How much does a website cost?
Updated: Nov 8, 2020
Do you need a website and have no idea how much it will cost?*
Find out about the DIFFERENT ELEMENTS you need to build your website and where you can SAVE.
DOMAIN NAME - $10-$20/yr
If you want your business to have it's own website address there is no way around buying a domain name. (yourcompanyname.com.au) Lucky it is not expensive, it's more about finding the name you want is available.
Do you have a domain name in mind? Check availability on Godaddy.com.
BE AWARE domain providers offer the first year much cheaper, following years are often more expensive.
HOSTING - from around $80-$240/yr
Your website needs to be saved somewhere to be accessible for others. You will need a space on a 'server'. These servers are owned by third party companies.
Hosting is like rent you need to pay for your website to live on a server owned by a third party.
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Hosting companies with a fantastic reputation are Siteground and Bluehost.
BE AWARE hosting quality is important. It is worthwhile spending a bit extra for improved SPEED, SECURITY and great CUSTOMER SRVICE in case your website is hacked or not working.
If you don't know anything about hosting talk to your website designer and they will get this up and running for you. There are a range of cost options depending on the extent and complexity of the website.
WEB DESIGN - from around $500
Web Design usually includes the layout of your website, pages, theme, colours, structure, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) etc.
Hire a website designer of your choice. Cost depends on how many pages are required for your website. If you want a customised website with your input it will cost from around $500.
Of course there are cheaper offers out there. Just make sure it is a customised site with SEO and security SSL certificate. Also check for customer service and how much they charge for additional items on your website - like contact form, shop, blog, booking form etc.