Website Protocol 101
Today’s blog post asks a brief but important question:
Do you know your login information for your domain name and hosting?
We advise all of our clients to know this important information for a few reasons. We firmly believe that all of our clients should have access to their website information and not relinquish all control to their web designer.
Think about it. Your website is your livelihood. It’s the main source of information for your customers and is especially important if you have an online storefront. If your site went down or your domain name expired and you couldn’t reach your web designer (or they have “disappeared” which is sadly sometimes the case), the biggest asset of your business is at risk.
Yet more times than not, when we begin the website design process for a new client and request domain and hosting information, our clients do not know this information. Their previous web designer set it up and they don’t have a clue where it’s hosted or registered.
Our MavroCreative Website Homework sheet is the first step of the web design process. Click on the image below to download the pdf and complete it with your information. Store this worksheet somewhere safe to ensure that you have the information you need to access your website.
Once you know your login information for both your hosting and your domain name registration, make sure that the email address that is associated with your account is up to date. Your providers will most likely send advance emails about domain and/or hosting expirations but that won’t do any good if they are sent to an obsolete email!
That’s our MavroCreative PSA about knowing your website login information. We are all about empowering our clients!