Very often people ask me, “how much does a website cost?” It’s a good question but difficult to give a straightforward answer. It depends on many factors like the website type, size, features. If someone asked you how much is a car, or how much is a phone, can you give an exact price? It is difficult to tell without knowing the brand, model, options and whether its new or used etc. Same as cars or phones the cost of a website varies.
A website will have a initial cost to build. It will also have monthly/yearly maintenance costs. In the current market, the initial cost to build a website can vary from about US$250 (for a very simple website) to millions of dollars (think of large and complex websites like Facebook.com or Amazon.com). The maintenance cost can be about $100 annually for a small and very basic website. For large, complex websites it can easily run into thousands of dollars.
In the past 3 years here at Zeeron Solutions, we have undertaken to build many small to medium size websites. For small website we have charged $250 to $1000 depending on the website requirements and features. We charge $1000 to $5000 for medium size website like ecommerce sites with payment gateways or self-editable websites with a content management system (CMS) and small online systems etc. Again it all depends on the website features, complexity, time, custom graphic designing, custom web development/programming requirements and many more.
I didn’t go into specific details about website costs in this blog post but if you have anything specific to asked or know please leave a comment below and let me know. I’ll reply and try to help you.
I’ll also like to hear from you about your experiences with website costs. Please feel free to share your experiences, thoughts and suggestions about costs and prices in the comments below. Thank you!
Update: If you found this interesting you might also like to checkout a newer blog post I wrote about WordPress website prices here.