Member Website Instructions
AHSNH is offering member societies a website for the cost of set-up. This page describes this offer in detail.
DescriptionAny member society may request a website be established for them residing under the AHSNH domain name. For example, if your society is called Smalltown Historical Society, the address of the website would be something like:
www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/smalltownIn other words, the name would not be a "regular" address like www.smalltown.org, but a name following the AHSNH domain name. In technical terms, this website is a subdirectory under the AHSNH directory.
Such a website can have up to 4 free pages (more can be added for a fee). See below for specifics.
BenefitsThere are many benefits with this offer:
Sample pagesClick here to see a sample site layout. Each page contains a description of the type of info that will be contained on the page.
The layout and format of webpages shall be determined by AHSNH developers. Therefore, there is not much point in submitting elaborately designed layouts when giving the info for your pages to AHSNH. Although certain simple formats will be followed where possible (e.g. bullets, bold text), all other formatting will be ignored (fonts, font colors, indent schemes,etc).
Website UpdatesA society can request that the information on a page be modified, free of charge. For simple changes (e.g. change the price of an item on a store page), a simple email requesting the change is sufficient. See below for specifics.
For more elaborate changes (e.g. changing many prices on a store page; adding multiple items to a store page, etc), AHSNH requests that the society supply complete replacement text for the entire page.
Applying for a Website and Submitting Your InfoThis is a 2-step process:
Updating a WebsiteFill out the same form used to request a new site.
Edit the form, and describe the modifications. Then attach it to an email or copy and paste it into an email itself.
Send the email with a subject line of Update Website to:
There is no charge for this (see Disclaimer below).
Enhancing a WebsiteYou can have your website enhanced, by the ASNH developer, for a fee ($25/hr).
Send an email briefly describing the enhancements you would like, with a subject line of Enhance Website to:
You may also hire someone else to enhance or redesign your website, and just use AHSNH as the webspace where it resides. The website would be packaged as a zip archive file and sent to the AHSNH developer, who would install it on the server, free of charge.
Generally speaking, for such a free installation, a website must be able to be unzipped on a Windows system, and then must be installable on a Unix server with a simple upload. Special upload/installation requirements (such as with Microsoft Frontpage) would require paying AHSNH a fee.
Your developer should call Rich Hureau at 603-929-7072 to discuss particulars.
DisclaimerThis is a new idea for AHSNH. It is based on the fact that our web hosting service provides an enormous amount of storage for our monthly fee. We see this as an opportunity to help our member societies have a presence on the Internet, while costing AHSNH little or nothing. However, if we find that this is not the case, AHSNH reserves the right to modify the terms of this plan. This is not likely, but we need to see how the plan works over time to know whether it is viable.
A sample of some considerations (all unlikely) that could affect the plan are:
We do not anticipate any problems (otherwise, we wouldn't be making the offer), but we do want member societies to understand that this is a work in progress.