How much does a web site cost?
This is the first question we're often asked, although there are many things to think about (see our article Website ABCs). There is no simple answer, because it depends on what you want to do with your web site.
Here are the fixed costs that Prairie Skies Technical Services charges:
- Hosting: $9.95/month or $110/year (includes one domain name registration/renewal) - we manage our own secure web server that is located in a secure data center with 24-hour monitoring for any potential problems
- Additional spam filter service to provide extensive email filtering (optional): $45/year
- Additional domain names: $18 each/year
- SSL Certificates (for secure transactions -- puts the little gold lock in the lower right corner of your browser): Contact us for pricing (we offer a shared SSL that is free, and is fine for most organizations - contact us for more information)
Here are some basic cost estimates for web site design/development services:
- Custom designed basic 3-5 page informational web site: $750-1,000
- Ecommerce shopping site: $1000-2,500
- A custom content management system that allows you to edit the content of your pages, using a simple Word-like toolbar: $350-1500, depending on initial features
- Domain and existing website transfer of hosting and management: Varies from no charge to $150 depending on the amount of time it will take to perform the transfer
We can also develop custom, database-driven web sites with a secure administration area that allows you to update your web site anytime, starting at $1500. We have clients that manage major parts of their company/organization through their website.
Most sites that we develop cost in the $750-1500 range (plus fixed costs like hosting and SSL certificates if needed). We can design a simple one-page site to give you a web presence and email address for $450 (one-time cost, plus monthly or yearly hosting fees).
We offer discounts to non-profit organizations. Please contact us for more information and assistance.
Why the cost estimates vary:
These are broad estimates. Other website companies often force you to fit into their categories/designs. We give each company or organization a custom, full-service solution that addresses all of their immediate goals, fits their budget, and allows for future growth and changes. We are always available when you have website-related questions or need advice.
Please contact us or call 303-622-6573 for more information and a quote based on your business, organizational, and/or personal needs. You can click here to view some of the web sites we've developed.
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