What is a domain name registrar?

It’s the place where you purchased your domain name. GoDaddy and NameCheap are common registrars.

  • If you already have an existing website with a custom URL (www.mybusiness.com)… then you have a domain name registrar. If you’re not certain what it is, we can look it up and help you regain access to it.
  • If you don’t have a domain name registered… we can help with that. If you’d like to do it yourself, we recommend NameCheap.com.

What is a web host?

It’s where your website files are stored. Your web host and domain registrar may be one and the same. 

  • If you already have a website on Shopify or SquareSpace… then that service is your web host, but it is not compatible with anything else. If you’d like your website redesigned, you may need a new web host.

What is an SSL Certificate?

It’s a inexpensive and effective website security measure that protects your customers’ data and can also benefit your search rank.

Why is it important to have the website host, domain name registration, and SSL certificate in my name?

This way you fully own your website — both its URL (www.businessname.com) and the files that make up the site. We provide all the necessary logins to you in a spreadsheet, so you can have them for safekeeping.