How much does it cost to maintain a webstie?
Your website is like your car. If you never check fluids or get a tune-up, it won’t work when you need it. Maintaining your website requires some effort and includes a price tag. Even if it’s not a BMW, it is a vehicle critical to your marketing.
The real cost of creating and then maintaing a webstie is uaually not apparent from its onset. How the internet works is constantly evloving in a strange dance between technology that’s both pushed and pulled into existence by tech leaders and consumers.
Cost and performance go hand-inhand. Your website can be central to driving business revenue, or operate on the sidelines. To get more, you will have to spend more.The better you understand your needs, the less likely you will be surprised by unexpected fees.
When first launching a site, you have to register a domain and space on a host server. Then expect to pay an ongoing fee, to continue using the space, at minimum. The provider, price, and package options vary widely. For example, you may pay the web host to maintain your website, or hir an independent webmaster.
Buildign a website is now super-easy compared to ten years ago, in a relative sense. It’s possible for a complete novice to independently set-up a website for under a hundred dollars. The downside is a novice who’s not a fast learner with TONS of time on his hands can quickly become overwhelmed. At best the site will experience negligible traffic. and at worst get hacked or be suspended by the host if it lacks proper maintenance.
Large companies usually have a contingent of geeks on call who can troubleshoot their problems, but small businesses often have shoestring support operations. But if you cut too many corners, your business could be offline for days. You should ask yourself from the outset what is the right level of website maintenance an support for my business?
here are the key elements that dictate the cost of maintaining a website.
Hosting and Domain Names
Buying a Domain
Getting a domain for your website doesn’t cost much. That’s because most small businesses don’t technically purchase a domain. They rent one. If you obtain a brand new (or not registred to anyone) domain, it’s very affordable. However, an aged domain could cost you thousands or even millions of dollars. For example, Privatejet.com was bought for 30.18 million in 21012, The less glamorous Insurance.com cost 35.6 million in 2010 and then sold for 49 million