Almost a year ago I made a post explaining a bit about "Website hosting" - what it is and why Chilli Chocolate Marketing provides it to our clients if required. Now hosting a company website brings certain responsibilities. Website vandals and malicious hackers are constantly on the lookout for badly-secured websites - they're out there 24/7 performing the digital equivalent of trying doors and windows to see if they're locked and looking under doormats for spare keys.Read More
One day we realised we were running a collection of client websites hosted across different servers, connected through different Internet service providers, running different versions of different types of software, charging different (high) amounts, and even located in different countries.
So what did we do about it?
We're still seeing quite a bit of business-related email from clients and potential clients bearing hotmail, gmail, and bigpond email addresses. This is something that we've talked about before ("Be master of your domain"), but we feel pretty strongly about it! Your email address is often the first thing that a new contact sees - it's their first experience of you and your business. Those valuable milliseconds of eyeball time should be advertising you, not bigpond!Read More