Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not sure that I want a web site based on a ready made template. Will
the fact that other technicians have a site that looks like mine detract?
While a custom designed site may be the optimum for you in the long run,
consider what difference having a straight forward ready made site will actually
make. Piano Tuning is a geographically local enterprise and you will be referring
your customers (or potential customers) to your site for reference. It is
of little consequence that some other technician may have a site that looks
the same. Even if two technicians within the same service area used the same
Web site template it would probably be of little consequence. As of 04/01/2009
there are three technicians in the Sacramento area using the free template
and non of us care that we look like each other.
How much storage space comes with the Standard Commercial Grade hosting
The short answer is "as much as you need within reason". Many hosting companies
advertise huge numbers and unlimited email addresses as a marketing tool
(bigger must be better). Most users never come close to needing these amounts.
PTIC will provision new commercial accounts with 25 megabytes of space and
anyone who needs more space need only request more space. We are encouraging
a cooperative effort where users use what they need. The sample technician
websites require about 1 megabyte of server space and the ecommerce plugin
currently requires about 2.5 megabytes. This leaves more than 20 megabytes
for email accounts and additional content.
How much technical support do you provide
We will provide a reasonable amount of support. Our pricing is steeply discounted
for PTG members and our markup is modest. We will answer any questions you
have and work to resolve any problems. At the same time we will encourage
you to work in the spirit of cooperation. We will make occasional updates
to your site at no charge and will make custom changes for a modest fee.