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How much will my website cost?
When embarking on the journey of creating a website, the inevitable question arises: "How much will it cost?" The well-worn adage, "You get what you pay for," holds true in the realm of website development. If you aspire to have a standout, dynamic, and visually appealing website, free templates might not cut it. Web design service costs can vary significantly, so let's explore the factors that influence them.
Comparing Website Designs to Cars
One interesting way to grasp the different costs associated with website development is to draw a parallel with cars. Just as cars come in various types, website designs do, too:
- Second-Hand Vehicle: These websites are akin to second-hand cars. They're often created using standard templates from web-building platforms like Wix or Weebly. Owners pay primarily for domain hosting, which ranges from zero to around £ 1,000. While you can build an eye-catching website on a tight budget using DIY platforms, these sites have limitations and demand time and creativity.
- New Everyday Runaround: Small business websites are like runaround cars. They typically cost between £1,000 and £5,000, offering essential business information, social media integration, Google Maps, and Google Analytics. Hiring a developer for these sites helps establish a professional online presence.
- BMW or Mercedes: E-commerce and custom feature websites equate to luxury vehicles like BMWs or Mercedes. These websites require slick, professional designs and advanced functionality and might cost between £3,000 and £20,000.
- Aston Martin or Ferrari: Large companies opt for bespoke websites, likened to upmarket cars. These sites are custom-created and designed to fulfil specific business needs. They don't rely on standard templates and can range from £10,000 to £50,000 or more.
|Cost Breakdown||Price||More Info|
|Monthly subscription||£0||WordPress is free|
|Apps/plugins (optional)||£0 - £100 per month||There are both free and premium plugins. Some charge a one-off fee, while others, you need to pay monthly or annually to use.|
|Themes||£0 - £50||There are both free and premium themes. You only pay a one-off charge for premium themes rather than an ongoing subscription.|
|Hosting||Typically £6 per month||Hosting is an essential cost. It’s rare to find a host that accepts monthly payments, so you should expect to pay a minimum of £60 per year upfront.|
|Domain name||£1 - £1,000s per year||This is dependent on the name chosen|
|Security||£0 - £3 per month||Security can come built-in to your hosting plan, but it’s worth investing in extra security measures. There are free security plugins you can choose from if you’re on a tight budget.|
|IceRocket Design||£65 per hour||This is the one off charge for building your new site. The total cost will be dependent on how complex the site will be.|
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