When you make a decision to establish on-line presence for your business you step in the world of unknown and sometimes confusing terms. Domain name, web hosting, shared hosting, VPS, RAM, dedicated server … you can easily get overwhelmed with all of it if you are not an IT specialist. So where do you start? How do you make sense of it? And how do you determine what is the best for your website? If you are just starting with your first website you need only 2 things: Domain name Web space What is a domain name? In layman’s terms domain name is the name and address of your website.
The customer We all know that “The Customer” is of paramount importance to every successful business and to keep customers satisfied we should run that extra mile. This is a wonderful concept and an opportunity for SMEs to win customers from large corporations. But how long is that extra mile? How much can you sacrifice without feeling abused?
Choosing the right SSL Certificate. You will start considering purchase of SSL Certificate for your website once you start collecting user’s sensitive data. It doesn’t have to be specifically credit card information but any information that your visitors consider private, like home address or phone number. You will need a separate dedicated IP address to setup your SSL certificate, so if you are using shared hosting, make sure that your service provider will be able to provide you one. There can be additional charges associated with setting up a dedicated IP for you. So make sure that you’ve taken all the costs into account.