Extima Team at SCaLE 10X

At Extima we are very enthusiastic about technology and we always do our best research in order to offer the most up-to-date online solutions.

My colleague Roberto and I are members of several geek meet ups in the Los Angeles area and usually get together to see what’s going on in the market that we can incorporate into our ‘webdev’ solution kits.

This year we both decided to attend the Southern California Linux Expo 2012 (SCaLE 10X) at the Hilton Hotel next to the LAX airport. Roberto skimmed through several cool talks on different subjects while I volunteered at the Marina room helping Orv Beach’s team to load Fedora 16 on more than 45 students’ computers and get them started with  the Linux basics. It was fun. I did attend the networking  & LAMP related talks though…even got a pic with Owen DeLong and Sharon Levy.

Here at Extima we’re running on Ubuntu 10 (Roberto is managing our private cloud)  and we handle many different Linux-based Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Miva Merchant, Joomla, etc.

Roberto and I were very excited after the show it got us thinking of new ways to implement mobile services to our premium web packages.

We hope to share more with you soon!

Stay tuned …

Arleen

The basics for getting your business online

Three things are necessary to have a web site online: a Domain Name, a Host, and a Web Site Design.

The Domain Name is the address you would like people to type into their browser to bring up your web site (for example – http://www.extima.com).

The Host is the computer that is hooked up to the Internet at all times with your web site files on it. Through the Internet, people will be able to access this computer and view your web site.

The Design is what visitors will see when they view your site. As a website development firm, Extima is able to provide all three of these services for you.

The next level

Extima offers much more than basic web site design service. We actually specialize in E-Commerce and Business to Business solutions. Extima programers develop Multi-tier database driven web sites to handle user administration, dynamic content, document sharing and many other corporate structures. We have developed Job Boards (similar to Monster.com), Online Training Systems, and numerous other multi-tier web sites for companies that are ready to USE THE WEB FOR BUSINESS. Check out the E-Commerce, Database Integration, and Clients areas of the site to find out more.

What it all costs

We can register your Domain Name for about $15 per year through sites like GoDaddy and Network Solutions.

Out Basic hosting costs from $10 per month. For most users, that price will include all of the hosting features they need. If you require custom database applications, E-Commerce solutions, or media servers, the cost rises up to $20 per month to start. Depending on your needs we can match a great hosting solution to you from shared environments to dedicated clouds.

Design and Development costs can vary a great deal. At Extima we try to keep things simple and charge a flat $75 per hour for all services.

More things to think about

After you have your web site up and running, how are people supposed to find it? Your site must be submitted to search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.) and the proper meta tags must be embedded into the design of your site to make it appear in those search engines. Extima offers a range of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services to match most budgetes.

The ball does not stop there however. You must advertise your web site as much as possible on your own. Your business cards, flyers, mailers, etc. must display your web site address to get people to recognize it. Extima designers have experience in print design as well as web design. They can create your stationary designs as well.