19 September 2015

If you haven’t found a website solution for your small business or start-up yet, it might be worthwhile checking out a package deal. Lots of providers offer website packages, for example iiNet offers websites for small businesses, as well as website hosting and Microsoft Lync - all bundled up together in one package. This makes the iiNet offer a very cost effective deal for small businesses and start-ups.

A Website Solution for Small Businesses and Start-Ups

If you are considering going with iiNet – the following is an overview of their Microsoft Exchange website bundle.

Domain Name Registration

If you haven’t selected your domain name yet, you can do that through the iiNet website. You can even purchase similar domains to help protect your brand and register your .com.au websites through iiNet’s accredited provider.  If you want to transfer existing domain names over to iiNet hosting, they will help you to do that as well.

Enterprise Class Email

Your email is hosted locally in Australia (so it is faster) and you can use your own domain name as the email address. Microsoft Exchange is fully integrated with Microsoft Outlook and your emails, contacts and calendars are synced with both Windows and Macs and across different devices.

You can also have antivirus and antispam software included in the package, as well as a 14 day deleted items retention feature and a 30MB limit on outgoing messages. Microsoft Exchange is fully supported by iiNet, so if you have any problems you just need to give them a call.

One last feature which is quite neat is that with Microsoft Exchange you can wipe mobile phones remotely. So if you believe that there is sensitive information held on a lost phone for example, the phone can be cleared remotely, keeping your data safe.

Website Hosting

With iiNet, you have three different website hosting packages, depending on your needs. The differences reflect the amount of storage you need and the amount of traffic to your site. All Websites are backed up by iiNet, so your website can be quickly reinstated in the event of a catastrophic loss at the server level.

On the front end, you manage your own websites and you can nominate additional FTP users as well. Don’t forget that you can load WordPress, Joomla or Drupal to your domain and the backend is fairly simple to operate. If you want to explore cloud servers for your business, then iiNet also provides this for you, so all of your website hosting can be supplied by one company.

Microsoft Lync

Even if you only have a few employees, it will still be of benefit to your business to investigate a bundle that includes Microsoft Lync. This offers HD voice and video conferencing, desktop sharing, instant messaging and internal call systems, which makes running a business so much easier than with the old traditional phone systems.

Lync makes it is easy to organise and hold video conferences with employees or suppliers anywhere across the globe (it syncs with Outlook as well). Even employees who work at home or are out in the field can use the system and easily join in conference calls, as Lync is accessible from any PC or mobile device.

With iiNet you have the whole package in one company, reducing the need for large capital expenditure and helping both start-ups and small businesses to gain a foothold in the market.