On previous Earth Days, stories and statistics about pollution, global warming and environmental destruction dominated the media spotlight. To celebrate the Earth Day, Doteasy wants helping you use less paper in the office and at home:
Now that you have registered your .COM domain name. What’s next? Sit back, and enjoy?! Not yet!!
There are a handful of domain extensions in the market, including .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .mobi. It’s important to register at least a few of them. Here are some reasons why:
Reduce the chance of competition
Quite often, people only remember the name of a company, but not its website. So, when they want to visit that particular business’ website, they may forget the domain extension. Therefore, it’s important to register multiple domain extensions for your primary domain name in order to secure your online identity, and prevent competitors from purchasing the other extensions of your domain.
Target different audiences
When you register a country code top-level domain name, such as .US, .CA, or .CO.UK, you can design your website content in such a way that it specifically targets different groups of people based on their location.
Domain Forwarding – A Great Easy Way to Manage a Website with Multiple Domain Extensions
Having multiple domain extensions for your website is definitely an advantage, and it doesn’t take much added effort either. Instead of creating a different website for each of your domain extensions, you can simply forward each of your domain extensions to your primary domain extension by Domain Forwarding. Domain forwarding allows you to direct a domain name to another website and it is included free with all Doteasy web hosting accounts. So, for example, if a user visits www.yourbusiness.ca, and you have enabled domain forwarding for your .CA domain to your .COM domain, they will be redirected to www.yourbusiness.com. In cPanel, there is a function called “Redirects” under “Domains” and you can simply forward your domain to another web page or site. Watch this video as it features Doteasy Graham explaining to you in details about the benefits for domain forwarding as well as the steps to execute the domain forwarding. If you have problems in setting the domain forwarding in your cPanel, submit a support ticket by visiting our Contact us Page.
More Domain Extensions Coming Soon
Speaking of domain extensions, many new Generic top-level domain extensions (gTLD) will become available in the market very soon and we are considering including some of these new gTLD in our domain extension list. Please let us know if you are interested in any particular gTLD so that we can better suite your needs. Cheers!
Check out our blog posts for instructions on how to implement the two recommendations above by clicking the provided links if you haven’t already done so.
Now that your website has been around for a month, you want to know how popular your website actually is. How can you achieve that? Are there any coding or special programs needed to install on the website? For Doteasy customers who are currently using cPanel Hosting plans, there is nothing extra you need to install. Simply login to your cPanel to access a feature called Webalizer. This feature provides you an analysis of your website traffic. With Webalizer, you can learn more about the demographics of your visitors (who they are, where are they are from, etc), the popularity of the different pages on your website, or even the details about search strings. We’ve made a short video on explaining in details about what Webalizer is, as well as how to navigate in Webalizer.
With all these statistics info, you can find the strengths and weaknesses of your website. For example, you can customize your content, based on your visitor demographics info and search strings. You can also view which of the external websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, advertisements on external websites) bring you the most traffic with the details of Webalizer.
If you need any assistance, please contact us and our Customer Support Team is happy to assist you.
Everyone should backup their websites regularly! It is quick and easy and will give you peace of mind.
But why should I back up my own site? Doesn’t Doteasy backup my website anyways?
Yes, we do backups of your website, but the backups are mainly for our benefit, for example, the server crashes completely and we need to restore all the websites from that server onto a new one. All of the files from a server backup would be jumbled together. Also, when we perform our backups, it may not be the moment you make changes to your websites. So our backups may not include the latest changes of your websites.
Basically, our requirements for keeping backups of your server are different from your requirements for keeping a backup of your website. So, it is always good to make your own backups.
It’s very easy to do backup in cPanel. We’ve prepared a simple video tutorial for your guidelines. Hope you find it helpful!
Lack of time to do backups?
We know that a lot of our cusotmers do not have the time to do regular backups. May we suggest our Managed Hosting plan which helps you perform automated backup service. In addition, our Managed Hosting plan helps customers import, export, and optimization of the MySQL databases. For more info, please visit our service page for full details!
We know that for those with little HTML experience, building a website can be both a difficult and tedious task. To help solve this problem, Doteasy has web tools such as our Website Creator and Softaculous to help customers jumpstart their websites without going through any coding. These user-friendly and powerful tools can build a website in just a few clicks. To better demonstrate how quick and easy it is to build a website, we’ve stepped outside our studio to make this “inspired by a true story” video so you’ll know how to make good use of Softaculous in your daily life. Enjoy!