New Zealand is quite a unique country in many ways, in relation to business it ranks in the top five countries in the world for small businesses per capita. This doesn’t surprise me as after living here for 10 years working in the industry I have helped many such business start off online with their first website.
You have a great looking website, you have spent ages getting the site ranked in Google and trying to figure out exactly how you get any business through Facebook. Then someone asks you why your website doesn’t use SSL, and you think, “Mmm that padlock thing on the web browser do I need that?”
In the recent past, SSL was the domain of eCommerce websites using credit cards for payment but not any more!
So you want to set up a website / online presence for your business, you know what the domain name should be now where is the best place to buy that domain?
To answer that question it is probably best to take a step back and just confirm you have the right domain name; there are a few rules you might want to look through.
This is a bit of a trick title when you think about it - unless you are using a service like Gmail or Hotmail, then you are already paying for your email. Most hosting accounts including all the ones we offer at Lightning Host, allow email accounts to be hosted on the web hosting account. You pay for the web hosting, so you are also paying for your email.
As we come to the end of 2016 I think it is important to reflect over the past year, to lessons we have learned moving forward to 2017. One of the big learnings from this year has been the general increase in websites that have been hacked compared to previous years. Nine years ago I was the lead designer at a web company and we saw hacked websites even then but there were generally defacings of some description, not nice and damaging to your brand but generally easily fixed.