How Much Does a Small Business Website Cost in 2023?

Posted in   Web Design   on  February 8, 2022 by  Glasco Taylor0

website design and hosting cost

While the cost of the same website can vary wildly between different design companies, you should do due diligence to make certain you have a team you are comfortable with and your needs are met. The basic site, including about 40 - 80 hours or work costs roughly $1,000 - $5,000 for the design phase. (This is about five to eight total pages.) This is for a basic site. Perhaps, it may have a couple of plugin perks like the ability to keep a schedule or reservations. Other things small businesses need like some ecommerce so that payments can be made easier.

some of the individual website costs for a small business website

  1. A domain is relatively cheap, only as much as $10 - $25 / year. It is going to be your first charge. However with domain security it could be as high as $50. You need to own your own domain and your own website. Also, some web hosting will give you a free domain for year one.
  2. Now you need to host your domain. This will cost your between $2.95 - $70/month. You will have to pay by the year and often multiple years to get anything under $9.95 / year.
  3. Website SSL, from $0 - $1,000 / year. WordPress has a plugin that makes your security free. There are a couple of free plugins. WordPress is a website builder. Different Hosting companies will have a different website builder. Sometimes they have multiple.
  4. The actual website design is from $1,000 - $20,000. This higher end would include e-commerce and more.  For a truly small business this rate be a lot less, from $1,000 - $10,000.
    1. The cost increases based on extra pages. 10+ pages start above $1,500.
    2. Functionality based on the objectives may also increase the low end cost to above $1,800.
    3. CMS(content management system) will allow you to manage your site with a backend content management system. WordPress is a popular example.
  5. Website monthly maintenance can be in the range from the $10 cost of hosting to , based on the number of hours included per month. I have seen $500, but htis is total tech support.

small business websites need

domain name

Before your business can be seen on the internet, you will need a domain name, that you can buy for $9.99 to $20.00. Why the difference? We do not know.

site hosting

Site hosting can range from $1.99 / month (but generally you have to pay by the year or 3 years), to $15 / month. As a business we pay more per month, but we can justify it.

website development

Web design or development is what most small businesses focus on. The can be between $1,000 and $5,000. Of course you may find a designer for more or less, however this has been our finding.

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