Types of Website

The Starter Web site

Typical cost: £50-£100 one-off design cost, plus £2-£3 per week hosting (£5-£15 per month). Subsequent changes at £20/hour.

A Starter web site is just a couple of pages describing your company. Think of it as an online extended business card. It probably includes a summary of:

 

  • What you do or offer, including the most common keywords or phrases that described your business, so people using s Search engine can find you.
  • Where you are, or operate. If your service extends to that small village a couple of miles away, mention it, so that if someone searches for your business type in Littletown, they'll find you.
  • Contact information: phone, fax, and email. You may not be around at 2am, but an email could be waiting for you first thing in the morning.
  • A couple of images, remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, and looks good.
  • Your own web address (domain)
  • Email address based on your domain, which can be either (a) redirected to your current email address (b) Accessed with your email software (c) Accessed via "Webmail" using your Browser.
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Typical Starter website
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The Standard Web site

Typical cost: £100-£250 one-off design cost, plus £3-£5 per week hosting (£10-£25 per month).

A standard web site has all the content of a Starter web site, plus it may also include:

  • More details, more illustrations, and more pages (up to about 20-30)
  • An option to edit your own content with your own username and password.
  • Manage/edit your own news, blog, newsletter, events
  • Option to sell a small fixed number of products via Paypal or Google Checkout.
  • Site search option
  • A more professional design
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The Premium Web site

Typical cost: £250-£1000 one-off design cost, plus £5-£25+ per week hosting (£15-£100+ per month).

A Premium web site has all the content of a standard web site, plus it may also include:

  • Own Shopping cart with options to add/remove/edit items, with checkout via your own payment processor (eg. Paypal, bank, or payment gateway)
  • Dynamic site, eg. display products by category, price, date added
  • Content management software to enable you to add/remove/edit pages/products
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