Your Website Business AssetAs 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.