How to preserve the investment you have made in your website
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE, PLEASE
make certain that you have a backup of your website, preferably
A number of our clients, when they retain us to create a website
for them, tell us that they had a website before, but lost it.
Usually, the webhost they were using 'went under' (3web.com, home.com,
etc.) and the client didn't have a copy of the website anywhere
else. Often they had lost contact with their webmaster, who may
or may not have had a copy.
Unfortunately, after time passes, they realize they need a website
and must pay again to have a new one created.
IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOURSELF from this, if you already have
a website, contact your webmaster right now and ask them to make
a copy of your website on CD or have them email a zipped copy to
you (if it is not TOO large). There will probably be a fee for this
Or, better yet, ask them how to connect your computer to the
webhost (the place where your website resides) so you can copy the
entire website down to your own computer (it likely will take very
little space, very little time, and can save you a lot of time and
Usually, the login URL for backing up, seeing website statistics,
and controlling your email addresses is
Username: the username you get or got from your webmaster or webhost
Password: the password you get or got from your webmaster or webhost
If you have an ecommerce store: Backing up your store
Please note that backing up your store is very important, as your
website changes every time you add/change/delete products, and as
customers sign up, buy products, etc.
You can back up your website and your store, and download the backup
to your computer by following these instructions.