Let the world know you mean business

How much will it cost you?

Basically, you are paying for four things

Click on each item for more information


Domains

It costs roughly £10 per year to register / renew a domain

The company I use and recommend is tsoHost

.co.uk and .org.uk domains are cheaper than .com domains

Often companies will give you a cheap deal for the fist year

As of Sept 2020 tsoHost charge £6.95+VAT to renew a .co.uk domain


Hosting

It costs between £5 and £10 per month to host a domain

It's very much 'You get what you pay for'

I use and recommend SiteGround

SiteGround, like most companies, offers cheap introductory offers

As of Sept 2020 their 'StartUp' normal price is £11.99+VAT


Design

How long is a piece of string?

You can do it yourself for nothing, or

you can pay £ thousands for a professional designer

If you invest hours of study you can become an expert

in html, css and javascript and then you can

create a website from scratch - but you will still

need to pay for web hosting (see above)

WordPress is free and very powerful but it is quite complicated

and takes a while to become proficient

WordPress is enhanced by Themes and Plugins

Some of these are quite expensive - up to £100 a year & more

Other DIY alternatives are

Wix £6+VAT per month

Weebley £4+VAT per month

Squarespace £10+VAT per month

All these can produce excellent websites

but there is quite a steep learning curve

and require considerable time and effort to master

Often at these lower prices adverts will be included

and you will not have your own domain...


Maintenance

Again you can do it yourself for nothing - but you will have to pay

for a superior hosting package to get it done properly.

Maintaining a website involves keeping the text and pictures up to date

Security measures must be implemented to protect websites

from malware and hackers who pose a constant threat

Regular backups should be taken in case disaster strikes

In WordPress themes and plugins must be kept up to date