How much does web hosting cost?
Web hosting packages probably cost a lot less than you would expect and certainly a lot less than if you were to pay someone to create a website for you!
Most web hosting packages have introductory low cost rates quoting prices as they would appear for the first 3, 6, 12 months etc. When this introductory offer has passed, these web hosting costs tend not to be much more than £10.00 per month (exc. V.A.T)
Some web hosting companies would include the cost of one domain name as part of their web hosting package cost. If the web hosting package cost does not include the domain or if you need additional domains, they tend to vary depending on type. These domain costs are still relatively inexpensive, for example '.com' would cost around £10.00 per year, and '.co.uk' would be around half of that price.
Some web host companies charge around £100.00 a year for a domain, off-setting a reduced cost or 'free' web hosting service.
In addition to the cost of web hosting, it is prudent to factor in the cost of SEO (Search engine optimisation - getting you site high up on google page ranking). SEO, like the cost of website building, varies considerable depending on if you want an external company to do it all for you or whether you are prepared to do some yourself.
With web hosting, the on-site changes you need to make to optimise your site (for SEO) are made relatively simple to implement. If you are reasonably competent with your web hosting package, it may be prudent to consider a SEO package which allows you to make the necessary suggested changes to your site to get your site optimised. This would be more cost effective than paying an external SEO company to do it all for you. If you want more information about our recommended low cost SEO provider who we use for this site, click on the link below.