#AskIvy :: How To Have Control of Your Website

#AskIvy :: How To Have Control of Your Website

Having a website for your business is not only a great accomplishment, but it's also a smart business move when it comes to marketing, branding and sales conversions.

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Learn How To Have Control of Your Website

But along with owning a website comes great responsibility; a common mistake business owners make is giving away full control of their website(s). Although it can be useful and convenient to have the design company or freelancer building your website also provide hosting and management of your site, you also lose your control.

It’s still possible to have the design company or even the freelancer who created your website continue to take care of the upkeep and management of your website while remaining in control of your site; indeed, in the video above I explain exactly how to have control of your website in a few easy steps.

Step 1 | Ownership of Domain Name

How To Have Control of Your Website


The first step that will help you have control of your website is to make sure you have ownership of your domain name. If you pay for a domain name with the company or freelancer you can request that you have ownership of the domain name and that you are listed as the registrar. The reason ownership is important is because you are responsible for making sure your domain name never expires. If you domain name expires someone else can buy it and own it, and if you decide that you want to move to a different web design company or freelancer you can continue to use your domain because you own it. This is instead of buying a new one, which would mean all the marking and promoting you did with your previous domain name would go to waste because when a visitor attempts to visit your website with the domain you promoted before, they simply won't find you. Some design companies will transfer your domain name at a cost.

Step 2 | Ownership of Hosting

How To Have Control of Your Website


The next step and the most important one is making sure you have ownership of the hosting of your website. When you own your hosting you have complete control of your website. No one can go in and make changes to your website without both your permission and login details. The benefit of having ownership of your hosting is that you never have to worry about your website being taken down; this is the very best way to have control of your website. Let's say the web design company you hired goes out of business or the freelance designer you work with unfortunately passes away or gets ill and is unavailable for a long period of time - they could possible lose their hosting service, which ultimately means your website gets shut down. Not only will your site be offline, but because you don't own your hosting you may not have access to the cpanel where you can find your website files. Therefore, if you ever needed to move your website somewhere else, you couldn't if you don't have control of your website and the site files associated with your site.

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TAKE THE FIRST STEP WITH OWNERSHIP OF YOUR DOMAIN

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