Get off to a flying start with our business essentials.
Whether you are just getting started, or perhaps want to fine tune your current setup, we can take care of the essentials to put you in the lead on the first lap.
Our web domain registration, business email and tools, and high performance web hosting solutions are race proven for reliability, optimum speeds, safety and security.
Our business essentials ensure you won’t stall on the start line…
Web Domain Registration
There are three iimportant things that we can help with when it comes to domains.
We can register a new Domain for you, commonly called a URL (unique resource locator) for either a .co.nz, .com or any other type of suffix you need.
We can transfer an existing domain over using a fresh UDAI code.
Or we can work on your behalf to purchase a domain off an existing owner.
Business Email and Tools
We can put you into the email client of your preference, we use Google Workspace (GSuite) or Office 365
Business Email and Tools includes:
- Custom business emailCustom business email
- Video and voice conferencingVideo and voice conferencing
- Chat messaging for teamsChat messaging for teams
- Shared calendarsShared calendars
- Cloud storageCloud storage
- Google Docs word processingGoogle Docs word processing
- Google Sheets spreadsheetsGoogle Sheets spreadsheets
- Google Slides presentation builderGoogle Slides presentation builder
- Cutting edge cloud securityCutting edge cloud security
- Reporting analyticsReporting analytics
- Transparency ReportsTransparency Reports
Having a good looking website with lots of features is great, but is it online? Do all the functions work?
Sites do break for many reasons – for example high server load, a code upgrade or it got hacked.
With our high performance web hosting we make sure your site is up and running fast and displaying what it should.
Our monitoring system alerts us when things are broken or hacked, allowing us to ensure any issues are fixed as soon as possible.
Our Website Basic is a great way to get started..
With our Website Basic plan, we will design and develop a simple, professional, single page website for you for FREE, and put you on our monthly hosting plan to ensure it runs like a dream.
Built your own website in Wix, Squarespace or similar and need help?
With our Rescue Basic plan, we will rebuild your existing website, run our 52 point diagnostic checklist over it and give it a bit of a freshen up.
Post lauch care that works.
Why try and do everything yourself post launch?
Most people launch with plans to keep their website current. Only to find that three years later their website is stagnant and out of date requiring a new build.
Fundamentally a care plan solves three core issues, your website keeps fresh and up to date as well as safe and secure; you have professional partners on a fixed monthly cost; and because your site stayed current and up to date there is no need for a new website every three years saving you tens of thousands of dollars.
Business Basic FAQs
What is the cost for registering a URL?
It depends on the suffix, but for a .co.nz Gherkin Media charges $48+gst for a managed domain ($28+gst unmanaged)
Can I transfer my URL to you?
Email disruption and website downtime is the biggy here, so we normally transfer on a Friday night, but we transferred over 100 domains in 2020 alone and have the process down to a fine art.
What is a UDAI Code?
The Unique Domain Authentication Identifier (UDAI) is a case-sensitive, eight-character-long “password” which is a randomly generated unique identifier for every Internet NZ domain name (code “.nz”). The UDAI is made up of letters in both upper and lower case as well as numbers.
The UDAI is the password for the domain and can be used to transfer the ownership of the domain
If you have a .com then its a little different – but we can take you through the steps no worries.
I’ve lost my domain - can you help?
We’ve rescued hundreds of websites and therefore been involved in hundreds of issues with domains, emails, social accounts, website FTPs – you name it.
Sometimes the biggest hurdle to successful acquisition of a new clients domain or email is a person. A unresponsive or vindictive developer or host, a person looking to rip you off for leaving them, you name it we’ve come across it.
Whether its a technical issue or a “person” issue you can be assured that we have the ability to get a result on your behalf.
Do you use Google Workspace (GSuite) or Office 365?
We can work with either Google Workspace (previously GSuite) or Office 365 and with either option this is just purely at the request and preference of our clients. – Its not a revenue product for Gherkin Media.
We’ll show you the options available for each and let you decide which works best for you and your team.
What is the monthly cost of an eMail?
Google Workspace has varied plans that you can check out here:
Office 365 has varied plans that you can check out here:
There are also plenty of videos on YouTube that you may choose to watch if you want help deciding which one to choose.
My email isn’t working - can you fix it?
Yes, potentially we can help fix anything, even things that are more IT based than web based.
Best bet is simply to use the contact form on the website and we’ll get back to you within 24hours.
What content management systems do you work with?
We work with WordPress and WooCommerce – a tiny little bit of Shopify.
To understand why please visit our blog post on WordPress and why we built our business around it here:
Whats better, Shopify or WooCommerce?
The reasons why they inevitably end up talking to us and needing to be rescued from the Shopify platform are varied, however most often its because of theme limitation and cost.
We wrote a great blog post that talks more about this in depth here:
Do you use Wix or Squarespace?
No, we don’t use DIY Builders like Wix or Squarespace. We do however offer a apples for apples rescue service 100% free.
To find out more about how this works, and the massive list of benefits for doing so check out the following link:
Im on a DIY website builder - can you work on that?
We do however have a apple for apples website transfer service that is 100% free of charge.
To find out more about rescuing your website check out the following page:
You say you do free websites - whats the catch?
First one is for our rescue clients that we get out of a pickle, most commonly as they have become stuck with a company they are unhappy with.
Second type of free website we offer is where a client has got stuck on a DIY builder that is unable to deliver 100% of the project.
Finally we support fledgling businesses and those potentially looking to leave their J.O.B by offering (on referral) a free website if its the companies first website.
All three of these offerings have to make it through our Gherkin Media job scorecare threasholds and normally come in the form of referral from a professional partner, however if you have any questions about how to take us up on this please feel free to ask.
So whats the catch – we ask that you host with us seeing that we did the website for free.
Both have no contracts.
What is a care plan and why do I need one?
Additionally our website care plans include preventative care, so we do our best to prevent anything from happening. We can’t make guarantees that your website will not be hacked, but we will do everything within our power to prevent it, as well as assist in the restoration and cleanup of the website with one of our backups.
How much is a basic website?
Can I build my own website on your platform?
Sure – its not our core offering, but we can easily set you up with a blank canvas and a point in the right direction.
Following that we can support you through the process of completing the website and then hold your hand through the sometimes technical post launch checklist and sending the website live phases too.
With this one just ask – more than happy to help.
What happens if I want to move away form Gherkin Media?
So if the grass is greener there are no contracts to break, no tears to cry and no hurdles to jump in order to move away.
– by the way this never happens……we’re pretty good at what we do.
Has your web project stalled, crashed or disappeared?
Has your existing web developer run out of fuel, or changed flight path and never returned? Good news, our Gherkin Special Tactics team can save the day!
Get in touch and ask us about our FREE rescue package for web projects that are underway but have hit a wall.