It’s easy to overlook things when you’re engrossed in the day-to-day events of running a business or focused working on projects, so we’re just taking a few minutes of your time to share a few pointers and help you with your website:
A website works while you sleep. Barring DoS attacks, a cut cable somewhere on the ocean floor, or Skynet dropping the boom — or you forgetting to renew your hosting subscription — your business website is up 24/7/365. An asset like that deserves proper care and maintenance to keep on working for you the way you have it designed to.
If you haven’t done it yet, just take the next three minutes to write down all the maintenance dates and details for your website — and then put copies of the information where it makes sense to put them, whether as an extra page in your operations manual, an index card in your day-planner, or a laminated printout for your files.
For added assurance, reinforce the data with reminders on your preferred calendar app or your business planner.
- When do you need to renew your hosting, domain name, and security certificates?
- Are your security details updated for your hosting, security and domain authorities — down to the correct email address, updated contact numbers, and even the credit card expiration date, if it comes to that?
- Are the charges for those items on an auto-debit or automatic billing cycle?