Save money by knowing your web service provider details
As you start interviewing website designers for your website project, they will most likely ask you about your website service provider details. These can include the following questions:
- Who is your website hosting company? Who hosts your website?
- Is your domain name registered through your hosting company? If no, who is your domain name registrar?
- Who controls your emails (i.e. hosting company, gmail, exchange server, internal server)?
Depending on the answers that you provide, the designer might need to be involved more in helping you find out these critical details. This can inrease project costs slightly.
I can tell you from personal experience that the process of finding out website service provider information usually means I’m communicating with the client and sometimes their service providers and doing research online to find all the pieces of the puzzle that I need to get the full picture of their situation.
This process is very time consuming and can delay a project getting started by 1-2 weeks because of waiting on answers from different providers.
So what can you do?
There are pieces of information that aren’t difficult to find out but are important for you to have on file for a “just in case” situation. As well being able to provide this information to your website designer will save them time and energy.
The PDF below gives you a printable list of information a website designer would like to receive and the techniques on how to find this information yourself. Don’t worry if you can’t find all the information, just fill in the document as best as you can.