Things that are handy to know when investing in a website for your business.
There are five basic costs.
Domain Name Registration
You must register a domain name for your business. The name must comply with certain rules. It will cost around $70 to register a "www.yourbusiness.com.au" name for two years.
A well-chosen domain name can help customer recognition and increase traffic. It is increasingly more difficult to acquire a catchy domain name so a little imagination is required and certain restrictions on names apply, particularly to the ".com.au" domains. Redfox can register a domain name for you.
Most small business website hosting requirements fit into the $255 to $395 per year price bracket depending on the size and technology required for your site.
Web Design and Development
Read more about website design costs in our article
"How much does a basic website cost?"
Websites vary considerably in size and complexity and so does the time and therefore cost to build them. In a nutshell, you are paying for the time involved in building the site and the level of expertise required to make it work. Most of the websites we design cost between $2500 and $9500 for a custom website and most of these use a content management system to make the sites work as required.
If you are after a simple website, let us know your requirements and we will give you some options that will get your business online quickly and on budget. Some websites can be built for as little as $1250 with professionally-built web pages designed to convert website traffic to sales.
We also have basic entry level website products that can get your business online for as little as $295 + hosting fees
If you would like a web design quotation, you can call us on 0403 196 225 to discuss your project.
Options to achieve your site objectives are discussed in our initial consultation so you can choose the most cost effective method to suit your business. We give a fixed quote with clear design objectives agreed upon at the beginning of the project.
The Internet is a dynamic environment and stale web sites just get passed over. Your site needs to change regularly to keep visitors coming back. Two options are:
- We build a database driven site where you can edit your own content.
- Our experts perform any changes based on an hourly rate.
Your domain name is an address where Internet users can find you on the web. An example is www.yourbusiness.com.au.
You should have a unique domain name for your website. There are certain rules in place regarding what names you can register particularly if you want a ".com.au" name. Redfox can register your domain name or you can search for domain names and buy online.
All the files for your website are kept on one or more computers called web servers The server computer is said to be a host for your site. In other words, they look after your site and ensure it is available 24/7.
The web hosting requirements for any site vary according to the technology used to create it. The standard of the service can vary greatly from one company to the next. The speed and reliability of service are crucial as is the level of customer support provided.
Redfox will assist you in choosing a suitable web hosting service that suits the needs of your business. View our web hosting packages.