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What Does a Website Cost?

As a web designer, I am frequently asked this question -

How much does a website cost?

Without more details, the question is difficult to answer. I like to compare it to asking how much a house costs. As you can see from the photos at the bottom of the page, houses have many different purposes, sizes, and features, all of which have a great deal to do with how much they cost.

Just as it costs more in both time and materials to build the mansion than the tiny house on wheels, it takes a lot more time to build a website with hundreds of pages, blogging, social networking, and ecommerce features than it does to build a simple ten-page informational site.

One is not necessarily better than the other. It depends on your purpose and goals. Those are the things I try to determine in the initial website consultation.

So, how much does a website cost? Once I determine your needs, I can give you an accurate price, but the information on this page will give you general price ranges.

$500-$1000 Budget Site

Small sites that display basic information including text and images can be a good way to start if you have a limited budget and would like to establish a web presence. You can always expand the site later.

  • Custom design using your logo and images
  • 5 to 15 pages of text with images
  • All websites designed to be mobile friendly!
  • Contact form that sends submissions by email
  • Custom favicon (small icon on browser tab)
  • Email accounts on your domain name
  • Web hosting @ $8.95/month, 1GB storage space
  • Optional - CMS that allows clients to easily edit portions of the site.
  • Support and updates/maintenance available at the current hourly rate

 * Hosting with VWeb is recommended for this price range.

$1000-$1500 Standard Website

For medium sites, usually 15 to 20 pages.

  • Custom design using your logo and images
  • Up to 20 pages of text with images
  • Contact form that sends submissions by email
  • All websites designed to be mobile friendly!
  • Custom favicon (small icon on browser tab)
  • Optional Blog, Photo Gallery, Calendar
  • Email accounts on your domain name
  • CMS allowing clients to edit the site
  • Web hosting @ $8.95/month, 1GB storage space
  • Support and updates/maintenance available at the current hourly rate

$1500+ Deluxe Website

The Deluxe Website includes all the options of the intermediate site, plus additional pages and features.

  • Custom design using your logo and images
  • 20+ pages of text with images
  • Contact form that sends submissions by email
  • All websites designed to be mobile friendly!
  • Custom favicon (small icon on browser tab)
  • Optional Blog, Photo Gallery, Calendar
  • Additional features as needed
  • Email accounts on your domain name
  • CMS allowing clients to edit the site
  • Web hosting @ $9.95/month, 3GB storage space
  • Support and updates/maintenance available at the current hourly rate

Website Pricing

How much does a website cost?

Without more details, the question is difficult to answer. I like to compare it to asking how much a house costs. As you can see from the photos on the right, houses have many different purposes, sizes, and features, all of which have a great deal to do with how much they cost.