Website Planning

Website Planning Information

Domain name - (annually)

If your company provides a service, your service should be located within your domain name.  For example, Marley's computer mod shop for example is called "Club Princess."  The domain clubprincess.com is available but that domain doesn't help customers know what type of company she is.   A more appropriate name would be clubprincesscomputermodshop.com.  a longer name, but it makes sense.  This will help customers find ClubPrincessComputerModShop much easier on search engines.  Your domain name doesn't necessarily need to be your business name. either.   (note: domain forwarding, subdomain name)

Web hosting - (monthly / annually)

your website needs to reside on the internet, godaddy offers good prices and there are a number of quality web hosting companies.  I would stick to hosting companies that are familiar and provide a good level of tech support, especially if your new to this.  There is a host plan for every budget except for free.  Depending on the size of your website and the information being shared resources like storage space, CPU and RAM sizes matter.

Security certificate - <optional>

Secured socket layers is added protection for your website. It uses https:// instead of http://.  As always there are free and paid options.  Go ahead and purchase 2 -3 years upfront and just worry about renewing payment.  The free option is slightly more work, by having to re-cert every month.  Save your time.

Email - (monthly / annually)

i would suggest setting up your domain email address through microsoft or google.  Both offer good level of protection and robust features, but even more for reducing the amount of SPAM new businesses get.  The added feature of a onedrive or google drive for storing non sensitive information in the "cloud" very useful. Free email with web hosting are also good options.

Plug-ins - (monthly / annually)

There is a plug-in for everything but what you end up with a less resources.  Using too many plug-ins will only slow your website down.  Be efficient, be aware and simplify the need for plug-ins.  We'll recommend a few that we use.  The most plug-ins require updates and if you read my previous writing, upgrades and updates can at time be problematic.  So be warned.

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