I use GoDaddy which is the #1 Hosting company in the US. Hosting runs around $10.00 a month depending on how many months/years your purchase. I will send you all the links to get you going on your Domain Name and Hosting account.... I would not trust any other hosting company with your website!
YES & NO!
There is no reason to pay anyone a monthly fee to keep your site updated. The program I use is very easy. I will walk you through it step by step and show you how to make changes, add pages (no extra charge) BUT...if you do not have the time or you just do not want to be bothered, I would love to keep your website updates for a minimum fee per update! ($25 min)
If I am familiar with your "program" I can make updates for you for a minimal fee.........If you want to move your website over to Go-Daddy, I can rebuild it for you. I do this everyday!
Usually within 2 weeks or less! The faster you get me all of your information and photos, the sooner I can start your website.
Your yearly hosting ( usually around $120.00/yr) Plus my web design fees which start at $250.00 for the first 4 pages, then each additional page is only $25. 00 I do offer many "extras" (online forms, videos, slide shows etc)
I do my best to put the proper key words/Meta Tags on each page of your website. I recommend lots of techniques that are great for every business, but nothing beats custom attention. No one can guarantee your site's placement in search results, but search engines are a major part of your marketing plan.