Web Hosting for Biological Recording Sites

April 29th, 2010 by UKW

If you are thinking about starting up a web site to present information about biological recording or to support a community of users with a common interest in natural history, such as supporting a Recording Scheme then Blue-Bag working with UKWildlife can provide an ideal solution for you to quickly get up and running.

Modern web sites are increasingly based on free ‘open source’ Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. These CMS provide free solutions to getting a community site up and running very swiftly that will grow and scale with you and your needs.
It can be daunting at first to get going;  so much to consider – registering a domain name, finding a suitable host and choosing the correct Content Management System, choosing a design and setting up a site. Fortunately there are experts who can help who speak your language.

CMS Hosting

CMS Hosting

Blue-Bag have been hosting and creating sites for Biodiversity related projects for over ten years and are now offering custom CMS hosting and setup to fit whatever your needs are. They can register your domain name, host your site, provide you with email and handle all of your site management at very competitive rates. In addition they provide added value expert skills such as Search Engine Optimisation so that your users can easily find your site and link to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. They handle security, backups, analytics and monitoring to ensure that your online experience is simple, effective and rewarding.
CMS based sites enable you to manage the site yourself; so you are free to add content, update all aspects of the site look and feel without having to rely on the developers who got you going. Of course the level if input you want is up to you from total control to concentrating on writing content and leaving maintenance up to them – it’s up to you!

Being naturalists themselves they understand the sorts of things you may have in mind and have over ten years of experience working with Recorder and other Biological Recording services. So get in touch with them today – they are always willing to have a chat about how they can help. Contact them here


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