Are you wondering how much you should spend on your new business website? Want to know the key factors that can affect the total price you’ll pay?
Who Is Hosting This share the items you need to consider plus some average prices in this infographic.
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Every website needs a domain name to be hosted online, you can either buy a brand new name, or purchage one that’s been registered for a while
Brand New Domains
Brand New Domain will cost about Rs. 100 – 1000 a year, depending on the Registrar* and TLD**.
(*Registrar is the company like GoDaddy, BlueHost, Hostgator etc.)
(**TLD refers to : .com, .org, .net, .in, .co.in etc)
Aged Domains can cost hundreds or even million of Dollors/Rupees.
Price depend on many factors including :
Examples : digitalmarketing.com – Rs. 2,33,000 in 2017
Digital.cloud – Rs. 86,66,666.24 in 2017
You will pay a domain free every year to keep the domain, which varies depending on registrar.
Every website needs web hosting to be online. Your web designer/developer can help you secure web hosting, but this is not typically included in the design and development fees.
Many websites are hosted on the same server
Think of a server as an apartment building.
Each “Apartment” gets its own space and web address, but you are stuck with whatever the apartment building gives you.
If you want shared hosting then Spend as little Rs. 500 per month.
It is more expensive than shared hosting but gives you more control over the hosting enviournment.
Many websites are hosted on the same server, but each account gets more control, similar to what dedicated servers provide.
You are still sharing the server, so you get an “apartment” but you have the freedom to do what you want with the apartment.
If you want Virtual private server hosting then Spend about Rs. 2000 per month.
Dedicated servers are best for sites that are highly trafficked, and need extra security.
You are in control of the server.
You get your own apartment building and are in complete control on it.
You choose what software to run, how many websites to host etc.
Dedicated servers are the most expensive way to host a website.
If you want Dedicated server then Spend about Rs. 10000 per month.
Total Cost on Hosting (Estimate) : Rs. 5000 per Year to Rs. 100000 per Year.
Cost can vary significantly depending on the scope of work required.
(price range Free to Rs. 7000)
This is more cost effective than something that will require heavy modification, or something that will need to be built from the ground up;
Custom Themes Price range are Rs.35000 to Rs.200000.
If the designer needs to provide that, think about how much they will have to provide.
Stock Photographs/Graphics can be costly, depending on the size you need. Expect to pay around Rs. 1000 to 2000, but other image will cost more.
Content depends on
1. How many pages of content will your website need?
2. Are you providing that, or will the designer need to do it?
3. Will you outsource it to a copywriter, or write it yourselt.
4. If you wrote it do you have the time and ability?
Content Quality will vary depending on who you hire, and cost varies with quality.
Freelance non-native English speaker will write for around Rs. 300 per page.
Agencies can charge Rs. 5000+ per page.
Development or functionality depends on many things such as
1. Do you need more than a simple contact form?
2. Do you want your site to deliver dynamic content ?
3. Will you need a forum?
4. Do you want to include a blog?
5. Will you need an ecommerce platform?
6. Will your website be membership based?
7. Will your website need to be compatible with any third party platforms?
Additional costs may be incurred for updates and website maintenance.
According to functionality it can be around from Rs. 10000 to Rs. 700000+.
Depending on which decisions you make along the way you can plan on spending hundreds. Or even thousands of rupees. Low and estimate come from shared hosting with pre-made themes and graphics, higher and amounts come from dedicated hosting and/or completely custom design and coding robust features.