Frequently asked questions
What is QiSites?
QiSites is a simple, customizable, turnkey website system for acupuncturists. We provide elegant, mobile and tablet-friendly website themes, prewritten acupuncture education materials, stock images, and easy-to-use website editing tools so you can update your website anytime. A free domain name is included (or use a domain you own), along with fully managed cloud hosting, and reliable technical support. There's no long-term contract — you can cancel your website anytime, no questions asked.
How do I switch to QiSites?
If you already have a website, follow these steps to switch from your current website provider.
When will my website be ready?
Your website can be live within a few minutes. If you already have a domain name, you'll have to map it to our servers to go live (we can help you!).
Can I keep my site private until I'm ready to go live?
Yes, you can choose to place your website in password protected mode. Your visitors will see a "Coming Soon" message.Back to Top
Hosting and Domain Name
What is a domain name?
Your domain name is your website address. Example: myacupuncturesite.com
How much does a domain name cost?
Your website package includes a free domain name registration.
What domain name should I choose?
Your domain name is an important decision, so we have some advice.
Can I change the spelling of my domain name?
Unfortunately the spelling of a domain name can't be changed, but we can register a new domain for a $25 fee.
Can I keep my domain name if I cancel my website?
Yes, you can transfer your domain away to another provider.
What if I already have a domain name?
Great, you'll just need to connect your domain by connecting to our nameservers. We can help you!
Can I transfer a domain registration to QiSites?
You don't need to transfer your registration in order to host a website on our platform, but if you would like to transfer your registration we can accept inbound transfers of .com, .net, .org and .info domains. Please note that connecting a domain to our nameservers does not transfer the registration.
How much does website hosting cost?
Your website package includes fully managed cloud hosting and cloud storage to upload documents and photos.
Can I have email addresses with my domain name?
Yes, you can configure HIPAA compliant business email via Google G Suite.Back to Top
Pages and Content
Can I customize my website?
Definitely, we make it easy to create and edit web pages and blog posts. You're free to express your ideas in your own words and images.
Is there prewritten content?
Yes. We know you're busy, which is why we provide prewritten pages with all the essential content an acupuncturist's website needs. The prewritten pages are:
- Chinese Herbs
- Other Therapies (moxa, cupping, tui na & qigong)
- New Patients
- What to Expect
- Your First Visit
- Conditions We Treat
- Contact Form
How do I edit my website?
We provide user-friendly website editing tools that work right inside your web browser. There's no software to install. You'll be able to create pages and blog posts, edit your text, add links, embed photos and videos, upload images and documents, even perform search engine optimization. Entering text and applying basic formatting is similar to using an email program.
How many pages can my website have?
You can create as many pages as you want. It's easy. Organizing your navigation menu is easy too, with our simple drag and drop organizer.Back to Top
Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) improves your website's visibility in search engines to make it easier for people to find you.
We offer a fully integrated, easy to use blogging engine that you can enable with a single click.
Mobile-Friendly & Responsive
Our templates are mobile-optimized so visitors on iPhone, Android, and other smartphones see a streamlined design that downloads quickly on cellular networks. And with responsive design, your website can adapt to various screen sizes so it will look great on any device.
Upload Client Forms (e.g. your intake form)
You can upload forms and other documents in PDF format (recommended) or other common formats such as Word or Excel.
You can upload photos in any web-ready format (.jpg, .png, .gif). We give you enough storage space for thousands of images. We also provide a image library of beautiful stock photos for you to use on your website at no cost.
You can embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, and most other video hosting services right into your web pages.
Add a Google Map
You can embed a Google map or MapQuest map into any page on your website.
Social Media Plugins
We offer built in links for FaceBook, Twitter, Yelp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+. We also support various embedded social media widgets.
Online Appointment Booking
We are compatible with all of the major online scheduling applications, including Acuity, Genbook, FullSlate, and SquareUp. We will be happy to help you integrate your booking widget into your website.Back to Top
Is there tech support?
Yes. QiSites is very easy to use, so you'll be able to do most things by yourself. But if you get stuck, just email us for help. You'll get a response within 1 business day (usually in just a few hours). We can answer basic website questions, assist you in learning the website editing tools, and resolve any technical issues with your website or your domain name. Please note that support is via email only — we don't offer phone support.
I'm not great with computers. Is QiSites a good choice for me?
Yes! We've designed the QiSites website editing tools to be remarkably easy to use. To see how it works, take a look at our video tutorials, which demonstrate common tasks like creating new pages, adding photos and uploading an intake form. And if you get stuck, you can always email us for help.
I have some 3rd party code. Can you add it to my website?
HTML source code for things like Google Maps, Youtube videos, and scheduling widgets can be added to your site through the HTML source tool in the website editor, but if you'd like help just ask!
I have a logo. Can you add it to my website?
Yes, we can integrate your logo into the top banner area of your website at no extra charge.
Can you customize my website's colors?
Our themes come in a variety of colors, but we can also make a custom color scheme for you. Customization work is billed at a rate of $120/hour (half hour minimum).Back to Top
Do I need to install any software?
No. You just need a regular computer with an internet connection and a standard web browser. We support recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari as well as Internet Explorer 11+.
Can I edit my website from my iPhone/iPad?
Your visitors can use tablets and mobile devices to browse your website (they'll even get an optimized version), but to edit your website you need to use a regular computer and web browser.Back to Top
How does billing work?
Our service works on a monthly subscription basis. Payments are accepted via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover). Your credit card will be charged each month on the same day of the month that you signed up. Billing will recur automatically until you cancel your website.
Is there a long-term contract?
No. You can cancel your website instantly at anytime, no questions asked.Back to Top