WEBSITE DESIGN COST – WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF A WEBSITE?
Visual Marketing Partners works at an hourly rate of $150, and we create our website price estimates based on this number, as do many other web design companies out there. Web design costs will usually be determined based on the estimated number of hours that will be spent on your site’s design, development, and maintenance. For this reason, it is important to have a good idea of the features that you would like for your site to include and where you will be obtaining your site’s content before getting a website cost estimate.
At Visual Marketing Partners, we work under the assumption that websites will be made responsively, that is they will look great on all screen sizes and devices, and that sites will be built using a CMS, or content management system. Because Google punishes rankings for non-mobile-friendly sites, a business can no longer afford to have a website that is not responsive. Content management systems ensure that you will be able to make changes to your website after it is built with relative ease.
While the price of a website will vary depending on your individual needs, here is a breakdown of the general costs incurred by a website:
WHAT DOES A WEBSITE COST?
Domain Name: $10-$100 per year for new domains
Some old domains can sell for millions, but you probably want your own new one.
Hosting: $100/month; $50 – $1,200/year
This depends on the type of hosting you choose (dedicated, shared, free).
Update servers, plugins, security monitoring, & back-ups
Additional fees may be required for additions like SSL (Secure Socket Layer certificate) or static IP Address.
WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in the world with over 60 million installations and growing. We have worked on thousands of WordPress projects, from small blogging solutions to large-budget enterprise-sized implementations.