One of the frequent questions people used ask when it comes to building a website is: How much does it REALLY cost to build a website? The truth is, the cost of building a website depends totally on your personal budget and requirements. However, in this article, we will try to give you an idea about how much roughly it will cost to put up a website.
No matter what kind of website you want to create, it’s important to know what all factorsinvolved in setting up your site.
- Domain name (e.g. Google.com, hellopixels.com)
- Website builder (e.g. WordPress)
- Web hosting (depending on the website builder)
Your domain name is simply your website’s address on the internet, like Google.com or hellopixels.com. It is what your customer’s types into their browsers to access your website.
Once you register a domain name with a domain name provider(godaddy.com, nic.ae), you’ll get the right to use that domain name for your website for a year. Your website developer will help you to renew your domain from the same domain name registrar as long as you want to keep the name for your site. And if you ever lose interest in your domain name, then you can let it expire so that someone else can purchase it.
The website builder is the platform used for developing the website and it’s selection completely depends on the web developer. Share your requirements with us and let us decide which development platform suits the website with the specific requirement and it’s totally depends on the complexity of the functionalities required for the website.
Web hosting is like buying a home for your website to stay. This is the place where you store the content and files of your website.
When a visitor tries to access your website by typing in your website address (domain name), then they will be directed to the website files stored on your web hosting server.
How much does building a typical website cost you?
Depending on your needs, building a website can cost anywhere between $300 and $500. If you need a feature-rich, custom-built website, it can go as high as $30,000 or more.
To build a static, single page website, you’ll need to have a budget for the domain name,web hosting and web developer cost. A domain name usually costs around $14.99 per year and web hosting around $7.99 per month. Altogether, starting a site will cost you as low as $110.87 annually along with a one-time development and setup cost as low as $300.