Dental Website Hosting
DOMAINS, HOSTING & EMAILS
There is more to dental website hosting than you may think. It’s not just a matter of uploading your website on a server, there are lots of other aspects to consider which are linked to your general online presence. In this short article, I have written a few tips for consideration if you intend to purchase your own domain, dental website hosting and email accounts. All of which are important to get right. You do not want to end up with a domain which you do not own the rights to, a hosting platform that is unreliable and an email address that advertises another brand as well as yours.
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DENTAL DOMAIN ADDRESS
Before setting up your dental website hosting you will need to acquire a domain address for your dental brand. Searching for the perfect web domain can be a little tricky nowadays. Especially as most of the popular names and suffixes have been registered.
Think about all the possible associate word endings that relate to the overall services your offer such as Dental Care, Dental Clinic, Dentistry or Dental Practice. You can even add a hyphen in between words to prevent shortening or distorting your practice name.
Also, why not consider including a location name in your domain address as this can be highly beneficial when users search on the likes of Google, Yahoo and Bing to find a dentist near their home or workplace.
Above all else, make sure you register your domain with a reputable company. You do not want your domain recorded with someone else’s name claiming to be the real owner. Once you have purchased your domain, you can now shop to find a suitable dental website hosting package.
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Many dentists tend to communicate with patients using their personal email address such as a hotmail or gmail account. Not very professional is it? Think about the appearance of your brand and how it may be perceived by a patient. As well as being more professional, it’s much easier to remember a brand name than an abbreviated personal email address.
You can have your own professional email set-up once you have acquired your domain and dental website hosting facilities. Speak to a website hosting provider who will be able to advise you of your options and can set-up a dedicated branded email address.
There are several mailbox facilities available from a low cost POP3 email accounts to advanced mailbox options that allow you to transfer and store larger files as well as filter spam and junk emails.
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DENTAL WEBSITE HOSTING
Now that you have purchased a domain, you are now ready to choose a suitable dental website hosting platform. If you wish to capture patient data through enquiry forms or dental referral forms then Secure Hosting is the right platform for you. It may be more expensive than standard website hosting but by being secure it’ll provide assurance to patients when entering their personal details online.
Avoid low cost hosting as you may end up with an advertising banner popping up at the top of your website. Cheap dental website hosting can also result in poor reliability. Your website could disappear on occasions or you may experience slow download speeds.
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USERNAMES & PASSWORDS
And finally, keep all your usernames, passwords and access codes in a safe place and don’t show anyone. The easiest option is to let a website design company look after all your dental website hosting accounts so you do not have to worry about losing any important details.
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DENTAL MARKETING & DENTAL BRANDING
For more information about dental website hosting and creating the ideal website for your dental practice, call Alex Nicolaou on 01923 609770 Make the most of your dental brand and marketing opportunities.
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