Website Templates Can be Professional-Looking and Easy to Use!

Website templates can look cheap and they can be hard to use…but they don’t have to be, so EarthLink wants you to know about the amazing template options in their web hosting packages (which includes an easy-to-use website builder).

The Website Builder includes professional-grade templates, and you don’t need to do any coding whatsoever! Just choose the webpage template you know will work best for your business. fill in the text, add images (upload them straight from your computer), answer a few basic questions, and click on “publish.”

Check out some of the pre-made templates we have:

Website Templates Available with EarthLink Web Hosting

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Animals & Pets
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Astrology
  • Auto
  • Books
  • Business
  • Café / Restaurant
  • Children
  • Chiropractic
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Clothes
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Employment Agency
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Farming
  • Fashion
  • Flowers & Gardening
  • Food & Drinks
  • Funerals
  • Furniture
  • Games
  • General
  • General Contractors
  • Gifts
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care
  • Heating & Air
  • Holidays
  • Hosting
  • Hotels
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry
  • Landscaping & Lawn Care
  • Law
  • Locksmith
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nature
  • Office Supplies
  • Optical
  • Organizations
  • Painters
  • Pawn Brokers & Auctioneers
  • Personal Pages
  • Pest Control
  • Pharmacy
  • Photo & Video
  • Plumbing
  • Politics & Government
  • Printers
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Roofers
  • Science
  • Security
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Transportation
  • Wedding

Don’t see a template category name that’s a perfect fit? Many of the website templates listed above can be easily adapted to fit other businesses simply by altering the text and images you use!

Web Hosting Packages – Buy for Current Needs or Future Growth?

Web hosting packages vary in scope as much as businesses vary in needs.  It can be tough to determine the right package to purchase when your company is new (or in a phase of growth) because you need to decide if you want to select a web hosting plan that fits your current needs and upgrade as needs change, or to pick a plan you can grow into so you don’t have to hassle with an upgrade.

Here are three scenarios of a business that will help you decide which option is the best fit for you…

1) Your Business is a New Start-Up

As a start up, the goal is growth.  It can be tempting to try and cut costs when launching a business, but the time and stress of upgrading a hosting plan soon after purchasing it may not be worth the cost savings.  If you plan on growing, why select as plan that fits your current needs, when you could go one step up and have room to grow?

2) Your Business is Established, but is Getting Online for the First Time

If your business has been established, and you’re simply getting yourself online for the first time, select a plan that fits your current size. Unless you plan on moving most of your sales to an online store, or plan on revamping the way you do business, chances are you will know the commitment to an online presence you’ll need.  It could still be useful to select a plan a step above what you think you’ll need (especially if you’re adding an online shopping cart), but you can be comfortable selecting a plan that fits your current needs since you’re established instead of brand new.

3) Your Business is a Side Business or Hobby

Being a “small” business can be wonderful.  Either it’s a side business, jut for fun, or the online component of your business doesn’t need to be huge (though you do need an online presence, as it’s expected by consumers in today’s economy).  If you’re this type of business, feel free to select a small plan.  If it grows, congratulate yourself and then upgrade, but if you know going into it that your web hosting needs will be conservative, there’s no need to chose a more in depth plan until you have to.

Experienced Web Hosting from EarthLink

In 1995, before Google, before Facebook, before NetFlix and Wikipedia, when AltaVista was the top search engine and email was new…there was EarthLink Web Hosting.

For 18 years (practically as long as the concept of “web hosting” itself has even existed!), EarthLink has been giving businesses (and individuals) a quality option to host their website(s). Many other companies have popped up (and will continue to do so, now that the cloud is here), but no one has the tried-and-true experience like EarthLink.  Trust a brand new company, or one that’s proven itself for almost 20 years?

So, if you’re in the market for an experienced web hosting company to be your long-term, stable provider, look no further than EarthLink’s plans.  There’s bound to be one that fits your needs; after all, we’ve been around long enough to know!

 

Web Hosting Plans – EarthLink Compares eCommerce & Traditional Plans

EarthLink Web Hosting now offers revamped web hosting products: Traditional and eCommerce Web Hosting plans. So, if your business needs a website, look no further.

With both “web hosting” and “ecommerce web hosting,” EarthLink offers both Do-It-Yourself (with our easy-to-use template-based site builder) and Do-It-For-Me (in which an EarthLink professional web designer constructs your site for you) options.

(Check out our comparison article if you want to learn more about these options)

Once you know who will be building your site, it’s time to select either a standard web hosting plan or an ecommerce hosting plan.

An ecommerce hosting plan includes the features of a web hosting plan with one main addition: ecommerce plans also include an online store (also called a “shopping cart”) that lets customers purchase products while browsing your website using a credit card.  This is great for businesses that sell hard goods (like dishes, books, teddy bears, etc).

A standard web hosting plan does not include an online store, and is good for service-oriented businesses (like massage therapist, dog groomer, or other appointment-needed business model).  The website promotes your business (and it will probably generate calls that eventually turn into sales), but is not a web “store.”

Ecommerce hosting plansare priced higher than standard hosting plans, but being able to sell online can quickly offset that cost, especially when the following features are also included:

  • StoreCreator Pro – Easy-to-use shopping cart builder.
  • Rapid SSL Certificate – Secures online transactions; increases customer confidence
  • One-Page Mobile Website *
  • Call Tracking – Call-tracking and analytics service helps you improve your online and offline marketing. You get a unique toll-free or local phone number so you can track and record customer calls. Includes click-to-call and other features.
  • Advanced Website Template Gallery – More than 5,000 templates to chose from.*
  • OneList – Enhances SEO with directory listings submissions to 60+ North American-based online directories.*
  • Announcer Pro – Send your customers engaging email newsletters using graphic-rich HTML email templates.
  • 1,000 Business-Class Email Accounts – Allows for comprehensive email system as your business grows.
  • 500 GB Website Storage – Standard website hosting plans include up to 300 GB of storage.

(* above designates features that are not included in our standard Website Plus hosting plan but are included in both Business Website Plus and eCommerce Website Plus.)

And if you want an eCommerce package with the Do-It-For-Me option, there are even more features in that website design eCommerce package.