Websites need not be expensive to set up and maintain. The simplest site needs just three components:
- a registered domain name
- suitable web hosting
- one or more web pages
Some commercial web design companies inflate the true cost of a domain name and web hosting and pass this cost onto the client. You need not pay more than:
- Domain name: £5 - £10 per year
- Shared Web hosting: £15 - £30 per year (depending on bandwidth requirements)
A simple one-page static website can cost as little as £100 to develop and install. More complex dynamic websites will cost more to develop and install, particularly if they contain a Content Management System (CMS) and / or additional functionality such as an e-commerce module. Typical costs would range from £300 for a basic Joomla! website with just a few pages, to £750 for a more complex site with, say, e-commerce facilities.
One particular advantage of a website using a Joomla! CMS is that it enables the client to make all future amendments to the website - without needing to know anything about design or code and without having to pay any update / maintenance fees to the web developer.
Please contact JHE Web design for a low-cost solution for your website requirements.