Network Website Hosting
A Nositeunseen network is built like a commercial mall housing a variety of business activities. Each website on the network would represent an office or store within that mall. Like any mall the business operators, or website operators, lease their space in order to conduct their operations and they come to work each day expecting that everything "just works". Lights come on when switches are flipped, doors open when pushed, trash is hauled and floors are swept and polished.
The network "just works" because website operators come and use their sites without being concerned on security, updates, upgrades, maintenance, or any other aspect associated with upkeep - it "just works".
All your content belongs to you. Your images and videos, written content, custom code and styles. Of course you also take responsibility for your content and ensure it isn't in violation of another's copyright or ownership.
The network hosting is where you build and present your content, but when you remove it, it is removed from the network fully because it is your property.
Note: if you contracted one of our support Associates to custom code or create content, they worked for you and that content is also your property.
Your theme is built on a unique framework that belongs to the network. It is part of your "lease", the same as the server space and system software. The theme could not be exported as it would include network portions.
However, all your custom code and styles can be saved and used elsewhere.
Domains & Emails
Your account begins with a domain name based on the eCommunity you are hosting in. If your are hosting in the Barrie, Ontario location, for instance, that domain address is "barrie.nositeunseen.ca" so if you were to use "mysite" as your account name then your address would be:
If your eCommunity is not yet available and you are in general hosting awaiting its activation your domain address would be from the general hosting location. What remains consistent, however will be the TLD, or top level domain in general hosting and in the eCommunity you selected. In this example the TLD is "nositeunseen.ca".
When you are migrated from general hosting to your eCommunity we ensure proper forwarding of the first address is in place so you do not lose any search engine page rank you have built.
You do need to have a domain address but you are not limited to the default we put in place. In your admin area under Tools you will find the option to add your own domain as the primary domain. You will also see the static IP address for your eCommunity. Add that IP as an A record for your domain and your site will be found under that.
If your default address is "barrie.nositeunseen.ca/mysite/" and you add your domain name, mysite.com, then that new domain will become your primary address and how people will find you on the Internet. And search engine friendly forwarding is in place automatically.
If this process is a bit complicated setting up, remember that you're part of the network. Do not hesitate to ask a support Associate for assistance.
We don't host the emails on our servers. Generally, where you would have your own domain you will also have the means to set up email. We recommend setting up with ZOHO email. Their free account is typically sufficient for most small and mid size associations.
And if you have no domain and are using the default you can set up free hotmail, live, gmail or other free email accounts.
Be sure to ask in the forum or send a message to support if you run into any complications.
An eCommunity is the virtual equivalent of a town or city. It is named according to the physical community it represents and contains websites of business and organizations from that community.
Our hosting products include a "Reserve" form field where you can enter the location you wish to have your website included in. Your website will be set up in the General hosting server. When that community you reserved becomes active your website will be moved to that eCommunity - at no cost to you.
To set up an new eCommunity we require a minimum of five (5) websites hosting for that location. This is due to the associated costs of setting up a new network on its own server. The starting five websites pay for the new eCommunity to get started.
When the fifth website hosting is purchased that new eCommunity begins the set up process almost immediately.
Website Design & Development
The Visual Designer is an administrative component that allows you to open any page of your website within the designer interface. That interface is what wraps your website inside the design console and makes it editable.
There are two main facets of the Visual Designer:
- Drag and Drop layouts - which include drop in modules and widgets, and complete page templates. You use your mouse to drag and place items and size the columns they are in. And each module has its own pop-up editing window.
- Visual Styling - which applies CSS rules without having to know CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You select options and they adjust real-time so you can see your changes as you work.
We have researched and tested several program options and the two we chose were the best for utility, support, and compatibility. We have licensed both for our use and modified them to meet the specific needs of the network.
- You can design your website yourself and take advantage of the availability of our support community to assist with your questions.
- You can contract any of our available Support Associates to perform the design for you. Support Teams are available to purchase at the rate of $40.00 per hour.
- You can contract your own designer to create the look you desire.
*Note: the support community is always available to you and to anyone who represents your interests in the network.
Support & Website Management
Every aspect of the hosting network is supported.
- We take the responsibility for the hosting server, its security and its maintenance. Any software or hardware that needs attendance is dealt with by us.
- We take responsibility for every installation of WordPress, ensuring it is always up to date, and patched when security updates are released.
- We take responsibility for all plugins and add-on modules to ensure they are always at the latest release, and repaired if there's a glitch that needs to be fixed in the next release.
- We take responsibility for the theme framework and ensure the usability and function remains consistent, or is further improved.
- We take the responsibility for all custom code and content of our Associates on any website within the network.
Overall, we take responsibility to ensure you are hosted on a network that "just works".
No. Everyone on the network receives full support. Contracting our Support Teams is for extra development and design purposes, but the support across the network is equal and 100% for everyone.
Short answer? All of it.
Longer answer. We have researched and tested all the components used in our network - from Apache as a server and MySQL as a database to WordPress as the website framework with all the plugins and modules. All our selections were for the best utility and best economy for everyone hosting on the network. Part of our function in support is finding and utilizing the best components for our members.
The network is an interconnected community of members - which includes our support Associates. When a member has a question or concern, support is virtually right next door because they are members in the community, too.
From its original conception, and every stage along the way, the network is purposed to assist others in their business and online endeavours. Everything about it stems from that primary purpose. That is what is paid for when hosting.