ImSMB Review: Web Site Builders Review

Overview

Let’s face it, as a small business owner; you have a lot to worry about. Confusion about how to start an online presence for your business should not be one of those things. This is where ImSMB.com can help. This company offers first class web design, hosting and publishing services (and more). Best of all, they are created with the small business owner in mind.

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The company has been in business since 1994. They have the know-how to help!

Features

Website Building Features:
 

Website Design FeaturesPublishing Features
Easy to use Drag-and-drop EditorFree Domain Name
Dozens of Design Templates (Customizable)Host Unlimited Number of Domains
Add Streaming Video & AudioUnlimited Bandwidth
e-Commerce Shopping CartsFree Advertising Credits
Password Protected DirectoriesSearch Engine and Google Rank Reports

 

There are tons of great features offered at ImSMB that it is hard to know where to start! With tons of professionally designed templates to choose from, you can literally have a site ready in just minutes. Better still; the templates are easily customizable using a simple drag and drop editor. Seriously, if you can use a word processor, then this will be a piece of cake!

Depending on your business, you may want to add in things like password protected area and even e-commerce options. It is nice to know that this site has you covered. Easily build a storefront and start selling right away. They even offer support and help to make sure everything works together.

Incidentally, all of these designs are fully backward compatible. Your customers and visitors will be easily able to access and view your sites whether they are using Chrome, Firefox or even an older version of Internet Explorer.

Multi Media Features

If you are interested in adding different types of media to your site, then ImSMB has plenty for you as well. For starters, the platform supports streaming audio and video files, which can be easily added into your new (or existing) site. Other file types are also supported such as Shockwave, MIDI and other formats. All of this is easy to manage as well.

Designer CMS Platform

While there does not seem to be a specific designer CMS platform offered, customers who wish to use ImSMB.com to host client sites will be able to do this easily. Since there are a wide variety of content platforms to choose from, you have options such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, just to name a few. Set your clients up on something like this and then through the use of protected directories, control who has access to specific areas of the site.

Hosting Features

Even with the basic package, customers will receive a free domain name and hosting for their site. You will be guaranteed at least 99% uptime, which is pretty much the industry standard. Additional features include the ability to host an unlimited number of domains, unlimited amount of storage space and data transfer (bandwidth). All of these features are very easy to use, requiring very little in the way of time or oversight.

Pricing Concerns

One of the best things about this site is that anyone who wishes to just start playing around with it can do so for free. This is a great way to get used to the structure and see exactly how things work. You will only need to pay once you decide to host your new site.

The basic service is just $7.95 per month (when agreeing to a full year). This gives you a free domain, excellent hosting and support. There are other advanced packages in the neighborhood of $34.95 per month, but most small business would be very well served with the basic package.

Customer Support & Service

There are many options to have any questions answered or issues resolved. For starters, the site offers live help via chat. The staff members are very responsive and knowledgeable about the services offered. There is also email which can be sent via the online form. Expect a turnaround time of a few hours.

The site also has an excellent knowledgebase, which is very similar to a FAQ section, but much more detailed. They also have a number of very helpful tutorials, which are step-by-step in nature. There is also a ticket system that appears to be quite efficient. The site also has a series of “news” updates which can also be helpful and informative.

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