How not to lose your own website from WebPlatinum

How not to lose your website and business along with it

Date: 2023-05-07

Author: WebPlatinum

When you order a website from WebPlatinum, it is important to remember that your website will require hosting in order to remain active and accessible to users. However, it can be easy to forget to pay for hosting, which can result in your website being taken down. In this article, we will discuss some steps you can take to avoid losing your website if you forget to pay for hosting.

Set up automatic payments

One of the easiest ways to ensure that you never forget to pay for hosting is to set up automatic payments. Many hosting providers, both in Ukraine and in other countries, offer this option. By setting up automatic payments, you can ensure that your hosting fees are paid on time each month.

Set up payment reminders

If automatic payments are not an option, you can set up payment reminders. Many email clients, such as Gmail, allow you to create reminders for important events, including bill payments. Set a reminder for a few days before your hosting payment is due to ensure that you have enough time to make the payment.

Keep track of payment due dates

Another way to avoid losing your website is to keep track of payment due dates. Make a note of the due date on your calendar or in a planner so that you do not forget. You can also create a spreadsheet or use an app to track payment due dates for all of your bills.

Keep your contact information up to date

It is important to keep your contact information with the hosting provider up to date, so that they can contact you if there are any issues with your hosting account. Make sure that your email address and phone number are current so that you can be notified if there are any problems with your account.

Have a backup plan

Finally, it is important to have a backup plan in case you do forget to pay for hosting. Make sure that you have a copy of your website files stored on your computer or in the cloud so that you can quickly restore your website if it is taken down due to non-payment. If you do not want to monitor these processes yourself, you do not have enough experience or time - WebPlatinum will provide periodic backup services.

In conclusion, forgetting to pay for hosting can result in the loss of your website. However, by setting up automatic payments, payment reminders, keeping track of payment due dates, keeping your contact information up to date, and having a backup plan, you can avoid losing your website and ensure that it remains accessible to users.

P.S. One of WebPlatinum's clients missed the payment deadline, didn't take care of the back-up copy, didn't warn us in advance that he wouldn't be able to manage the site, and the site was completely lost. However, he was lucky that shortly before the end of the hosting period, we carried out work on filling the site with new content and we kept a copy, which allowed us to restore the entire site and 95% of the content.

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