What will it cost to have a website on the Internet?
Yes, you will need to develop a website. Whether you hire a professional or try to do-it-yourself can make a difference. If you hire a professional, generally there will be a one-time fee for the development and an additional fee for any changes. A professional can not only help you design your site but help you target your desired market and usually help with marketing strategies.There are many ways this can be structured. We are going to assume you have that covered. If you need more information on website development, click here.
Let's talk about your annual website budget:
These are annual costs that you need to budget for. (You may be able to pay for larger blocks of time but, we will use a year for our discussion.)
- Domain Name: You will need to register a domain name. That becomes your Internet address.
- Hosting Account: Your website files will need to reside on a server (a computer that is always connected to the Internet.
- Website Security: Some people find it a challenge to "hack" websites. You want to protect yourself before that happens.
You need to Register a Domain Name
This becomes the address for your website on the Internet.
Domain name registration is usually administered by domain name registrars. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned.This becomes the address for your website on the Internet.
We partner with a couple of domain name registrars and can help you register your domain name.
You need a Hosting Account
This is on a server connected to the internet where all the files for your website will reside.
We offer a 99.9% server and network up-time because we use reliable server hardware and top-grade network components. There is also a custom, carrier-independent internal network that has a customized server monitoring software with live alerts set up to go to all network admins in case of a possible outage.This is on a server connected to the internet where all the files for your website will reside.
You need Website Security
You have to be careful on the Internet. There are criminals who will try to infect your site with viruses, use your site for phishing and try to steal your clients and your own identity.
We offer Cloudflare within our cPanel.
and there is a virus scanner in our cPanel, as well.