Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for choosing your domain name
Your domain name is your online calling card.
It’s the public identity of your brand and the way customers can find your website, so it needs to be catchy, easy to remember, and indicative of your site’s purpose.
But even if you create the perfect name for your site, that name may already be taken by one or more of the billions of websites around the world.
That’s why checking the availability of your desired domain name should be the first step in setting up your self-hosted business or personal website.
1. Ask your friends
Often the right idea is missing, which is why a different perspective can be helpful. Ask acquaintances and friends for inspiration. Which concepts fit the new company or your own blog? Brainstorming together with other leaves you with insights that you usually wouldn’t have come up with on your own. You should take your time when choosing the right domain since you will use the address for many years if all goes well.
2. Think about touchpoints
The domain name may not only be relevant for your website, but it may also be important for search engine optimisation. It’s becoming more and more common for people to connect with projects and companies via social media. Numerous online businesses are also on sales platforms so make sure you can also be found there. A uniform brand that is reflected in the domain name is therefore crucial.
3. Find a catchy name
To be successful on the Internet, it helps if your domain name is as simple and memorable as possible. A URL that is too long is hard to enter and even harder to remember. So don’t include too many words and hyphens. Puns are always well received and are more likely to be remembered. Link your name to .app, .shop, or a city top-level domain like .ae for a catchy URL.
Can I upgrade my plan anytime?
Yes. If your website has the potential to grow but doesn’t yet have large amounts of traffic and files, it would be better to start with one of our smaller hosting plans and upgrade it only as more resources become necessary. Our plans give you the flexibility to grow and continue to develop your sites as much as you need to.
Do you keep a backup of my website?
Yes. We keep backups for internal reasons, however, we recommend clients to keep their own backups.
What is the difference between shared hosting vs. cloud hosting?
The primary difference between shared vs. cloud hosting is that on cloud hosting the website files actually exist on multiple servers, these servers themselves are also shared so it’s kinda-sorta like having multiple, duplicate shared hosting accounts. The reason is that with shared hosting if the one server goes down, the websites become unavailable, but with cloud hosting if one server goes down then the other cloud servers ensure that the websites remain available online.
How can I transfer my web hosting to Liqwit?
We make it very easy to transfer your existing website, emails and even your existing domain registrations to us.
Contact us to handle the migration worry-free.
Not sure which plan to choose or can’t find one that suits your business?
Contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Tailor-made plans are also available.