If you like the Internet, you have to love Texas. The Lone Star State is home to the largest web-hosting companies in the U.S., with over 50,000 of the busiest websites in the world calling it home. That’s more than twice as many as Mountain View, California, the second largest web-hosting hub in the U.S.
So why is this important? If you have a website and you don’t know who hosts it, you may not even know who owns it. You could have a contract that says your content is owned by someone else if you haven’t taken the time to read the fine print. You could be essentially working for someone else.
There are a few basic things you need to do to make sure you own your website and content. First, check your contract. Next, set up auto-renewal to make sure no one can take your site and content by default. Beef up your security to keep from losing control.
Learn the basics about websites and web hosting so you’ll never be unsure of your future. Your website can be a lifeline for your business as long as you don’t allow it to become a lifeline for someone else’s business. Check out this infographic for more.