Matt Phillips' Website Design, SEO, Photography and Art

Website Design, Client Guide


Commissioning, maintaining, and promoting a website for your small business, organisation, or individual project can sound like a daunting task, but it’s easy when you know how!

Let me share over 20 years of experience in website design, development, and Search Engine Optimisation. Here I break down the process, and the requirements, and provide important information that will save you time, money, and headaches!

What do I need to own a Website?

The Essentials

  • A Domain Name

    Mine, for example, is This acts as my address on the internet.

  • Web Hosting & Email

    To store and serve up your website to visitors, and set up email addresses.

  • Your Website

    A website that is memorable, fast, intuitive, and content-rich.

Smart Choices for Saving Money and Hassle: A Winning Approach to Website Design, Development, and Hosting

When it comes to website design, development, hosting, and marketing, making the right choices from the outset can save you not only money but also the future hassle of transferring ownership of a site or switching Designers or Hosts when you’re tied to a contract.

Explore how a strategic approach to website creation and hosting, along with leaving marketing in the hands of the client who knows their business best, can be a winning formula for long-term success and cost-efficiency.

I work in partnership with the UK’s leading hosting company so that you own every aspect of your website and presence, without paying over the odds to a middleman. Pay directly for your domain name, web hosting and email accounts, without paying bloated monthly or yearly hosting and maintenance fees. Working this way you also have 100% control over your account going forward – should you wish someone new to work on your website, or maybe want to change hosts, you will not find hidden transfer fees.

Domain Names

Your Domain Name is your address on the web. Typically your brand name, or sometimes a keyword/s.

Choose a domain name that reflects your brand, is easy to remember, and directly relates to your services or products. My website design services can assist you in selecting a domain name that maximizes your online visibility.

Unless your business is international, you will want to use one of our country-specific domain name suffixes:, .uk, or

As an individual I choose to use .uk, is for companies, and for organisations and non-profits. This is not a legal registration requirement, but, users are familiar with those extensions and associations. 

Domain Name Registration

Search for your perfect Domain Name at Krystal.

Choosing a Domain Name

Read more about Choosing a Domain Name at Search Engine Journal.

Web Hosting & Email

Choosing the right web hosting provider is crucial to the success of your website. I work in partnership with who are renowned as one of the UK’s best and award-winning hosting providers. Their transparent pricing, unbeatable value, scalability, reliability, performance, security around your websites, and their unrivalled support make for the building blocks of a successful online presence. Krystal also offers free hosting for charities.


I work in partnership with Krystal, the UKs best web hosting service, covering domain names, web hosting, and email.

Your Website!

I engage in a collaborative partnership with clients, offering a holistic approach to web design projects, whether it’s creating a website from the ground up or adhering to established branding standards. I provide comprehensive support from initial design concepts to website deployment and beyond, offering client training for ongoing content management. My web solutions are engineered for long-term sustainability, requiring minimal intervention. My expertise lies in crafting captivating, user-centric, intuitively navigable, and fully responsive websites, ensuring optimal performance across all devices.