How Much Websites Cost

Many factors influence how much it will cost to set up and maintain a website.  The size, functionality, and purpose of the site will determine much of the cost.  For example, a large and popular site with lots of videos and pictures will require much more infrastructure than a typical small business website.

Web Page Today specialise in building and managing (optional) websites for individuals, sole-traders, and small businesses.  Typically, there are three areas of cost to consider:

  • Hosting Costs
  • Website Development Costs
  • Maintenance Costs

Hosting Costs 

A hosting company stores your website on their servers so that users can access it from anywhere in the world 24/7.  The hosting company is fundamentally concerned with how much hard drive space your website will take up and how much bandwidth it will use per month.  Most small business websites do not place too great a demand on these finite resources and so hosting costs are cheap.  Typically, you can expect to pay £4-10 per month to host your website.

Design Costs 

To build a slick and functional website takes knowledge, skill, and time.  Building and testing an eCommerce website requires more knowledge and time than a 3-page brochure style site and, as such, they cost more.  The majority of small business websites are 1-10 pages in size comprising text, pictures, social links, maps, and sometimes video.  Typically, you can expect to pay £150-600 for a web developer to build and test a small website.

Management Costs 

Nearly all websites require some degree of maintenance as an ongoing concern.  Things seldom remain static, so it will be necessary to change links, text, and photographs or, in the case of websites built on a Content Management System, update the software and plugins.  Costs vary depending on the level of maintenance required and how often the website is changed.  At Web Page Today we offer training to clients on how to manage and maintain their own websites, thereby reducing ongoing costs.  Alternatively, we can manage your website for you from as little as £9.99 per month.

In addition to all of the above, it is necessary to pay for the registration of your domain name each year.  In the UK, you can register a domain for as little as £3 a year.

As you can see, websites need not cost an arm and a leg.  We can build your website and train you to maintain it for just a few hundred pounds.  We can also host your site from as little as £55 a year.  Click the button below to learn more about the services we offer.

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