As a business owner there are a lot of area’s of your business that you need to know about, remember and keep track of. I find that most business owner’s leave their website details in the hands of their designer. Unfortunately, that’s not always a good thing. Your website is a very important asset of your business and there are 3 areas of your website that are critical for you to know.
- Domain Information:
- What company did you use to purchase and register your domain name (example: Godaddy)?
- Know your login information for the company.
- When did you purchase your domain name and when does it need to be renewed?
- Make sure your domain is registered in your name and you are updating your information should anything changes (email address, phone numbers and mailing address).
- Hosting Plan Information:
- What company is hosting your website? Is it the same as your domain name company (Godaddy)?
- Make sure you know when it’s time to renew and don’t let it expire or you could lose your whole website.
- A separate user name and password is set-up with your hosting plan for either FTP or C-Panel access, make sure you know what they are.
- Website Platform or Access:
- Can you make updates to your website or do you need a special program? Some older sites require a special program that your website designer may have and updates are done by your designer.
- However, now there are a variety of platforms that you can access directly through the internet like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Webstarts or Godaddy Tonight to name a few.
- If you can access your site through the internet, know your login and password.
These are just 3 of the important areas of a website that I feel every business owner should know about. Again, your website is a business asset and should be protected like you would protect your office or bank account.