G-Suite A Tool worth considering
or Google Apps as it was previously named, is something worth considering. It comes in multiple levels starting at free for 14 days.
G-Suite allows you to use or create your professional email address for your domain and further improves email deliverability. But that’s only the start….
What is a professional email address? It is an email address that incorporates your domain name. Not @Yahoo or @gmail of some other mailers domain. If your site domain name was “MyGreatSite.com” then your professional email should be “firstname.lastname@example.org.
A professional email address give you authority and gives people confidence when dealing with you.
So how do we do it?
First you obviously need to have a website. Which means you have a domain name. Next you need G-Suite. For a website owner it offers some very unique abilities not found anywhere else on the web. When you sign up, you get to use your Domain name for the new G-Suite account. Then you create email address at that domain name. You get mailboxes for those email addresses that are accessed on the Gmail platform but with your domain suffix instead of the .gmail suffix.
There are many mail providers around. Even the ones you will see given as free with some web hosting. The plain truth is that there is not another platform out there that comes even close the the Google Gmail interface and platform. It is easy to use, intuitive, clean, flexible and has endless connectivity with other applications. Its just the winner hands down.
While there is a monthly cost involved for G Suite it is small. Even just for the Google Drive quota that comes with the G-Suite account it is the cheapest space on the web.
So what is the rundown?
Where should I buy my Domain Names
This might seen a pretty straight forward thing. You would assume, the easiest option would be to buy Domain names through your Hosting company.
Well yes and no.
There are arguments for and against.
Most Hosting companies primary business is to supply website hosting.
The ability to offer Domain names for purchase, became an addon service that complimented their business.
They are able to sign you up for hosting, secure a domain name, and get you online with less delay.
Now there are companies that started the other way round.
Their primary business is to register Domain names, and broker the transfer of domain names between 3rd parties.
For them Hosting and other services were added later as complimentary services.
You can register a Domain name with them without hosting.
Changing your Hosting provider
I actually have all my Domain names registered at a dedicated Domain Name registrar.
I have access directly to the DNS records, and can point each Domain to whichever hosting company I choose to use.
If i feel the need to change hosting companies through service or suitability issues, I can easily do so.
All I need is:-
- a current backup of my website
- to install wordpress on the new host,
- then point the DNS records to it.
(The files on the old host should be deleted but if you closed your hosting with them they should wipe it anyway)
So that’s one option.
What if I were to have all my domain names registered through my hosting company
So Now need to change to a new Host?