The cost of a website depends totally on your need which is said every person in the market or in industry.
But is it true? Read the full answer I have Revealed the truth and actual cost to get a website.
Yes, the above statement is 100% true, but it is incomplete, people try to manipulate the customers saying this statement. The cost of web development also depends on whom you hire, what CMS platform he is using, is he writing the whole script, is he a hardcore designer, and the main thing how much time he is taking to complete your project.
Let me show you some of my projects, here is a list of my projects with the price I charged…..
- Course Crown | Coaching Centre | Rs 60,000 | Domain, Hosting and Design. Time Taken 12 Days.
- Laboxd.com | Rs 30,000 | Domain, Hosting and Design. Time Taken 7 Days.————————————————————————————————————— ——
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It’s never a wise idea to spend money on those things which you never need.
Suppose you are a small business and want your online presence then there is no need to give money for payment integration in your website, chat-bots, and all other special functions in your website.
It’s simple math there are so many routes to go from one place to another but choose the shortest one because it takes less time as well as money.
As a customer, you should hire that designer who fulfills your needs in the best possible way with minimum expenditure.
So now the question arises how much will be cost for website design?
In a website design quote, there are only 3 major costs….
- Domain Name
- Design and Development
I will be discussing all these 3 factors in detail, which can guide you to choose among the website designing quotes………
(1) Domain Name:- It is the name of your website or the URL of your website. It has fixed cost, the cost of a domain name generally costs around Rs 600 to Rs 1200 per year. You can buy it form domain registrars like Go Daddy, Big-rock, Name-cheap.
Here is some more information about Domain…
A domain name is the unique internet fingerprint that can be used only you.
Other companies can take similar names but your .com (or .in, .org, etc) belongs to your company. These .com (or .in, .org, etc) are the extensions which is used us.
To ensure rights to this domain name, the name has to be registered annually and factors as a cost. This cost is generally accounted for in the maintenance cost.
(2) Hosting:- In simple words, You need a computer called a server to keep your website file which is always connected to the internet.
In other words, hosting is an online service that enables you to publish your website on the internet.
For this, you need a Hosting Providers (Ex:- Hostgator, Bluehost, Digital Ocean, etc.)
When you buy a hosting service, you rent some space on a server on which you can store all the files and data necessary for your website to work properly.
Before coming to the cost of web hosting, here is something which you should keep in mind….
Like your mobile has limited RAM and Storage. The same is there in the case of the webserver. Your mobile’s RAM decides no. of apps (depending upon size) you can run simultaneously in cases of server it decides how many visitors it can handle at a time…
Here are some other factors needed to check while buying web hosting.
Above are the basic points which you should keep in mind while buying a hosting…. there are so many other factors which you can read via GOOGLE
Now, come at the Hosting cost:- You can easily get the free hosting offers on the internet… but it is not recommended to use free hosting for any business or website as there are so many risks of using free hosting such as hacking, stealing of your data, minimum RAM and Storage.
You should always go for paid hosting to host your website. A good web hosting can cost you between Rs 3000/year – Rs 5000. The hosting quality in this range is enough for small and medium-sized businesses and startups.
Although there are many other options of dedicated hosting which can cost you between Rs 10,000 – RS 12,000 per year. These type of hosting are used a large organization who have high traffic on their website or have a lot of data in their storage.
Here, again comes the developer part how much he is suggesting you invest in Hosting.
I am listing out the type of hosting with the specification image, which will help you in choosing the best hosting.
- Shared Hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- Dedicated Server Hosting
SSL:- SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) It is a green padlock symbol saying the secure word in most of the browsers. You can get this symbol for free many paid hosting providers. It shows the authenticity of the website in the eye of Google.
While paid SSL Certificates are used for payment gateways to ensure a secured connection between server and browser.
I recommend using a free SSL Certificate for small & medium-sized businesses and startups as they don’t need payment gateways.
Business E-mails:- It is simply an email that you use specifically for your business. Normally, your business email address includes your domain name within it such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get these business emails for free along with your paid hosting. Most of the hosting providers provide 5 business emails for along with the hosting and it is enough for a small or medium-sized business.
Well, if you did not like the hosting then you can migrate your website from one hosting to another hosting provider any time.
Migration Cost:- It takes a few hours to a day for a website to migrate for one hosting another, depending on the size of the website & the time taken the developer. A website that is made upon CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Wix can easily be transferred.
The cost of the migration depends upon the size of your website.
Let’s come to the most important part which generally a customer don’t know… most flexible cost.…
Design:- Your simple website can cost anywhere between Rs 3,000 to 10,000 if we remove the developer cost…
In a simpler way,
Suppose you need to edit or change the background of your photo, and you know it can be done some of photo editing tools such as Corel Draw, Adobe PhotoShop or Adobe Illustrator. You can go buy those tools for one year which will cost you around Rs 8,000 per year.
or you might have edit your photo from the phone gallery app or some online tools available on the internet such as Canva.
But you don’t know about these various tools so you went and buy and photo editing tool which is now of no use.
The same thing happens in design also, there are lots of free themes available on the internet which can fulfil your need.
There are many other functions such as the QnA Platform, Classified Platform, Chat, Push notification, etc which can be added to your website. These functions can be added for free some plugins in the websites made upon PHP, Joomla, or WordPress. These all are available for free as well as paid with premium features you can get it custom made if you are demand is not available in these plugins.
But for small and medium-sized businesses most of the theme and plugin related work can be done for free if there is no custom demand.
So, It’s important that your developer has the knowledge of free tools also and thinks in your best interest in order to get the best for your hard-earned money.
Design Cost:- The cost of designing varies from Rs 3000 like for a small static informational website to Rs 30,000+ like for an e-commerce website.
The design cost will totally depend on how you want your website to look.
You can use a theme that can cost less just putting your content in it or you can get custom made which will cost higher to you.
You can get a website designed from scratch according to your wish, which suits your business.
It will largely depend on the skills and qualifications of the developer and the time he invests in your project and time depends largely on the process, not the final result.
Making it clearer,
You can hire a multinational company with highly qualified designers or some freelancer designers & local contractors to build your house. In both cases, they will build houses according to your choice and will use the almost same material and take some time, but the cost of a multinational company will be much higher than the local contractors….
The same happens in website design and development, you can hire a big marketing agency or a freelance designer… in this case, a freelance designer will take less money than the marketing agency.
Maintenance: – Your websites need to be maintained and regularly update to enable it to perform efficiently.
Website maintenance will form an essential part of your cost especially since it is recurring.
Again the cost of maintenance will depend upon your developer skills and qualification and the type of website and database present in it.
Conclusion:- You can get your simple static and informational website designed as little as Rs 3,000 to Rs 30,000 with lots of high-quality features and functionality.
I have written this answer to create awareness and provide knowledge for those people who have a small business or starting up. This article will provide value to them and they can get their requirement fulfilled at the best budget.
I hope most of the queries related to the cost needed to build a website have been solved. If there is still any doubt regarding it, you can post it into the comment and I will add those answers into this.
I’m a freelance Website Developer and Social Media Marketer having experience of more than 4 years. I always study and researches a lot before spending money so that I get what I actually needed at the best price. Be it a domain name, Hosting provider to themes or plugins, and any tools needed to automate the things.
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