All the technologies out there are moving and evolving so fast that it’s hard to keep up. As soon as you learn one and start to get comfortable another comes along. After talking to an old friend I was made aware that web designers are often like this. You see, the bad thing is that when your designer leaves town or hits the lottery and retires, he just drops the little duty of making sure things are working for your business website. I wouldn’t do business that way. You can’t just leave people or walk out on a business arrangement. People are depending on the service that you are providing, the service that you helped them develop and that they have become accustomed to using. You created a business tool for them to use and they need you to change the content or add a function, you can’t just be unavailable forever. If someone is leaving this business, they need to find a replacement who has access to the files and the permissions and know how to change them. Wow, actually, now that I think about it, I am reminded that two people I’ve spoken with have had this happen to them and it really put them in a bad spot. Building a brand and growing a virtual business is real work and real business and needs to be treated that way. You don’t do all that promoting and generating traffic to a site then just drop all of that in the toilet. A perfect example would be, your designer is nowhere to be found, doesn’t pay his bill with the host and then your site gets the plug pulled. By by baby. All of your hard work is down the drain. When doing business, my advice would be to have the designer have a plan in place in case he decides to leave the business. Hosts and domains can be transferred, so it would just need to be done.