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The cost of building a website from scratch is one of the first question people who need a website for their business do ask me when they want to hire me and I think it is high time I created a post on the total ESTIMATED amount of money you will spend if you want to create your own blog or website. Why this post will be centered on How to create a website from Scratch, I will do my best to explain in details all that is needed in building a website and the cost of each.
It’s actually not possible to build a website for free, to create a website or blog, there are some basic thing that you need do purchase, they are:
1. Domain name
2. Hosting Account
3. Website Software
4. Website theme (depends)
Cost of a Domain Name
A domain name is a name by which your proposed website can be accessed. It’s usually yourwebsitename.com/org/net. It depends on the type of extension you want your website to have and also on the availability of the domain. When creating a website, the Cost of buying a domain name is very small. A domain name costs between $5-15 annually depending on the registrar and the extension of the domain name. When it comes to buying a domain name, Godaddy is my best domain name registrar; they have various coupons that allow you to buy domain names at a very small price. SO if you are planning to create a website now or anytime in the future, I think you should head over to Godaddy now and purchase your domain, click here to Go to Godaddy
The Price of Hosting A Website
One other thing that affects the cost of creating a website is Hosting. An host is like a plot of land that will house your website. Your host will be connected to your domain, and unlike the domain that as to be renewed annually, most website host charge on a Monthly basis, and it varies from $5-150$ per month depending on how large your data and traffic is. When it comes to buying an host for our client, Bluehost comes in. I wrote a review On Bluehost WordPress hosting and you can check it out here. Aside Bluehost, some of our websites are also hosted on Namecheap.
Cost of a Website Software
Most basic websites run on WordPress, a free CMS software, most web host have Deluxe where you can easily install WordPress for FREE. But if you want a highly sophisticated website, there might be a need to develop the software that will determine how your website will work or clone an available one, and this might cost thousands of dollars depending on how long it will take and how hectic its going to be.
Cost of a Blog/Website Theme
While a website software determines the function of your website, a website theme determine the looks of your blog or website, here at OMD, we use Genesis Framework for all our websites. Genesis is one of the best framework for WordPress blogs, no wonder top Bloggers Including Ana Hoffman of TrafficgenerationCafe,Darren Rowse of Problogger uses it. There about 50+ themes that comes with genesis Frame work, you have the choice to choose any one of theme and even customize it to suit your taste. Genesis Framework cost just $59.95.
Finally, the cost of creating a basic website or blog is between $150 and $500, but here at OMD, we offer website creation service at a very cheap, so if you are thinking of having your own website, don’t hesitate to Contact us here to receive a quote. Click here To Contact US