the first few weeks, to make sure your website is listed in search results. How your website performs, that is, how highly it’s listed in searches for certain keywords, will depend on many factors – collectively known as SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. Find out about our SEO services here or read our blog post What is Search Engine Optimisation?
- A blog is a series of ‘posts’ or articles relating to your business. Your blog can be used to announce offers or new products and services, advertise events, or provide information about your company or organization. Running a blog on your website can benefit your search rankings, as search engines love to find new, fresh content each time they visit your site. Visitors can subscribe to your blog – making it function like an email newsletter, and new articles can also be auto-pushed to your social media profiles to keep these appearing active and up to date.
- Hosting is one of the 3 essential elements every website needs. Put simply, it’s where your website files are stored, ready to be served up each time a visitor lands on your site. We offer great value, reliable hosting packages with generous web space allowances, meaning you won’t have to upgrade as your web traffic increases.
See our hosting packages here or read our blog post What is Web Hosting? for more information.
- We will set up and test your mailboxes for you as part of your website build. Most of our packages allow for multiple mailboxes, and if you’d like to add more email accounts at a later date, simply contact us and we’ll set these up free of charge.
- Once we’ve set up your mailbox, we’ll send you a password.
To configure Outlook:
- Open Outlook and select ‘Tools’ from the menu at the top of the window.
- Select ‘POP3′ as the email server type, and click ‘Next’.
- In ‘User Information’ enter your name and email address.
- In ‘Server information’ enter mail.yourwebsite (eg mail.mysite.com) for both incoming POP3 and outgoing SMTP servers.
- In ‘Logon Information’ enter your email address as your username, and your mailbox password.
- Check ‘Remember password’ and leave ‘Logon using Secure Password Authentication’ unchecked.
- Click ‘Test Account Settings’.
- Your email should now be working properly.
- To setup your mailbox on MAC (using OSX), please follow the instructions below.
- Open Mail and select Mail > Preferences. A new window will open on the General Tab. If you select the Accounts tab and then click the ‘+’ button on the bottom left of the window. This will load the ‘Add Account’ Screen.
- Enter the following details:Full Name: your name. Email Address: your full email address. Password: (your mailbox password). The click ‘Continue’.
- You will then be on the ‘Incoming Mail Server’ screen. Enter the following settings: Account Type: IMAP. Description: (your name). Incoming Mail Server: (mail.yourdomain, eg mail.baloogi.com). User Name: (your email address). Password: (your mailbox password). The click ‘Continue’.
- You will then be on the ‘Outgoing Mail Server’ screen. Enter the following details: Description: (your name). Outgoing Mail Server: (mail.yourdomain ‘mail.baloogi.com’). Make sure ‘Use only this server’ is checked.
- Find ‘Use Authentication’ and tick this option. Then enter: User Name:(your email address).Password: (your mailbox password). Click ‘Continue’.
- You should then get an ‘Account Summary’ screen. Click ‘Create’ to setup the account.
- You should then be returned to the accounts screen which you can then close. You should then see the main mail screen open and your new account showing in the left hand bar.
You should now be able to send and receive email using the email address and mail box. If your email is still not functioning correctly, please contact us.
- To setup your mailbox on an iPhone or iPad, please follow the instructions below.
- Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account.
- On the next screen enter the following settings: Name: (your name as you would like recipients to see it). Address: (your email address). Password: (The mailbox password). Description: (Your own description for the mailbox, eg ‘business main’).
- Press Save.
- On the next screen, leave IMAP selected at the top and enter the following settings:
Incoming Mail Server
Host Name: mail.yourdomainname (eg ‘mail.baloogi.com’). User Name: (your email address). Password: (the mailbox password – this should already be filled in).
Outgoing Mail Server
SMTP: mail.yourdomainname (eg ‘mail.baloogi.com’). User Name: (your email address). Password (the mailbox password).
- Press Save
- You will then get a message saying “Cannot Connect Using SSL. Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?”, press Yes.
- It should then connect to the mail server and the account will be set up.
- If you are having problems with sending mail, you may need to change the port for the SMTP server. You can do this by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Select the mail account > SMTP > Primary Server > Server Port and changing this to 587.
Your email should now be working properly. If you experience any problems, please contact us.