The idea of “owning” a website is a bit of an outdated concept. It is very important that you own your DOMAIN NAME so that a company can’t hold you hostage should you try to leave. We've found that many of our competitors end up taking control of their client’s domain names by making the client think they need to. When the client is unhappy and tries to leave, they find that the process to get their domain back is difficult and stuck or they have to start with a new domain name. That will never happen with One Smart Sheep.
“Owning” your website where you can save it to a disk and take it with you usually comes at a hefty price tag, often in the thousands of dollars upfront for anything of real quality and that does not include the cost of making even a minor update to information on the site, let alone keeping up with software and security updates that need to be applied. You can end up spending thousands more over the long term, which in many cases prevents businesses from updating their website.
Since a website should be updated often for Search Engine Optimization, keeping costs down is important for small business owners. With One Smart Sheep you only have to pay your monthly subscription and you get your website, hosting and updates without the fear of having to cough up additional outrageous expenses. All plans include the design, development, hosting, and updates to both content and the software that powers your website.
That said, if you choose to leave One Smart Sheep, but you absolutely love the site and want to take the design with you, we do have options available.
Since we are putting all the effort into your site with no setup fees or upfront costs, you can buy-out your site for a nominal fee that is based on how long you’ve been with us. Since we are giving you thousands of dollars in service while you are only paying as you go, the costs are reduced as time goes by.
You’ll get the pages of your site, the design, and all of the content, exported into flat HTML files that you can host anywhere.