One of my biggest pet peeves as an online marketer is visiting a company’s website, looking for the contact email and coming across a @yahoo, @gmail, @cogeco etc. email account. Seeing someone use a free email service as their primary business email just comes across as unprofessional. That’s why when you host your website with me, I give you up to 5 free email addresses using your business’ domain name.
In today’s social media world, trust is everything and when it comes down to it, not having a branded company email could be the deciding factor between a customer choosing to contact you or contact your more well-branded competitor.
In most cases, when a client comes to me with a project, they’ve already decided on a domain name. A domain name is the .com, .ca or lesser loved .net or .info URL’s people use to visit your website. In a case where a client doesn’t have a domain name, I do the research and come up with 4 – 8 options on which domain name would best suit their business based on what’s available. I purchase the domain for them and renew it each year well before its expiry date.
There are several different types of web hosting available, but I offer just two: dedicated and shared. Dedicated hosting is a server which is dedicated to a select number of websites thus making it more manageable, safe and secure. Shared hosting is a server which is shared with potentially hundreds of websites, is managed by a company versus a single user and is slightly less secure.
Which option you go with really depends on the type of information your website receives from customers, how much bandwidth you require and your budget.