"Your Organization" on the Web - Frequently Asked Questions
If you know
little about the net and site building, you will find this page
extremely informative - riveting even! Otherwise you might
prefer to skip straight to asking for a quote.
IT SOUNDS COMPLICATED!
WHAT DO WE DO?
The road forward . .
you need two types of service.
can provide any of the above. We can also provide dial-up
access to the Internet via our agency with HYPERmax.
need someone to design and develop (author)
your site, then ...
need a server to host it (somewhere for
it to”live” on the net).
. . . and perhaps . . .
may want to use the internet as an extension of your intranet,
which can be an effective way to save thousands of dollars
a year (a month?) on your organization's phone and fax
bill, not to mention the savings in the use of regular
is a local call in the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, Toowoomba
and Brisbane. The rates are very reasonable at less
than $1/hour, and there are even unlimited
plans available. We can usually get you "on
the net" the same business day if we get your call
in the morning, or the next business day if you call in
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Web design is a specialist job
is the key to success
have a site authored includes the basic HTML code (including
frames and tables) which is at the heart of your pages, conversion
of your graphic material (photographs, letterhead logo, line
drawings, etc.) into a format suitable for the web, animated
GIF pictures, image maps, feedback or order forms which are
processed and sent to your electronic mailbox, guest book,
Depending on your objectives, this could mean anything from
one to hundreds of pages. As an example, at the LockNet
site there is a web we built for our local Shire Council.
Their web is about 100 pages. We encourage you to
We build sites to take advantage of the features of the
current major web browser software, but also to look good
to potential clients with older version browsers. This means
we do not necessarily have the latest internet technology
on the sites we build, but after all, our job is marketing
your organization, and that can't be done effectively if
half your potential audience can't see your web! Nevertheless,
we can and do use streaming for audio and video, java etc.
where there may be an advantage in doing so.
Stand out from the herd
We'll find you a cool place to live on the web
have a site hosted, you need to decide what features you need.
You can have your web as an extension of someone else’s
domain. For example, if you chose to have your web live
under the LockNet domain, your address would be “http://www.locknet.com.au/yourcompany”
Or, you may want to consider having a registered domain
name to reinforce your Internet presence. That means your
Internet address would be something like: “http://www.yourcompany.com.au”.
This simply means “world-wide-web address:
your company in the commercial domain in Australia.”
Of course we also host many non-Australian domains.
Alternatively you could even have your own virtual server,
which you could look after yourself, or we could administer
and maintain it for you. We provide virtual servers through
eservers pty ltd
which is partly owned by LOCKyer interNET pty ltd
eservers is the world's
fastest growing Web space provider and the creator of the
Virtual Site Administrator software. In this case,
there are 4 levels of server, with varying features and
WHAT DOES IT
Don't be left behind!
We'll get your web off the ground
little as AU$20 a month!
Actually, the cost varies considerably according to the
needs of the client, but as a basic authoring rate for a
small web we ask AU$150 for the first page, and $120 per
The costs to host a site depend entirely on your requirements.
We host small webs (up to 5 meg) which you update yourself,
for $240/year, and larger ones for $960/year or $80/month.
This second option includes “rent” of server space, a monthly
update of your site (one hour’s time spent), our registering
your site with the major search engines (at least 25), POP
or aliased email accounts, full support and troubleshooting,
(local call) web marketing advice, databasing, shopping
cart, secure credit card transaction facility, autoresponders
and a password-protected Bulletin Board.
To use the internet as an intranet is a specialist application,
and we invite you to discuss
your requirements with us.
If you want the optional Domain Name, the regulatory authority
(AUNIC) charges AU$125 for the first two years for registering
and delegating a Domain Name. Delegation means that when
your client types in your address, the system knows which
of the millions of machines on the web from which to request
your material. You can register it yourself online, or we
can do it for you for AU$50. To host your domain, we are
levied an extra AU$15/month, which we pass on to you.
An exciting new feature which we offer is sub-domains
for a small additional fee (AU$5/month). Instead
of paying AU$120 to AUNIC for a full domain name, you can
"test the water" with a sub-domain. Your address can be
called in the form http://yourcompany.locknet.com.au
You can also have sub-domains of your own domain name, for
different products or departments.
Please feel free to get in touch
for us to explain in more detail.