The first thing you should know about getting a website is that the cost breaks down into 3 sections as listed below:
- Domain Registration – International Service, points your domain to your host (this needs to be done once a year and costs between $6-$20 depending on the domain suffix)
- Web Hosting – The company that physically keeps your website files and makes them available to users on the web (this varies a lot and can be anywhere from $8 p/m for a basic service to $26 p/m for premium)
- Website Development – The Designing and building of your website (this is usually the biggest cost and can range anywhere from $100 to $100,000 depending on the complexity of the site)
Choosing Your Route
Sites built with static languages do not change, i.e. you cannot have customers log in, add items to a cart, have an admin section or format data in various ways (i.e. show all of one customers orders, or all orders in one week etc)
Sites built on interpreted languages can incorporate user log ins, admin area’s, shopping carts and all the major oscommerce stuff, however web hosting usually cost more since they require special interpreting and database software to be installed and consequently need to be more powerful.
You can also contact us if you are on a budget and we can work backwards from there.