You have a business office and have a door to door sales representatives going around to get your business. But, have you thought about expanding your business? We are not talking about physical or local expansion, we are talking about taking your business online, meaning building a website.
But, how much does it cost to make a website?
The answer is simple as well as complicated. Any website developer will give you a monetary quotation and leave the topic at that. However, when you look closer you will see that there are many aspects that go into building a website.
There are two types of costs that one has to keep in mind, the first is the total cost of building a website and secondly, the recurring costs of a website.
Under total cost, you have to look at the initial cost of the website domain, initial web hosting cost and building content for the site.
Whereas, when one asks you a question, how much does a website cost per year? They are asking about the recurring cost, you will then look at the yearly cost of the domain and hosting server. Maintaining and improving a website also can be categorized under recurring costs.
How much does it cost to build or create a website really depends on your business needs and the budget. If you have a very small budget and would like a very simple site with just 2-3 pages and simple images, then you can expect to pay somewhere around $1000. Whereas if you want a feature-rich website that is custom-built with many pages, graphics, payment gateway, etc. then you can look at a figure that can go beyond $35000.
Below we have given a breakdown of the total cost into website domain, web hosting and cost of hiring a web developer:
How much does a website domain cost? How much does web hosting cost?
A domain can cost anywhere from $2 to $8 a month, this includes space, transfer speed, databases, Email accounts, unlimited subdomains.
How much does a website server cost?
Hosting a website on a server can be cost-effective if done on a VPS or Virtual Private Server since it cuts your overhead costs. A VPS can cost from $15 a month to $180 a month where you will get a large storage space, bigger memory, an IP address, and an operating system.
If you want to have a server of your own, then opting for a dedicated server is a good option, and can cost somewhere between $125 and $325 a month.
How much do web developers charge?
Hiring a freelance web developer can pose problems like trust or not meeting a deadline, hence hiring an IT company is much better. Here you are guaranteed a timeline and the website is completed within that timeline. You are also assured of quality, customer support, and troubleshooting support.
Speak to our Website Specialists to know how Alpha InfoLab can help build a website in a professional and cost-effective way.