When deciding to make a website for whatever reasons, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Perhaps the most important one is the price. Whether you are on a budget or are looking to squander money to get the best, there is still a figure you have in mind. However, you need to know that the cost of making a website is not limited to that only.
There are a lot of other costs directly or indirectly related to the website that have to be considered too. Most of these additional costs are luckily flexible and mostly dependent on the scale of your website. The more extravagant you want your website to be, the more the additional costs would be and vice versa.
Domain names have a yearly subscription and do not cost much until or unless the name you are looking for is in high demand or the extension you are looking for is .com. Again, if you are looking to create a high budget website keeping in mind your domain name might be expensive, you can go for the one that you want. Otherwise, you may compromise a bit and settle on a cheap alternative that mind you, is not bad at all!
Once you have bought a domain name, you need a reliable hosting. You have options here as well depending on your need as well as you budget. There is dedicated hosting or shared hosting. Now even cloud hosting has been introduced. Dedicated hosting as the name suggests, only hosts your website and costs more while shared hosting hosts a few websites at the same time.
While shared hosting is cheap, it will also relatively slow down your website. Moreover, the cost also depends on the amount of data and the number of pages you want hosted.
This is one of the most important aspects of a website because it has a huge impact on the audience. It is not just limited to the graphics and the visual appeal of a website but goes much deeper than that. It arranges all media and the navigation of a website. There are a number of free templates that one can make use of.
However, to use more advanced or customized options, you will need to purchase a template of your preference. Also, if your website is detailed and more intricate, a sound and user-friendly navigation will be preferred and cost more. For a simpler website, this won’t be an issue.
Once all of the above is done, you will need to get relevant content written for your website. A well-written, search engine optimized copy will be effective and costly. However, in this head, you have the option of writing it yourself and saving the cost. This obviously depends on how good of a writer you are. You might still have to get the copy optimized if you are not familiar with the technicalities of it.
The above 4 areas broadly compose of all the expenses incurred by a website.
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