The benefits of remote hosting, remote mail accounts
and domain names
Having your own domain name (i.e. www.your_name.com.au
) is an asset for your business for several reasons:
Portability: Once your have a domain
name you are the legal owner of the name and your
hosting service only provides the hardware necessary to
link your domain to the World Wide Web.
Should you wish to move to new hosting
service or set-up up a permanent connection on a
computer in your office, then the whole web site can be
moved with the name and the world at large is none the
wiser that a change has taken place. Emails, search
engines and client book-marks continue to address your
domain name no matter where it sits on the Internet.
Identity: A domain name also provides
you with a unique identity just like your company name.
Look at qantas.com.au, ozemail.com.au, microsoft.com,
apple.com and you immediately think of that company.
If you have your web site on the
"free" space your ISP provides then your
identity is linked to their domain name i.e. www.isp_name.com.au/~your_name.
If your ISP goes out of business or
you want to change because of overpricing, poor service,
etc. then your identity has to change as you find a new
This can lead to lost emails as the
system searches for your old address, search engines and
clients who had book-marked your site but can't find you
now and company stationery and advertising needing to be
re-printed, all of which leads to an unnecessary
disruption to your business.
Multiple Email Accounts: Depending on
the level of hosting you choose, you get a number of
email accounts. You can have accounts for individuals (Bob_Smith@your_name.com.au),
for positions (Technical_Director@your_name.com.au)
or for departments (sales@your_name.com.au).
All emails can be retrieved from the mail server linked
to your domain name web space or re-directed to the mail
server of your preferred ISP for retrieval through your
employees personal account.
Having a web site and email account that
is not linked to your ISP has some of the benefits
mentioned for businesses. You have the freedom to change
ISP's without affecting your web address or email address.
With the de-regulation of the
communication industry, many bargains are to be had when
it comes to internet access accounts and if your email and web
site reside with a remote server you are free to pursue
the best internet access deal you can find without affecting your
A remote web site is only a click away
and if you have limited web space allocated by your ISP,
you can create the basis of your web site on your ISP's
server and link to the larger remote web site we provide.
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