With an array of web services and platforms to choose from, it can difficult for a company to determine which one will suit their needs the best. From startup costs to additional tools and ongoing licensing fees sometimes needed to successfully maintain a website, the choices can get overwhelming.
WordPress is the world’s most popular and secure website development framework, primarily because it combines beautiful and professional design with some of the most powerful tools and applications needed to create an impressive looking, professional website. WordPress can deliver these outstanding results at an extremely affordable price because the large WordPress development community actively share their contributions so they are available to smaller businesses.
WordPress is popular, and I love it, but it is not the only platform available. There are many *MANY* alternatives to WordPress that you can use to build your website or project.
If you are looking for a pure e-commerce presence then there are other platforms such as Shopify or Magento. More enterprise-esque clients tend to shy away from WordPress and use more robust CMS such as LifeRay, ASP.NET or pure bespoke PHP/Angular sites that talk to existing infrastructure.
If you have a project in mind I am more than happy to suggest a variety of approaches on how to build and host it.
How much does it cost to build a website in 2020? Well, the answer depends on a lot of factors. A unique website will have unique requirements and therefore a unique cost! There is no accurate way to predict how much your ideal project will cost; however I can give you 'ballpark' figures to give you an idea of what to expect.
Drag the slider to see some costing examples and what you can expect for those prices. This doesn't include hosting or updates/maintenance.
The table below is a (very) rough guide to what to expect;
Sometimes overlooked, web hosting is an important part of every successful website. Choosing the best hosting for your needs can improve your SEO and increase visitors (and therefore sales). There are hundreds of different types of hosting options available today including; Free, Shared, VPS, and for those with WordPress websites - 'dedicated WordPress' hosting.
I host all my heavy-duty web applications on the Google Cloud Platform, but when it comes to websites I usually assess and suggest hosting depending on site requirements. I'm part of the partner program with WPEngine, FlyWheel and some other more specialised hosting companies.
If you have an existing website, or looking to host one - I offer some managed service plans to make the process as hassle free as possible.
Maintaining a website is like maintaining a car. You can’t keep it going without checking the oil or the tyre pressures. There’s a whole host of things that could go wrong and you wouldn’t actually know about it until it’s too late. Having your website go offline frequently or perform poorly can add up damaging your business and its exposure.
For most businesses, a website acts as a means to attract new customers, make sales, and reinforce their brand’s image online. While this was all businesses needed to worry about in the past, technology has changed, meaning it’s more important than ever before to have a website maintenance strategy in place.
Symantec recently released a report revealing it blocks approx 953,800 web attacks every day. So, having an unmaintained website really does leave your business open to a range of serious security threats. But, there’s also the risk of losing website traffic and not being able to provide your customers with an optimal user experience. Thankfully, a maintenance service can help your business to stay ahead of software updates, security threats, and many other things.
If you don't feel like you need a monthly service, I offer a variety of one-off health check site reviews that can keep your site up and running and healthy.
Check the pricing table below see some of the managed service plans I offer;