What else do I need for my website?
What does my website need?
Your website needs a name and a place to live!
You must have a domain name. That is, your website’s address where people can find you. An example would be www.mybusinessname.com. This is registered through a Domain Registrar for which there is an annual fee paid to the registrar.
Next, you will need a hosting service. This is a company that has a lot of computer servers and where your website’s files, code, scripts etc. will be securely kept. The hosting company will charge an annual fee for their service.
If you haven’t registered your domain name or set up your hosting account, below are some companies that I have used for a long time.
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Register your Domain Name
Namespro.ca – Register your domains for $12.88 CDN.
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Hosting your Domain
Every Website has to have hosting, which is a secure server where your website’s files reside. Please speak to us about the best type of hosting for your Website. This can vary depending on the kind of Website you have. Here are two companies I use all the time and have been very happy with their services for many years.
Canadian Cloud Storage
Sync is a Canadian company with servers in Canada for DropBox-like cloud storage.
We can help provide high-quality stock photographs that you can use for your site or assist you in taking your own.
Check out the following stock photography website to see what’s available.
Canstockphoto.com offers really cheap images. However, because of their low prices, you will see these images a lot more on the Web.
Managing your Events
Do you need to manage events and sell tickets for your workshops or seminars? Then check out Eventbrite. It’s free for organizers to use as long as you’re not charging for tickets. If you are charging for events, then there’s a charge, of course.
Here’s an interesting website to check if you have an email account that has been compromised in a data breach or if a password has been used in a hack. The site warns against using your current password as this could be harvested.