Customers would be wondering exactly how much money they are going to spend before setting up a website. Actually, it is not easy to figure out because there might be some additional costs.
In addition to web hosting and domain names, customers have to consider if they need some other features or applications like shopping cart, themes, plugins and ads. Sometimes, they are included in hosting packages, or customers can buy these things separately.
In this article, we are plan to help customers analyze and summarize their potential cost during the process of setting up a website.
Domain name is the web URL that people can find customers’ website through it. It is unique, and no one can use it on the Internet, but the owner. If customers do not need a premium domain, the cost of registering a new domain is quite affordable that usually around $10/yr.
Customers can buy a domain name from large domain registrars like GoDaddy and 1and1. Besides, they can also choose those web hosts who provide a free domain name. However, majority of the free domains are only free for the first year.
Generally, the cost of web hosting is main part of the total cost. It is suggested that customers choose those reputable and large hosting companies to reduce risks. Some customers are easily attracted by extremely cheap services offering by small companies. But these services often contain a lot of hidden fees.
Shared hosting is the best choice if customers buy hosting for the first time, or they are bloggers and small business owners. Shard hosting is cheap that the price is usually under $5/mo. And customers can make their cost lower by using some coupons and promotions.
Application and Themes
Reliable web hosts like Bluehost, WebHostingHub, and Arvixe offer tons of free applications in their hosting packages. For example, image galleries, forum software, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and etc.
These useful applications allow customers build their websites easily and efficiently. However, if the hosting package does not include needed applications, software, or customers want some custom themes and advanced plugins, they have to pay more money for these things.
Some Other Possible Costs
Advanced hosting products: VPS hosting, cloud hosting or dedicated server can give customers’ website larger flexibility and higher security. Customers need to know that all of these hosting services are more expensive than shared hosting, if they want to upgrade.
Marketing and Ads: business owners would care about this part. Web Hosts offer customers limited Google AdWords, Facebook ads, or Bing advertising services. Without doubt, it helps customers websites get more traffic. Subsequently, customers must spend more money to maintain the favorable trend.
In summary, if customers’ budget is limited, they just need a domain and a reliable web hosting to start building a website. But within the budget costs, some small investments may bring big success to website.