how much should a web site cost?

Sorry to say … There is no magic formula for calculating either the cost of a new web site or the cost of a redesign!

>> Still here are some figures to help you get started estimating the cost of your new site <<

Domain Name
Cost: $9+/year

Hosting
Cost: $120 to $300 a year (depending on traffic & website features)

Web design and graphics development time
Cost: 60 to 150 hours (based on our experience for a 15 page Website)

Web site Maintenance
Cost: $500 to $1250 a year (depending on number of updates required)

Specific web site development projects
Small Business Web Site Cost:
•  8 to 16 Web pages
•  Custom graphics
•  Stock photos
•  Little or no flash
•  Web forms sending to email accounts
Project duration: 30 to 75 days (not assuming a consistent 8 hour a day)
Web site cost range: $2,000 to $6,000

Corporate (100 or more employees) Web Site Cost:

•  25 to 75 Web pages
•  Heavy use of flash
•  High quality design work on all Web pages
•  Content management system
•  Extra components: Intranet, calendars, web site search
Project duration: 60 to 90 days
Web site cost range: $10,000 to $25,000

Database Driven Web Site:
•  Dynamic Web pages 20 to 2,000
•  Administrative control panel for web site management
•  Advanced programming skill sets required
•  Interactivity with web site visitor
•  Enterprise database (MS SQL Server or MySQL)
Project duration: 90 to 180 days
Web site cost range: $6,000 to $35,000

Obviously …
The cost of a web site will vary greatly depending upon the site’s features, Internet marketing services, aesthetic qualities, and the design firm, advertising agency, or freelancer creating the Web design.

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