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How much does a website cost?

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If you are thinking of creating a website for your business, you surely want to know how much it will cost you.

I have already told you on several occasions about the importance of having a website, but one issue that we have not discussed is the cost that it can have.

This topic may be particularly important for small businesses that may want to a website but are afraid of not having enough money to carry out this project.

The reality is that there is not a single answer to this question. A complex and personalized website can be extremely expensive while other types of websites may require almost no investment.

The price range is very varied, which means that you can surely find an option that fits your budget.

The important thing is to be clear about what elements and functions you want your website to have so that you can choose the option that best suits your needs and budget.

Here is a list of essential elements you need to consider for your website budget.

THE ESSENTIAL:

1. Hosting

This is where all the elements of your website, such as information, images, videos, etc. will be “hosted” or stored.

A hosting service can be paid monthly or annually and you can find it in rates that range from 30 pesos per month. Some popular hosting providers are Hostinger, Hospedando and HostGator.

To learn more about hosting you can read our article: What is hosting and what do you need it for.

2. Domain

The web domain is the name by which your website will be identified on the Internet.

The price of the domain will depend on the extension you choose. Some of the most popular extensions in Mexico are .mx, .com or .net.

You can register your domain for periods ranging from 1 year to 10 years. For more information about web domains you can read our article: How to buy a web domain.

DESIGN:

For the design of your website you can choose a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress or a site builder like Wix or Pagevamp.

If you decide on WordPress you can choose from one of its free themes, but if you want something a little more professional, you will probably have to buy a theme, which can cost approximately $60 to $100 dollars.

When using WordPress, you should also consider hiring a web designer or programmer, especially if you do not have knowledge in this area or want to do more customization on the theme you buy.

Another option that may be a little more accessible is a site builder like Wix or Pagevamp. These options offer plans that have an average cost of $100 dollars per year and generally the cost also includes hosting, so you will not have to worry about this anymore.

To learn more about the different site builders on the market, you can read the article: The 3 best alternatives to Wix.

Conclusion

Not all websites are the same and for this reason the costs are not the same either. As I mentioned, the cost depends on the type of website you want.

But no matter how big or small your budget is, you can surely find an option that fits these needs.

The important thing is to remember that your website is an investment and that, in the medium and long term, it will help you generate more income.