What is a Web site going to cost?
Establishing a Web site involves two distinct costs: first, the initial outlay for its creation, and second, ongoing costs of getting the Web site onto the Internet, and of maintaining it. Both of these stages involve not only money costs but also some commitment of your time.
- Creating the Web site
Costs can vary widely for designing a custom Web site depending on features and services required, complexity of design and number of pages. Plan to spend at the very least $850 CAD for a simple no-frills custom designed Web site with three to four pages.
Estimating the price can be difficult because project parameters often change as clients immerse themselves in the project and discover new possibilities. Not all changes result in additional costs but when they do, we inform our client and request approval.
- Getting the Web site onto the Internet
Once your Web site is created, you will need to register a domain name (ours is "gingermedia.ca"). Domain names ending in ".ca" will cost about $15 CAD per year.
Domain names ending in ".com" or ".org" will cost about $18 CAD per year.
Then you will need to select a reliable Web hosting service. Web hosting will cost between $7 and $20 per month depending on your needs. Budget for at least $80 CAD per year for a reliable Web hosting starter package.
So when you are ready to explore that new Web site, please contact us for an appointment.
Maintenance and Updating
At GingerMedia we can teach you how to edit text and update images on your Web site. Alternatively, you can hire us to take care of all the details for you.
Budget for at least 1 to 2 hours every three months for Web site related activities such as,
- Keeping event information current
- Adding new value-added information
- Updating or removing dead links
- Maintaining mailing lists
Even though we make every effort to use plain English when talking about technology, there are some technical terms that are helpful to know while planning for a Web site.
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Acquiring a Web site can be overwhelming. Here at GingerMedia, we guide our clients through the process step by step.
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