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What Should You Need to Know about Costs for a Website Design?

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Last updated on September 17, 2019

What Should You Need to Know about Costs for a Website Design?

Are you planning to build a website for creating an online presence from a business perspective? But wait, you need to know the cost for a website design.

You haven’t analyzed the overall costs and your pocket doesn’t seem friendly enough?

Well, in that particular case, you are at the right spot!

Creating a business website is perhaps a crucial element that can take your business to the pinnacle of success by engaging a targeted audience.

Most of us aren’t aware of the initial step to build a business website, which is solely intended to generate leads.

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When we talk about the costs, it certainly depends on numerous aspects such as functionality, type, domain and server costs, and other such parameters.

Here we have combined a few aspects by researching some great articles over the internet that determines the cost of a website.

Dive in here to know how your website would be affecting your pocket!

Cost for a Website Design – Did you just Analyzed your Exact Needs

Cost for a Website DesignIf you need a website just to market your brand without much emphasis on functionality, it would be better to rely on most of the drag and drop web development platforms.

WordPress and Blogspot could be the better option for all those beginners out there seeking budget-friendly website development.

On the other hand, if you are serious about your website and striving to implement your ideas that can bump-up organic leads, you should consider analyzing your exact needs first!

Cost for a Website DesignYes, it is crucial for you to first note down the functionalities, the navigation, and the experience you wish to deliver to your audience.

These factors are enough for the web developer to provide you a quote for your desired website. However, if you think these alone could be enough for getting the final price of your website; it would be better you read further!

Cost for a Website Design – The Category

Do you need a full-fledged e-commerce platform that can cater to your online sales? Well, in that case, you have to be ready to stretch your budget a bit further!

If you think building an e-commerce website is a piece of cake, you better get a quote from a reputed web designer.

Here’s a justification for the huge development cost of an e-commerce website:

The Number of Products:

Whether you wish to get a platform with a limited number of products or an e-venture that caters a wide range of items; you have to admit that you have to pay as per the requirements!

Most of the business websites with only a few products and minimal functionality also spend a good amount of money.

This is because the type of server, cart installation, and payment gateway deployment could be quite expensive. So, the next time you are planning to hit the global markets with your e-store; a decent analysis about the overall cost is a must.

The Server Type:

cost for a Website DesignAnother crucial aspect that determines your website cost is the server/ hosting type. Most of the people out there prefer free hosting that lets a user deploy their website without any cost.

Free hosting has its own pros and cons. When we talk about the pros of free hosting, you only get free deployment of your website over the World Wide Net, which saves your annual subscription renewal costs.

Here’s what you get with a premium membership:

  • Fast loading of website
  • Can cater huge traffic with the better server response
  • Less downtime
  • One can upload numerous websites with a premium shared hosting

With these benefits, one thing would be surely clear for you that you have to spend a little more than your actual budget to avail these facilities.

Usually, premium hosting comes with an abundance of features and your developer would charge adequately for the same.

Cost for a Website Design – The Design Part

Cost for a Website DesignGive a pause to your imaginations if you are thinking to get a stunning website that leaves an impression on your audience without loosening your pockets. A great website demands a bunch of creative enthusiasts to design the UI/UX for better user engagement.

This simply increases the deployment of experienced resources, which again increases the development costs.

The more the complex and elegant design, the more you have to pay. The needs of the users and client expectations play a crucial role in deciding whether a design would be adequate or not.

So, if you are planning to build a website with dozens of features and great design, be ready to lend a few bucks from your acquaintances!


Cost for a Website DesignTechnology is yet another important aspect that needs to be considered while you are calculating the costs of developing a business website. You need to pay adequately if the website that you demanded is built on frameworks like CodeIgniter, you have to spend more!

Moreover, development platforms where the only emphasis on managing content like WordPress could cost you less as compared to the development of other frameworks.

So, it is crucial for you to analyze your needs, which can give you an idea regarding the functionality that you really need.

On the other hand, we can say that the choice of platform for development simply depends on functionality, targeted audience, and purpose of development.


Cost for a Website DesignYour website’s responsiveness has a lot to do with user engagement, which is the main reason you shouldn’t miss this important aspect. There is no point you can rely on a website that isn’t mobile-friendly.

To target the potential clients for conversion, you have to emphasize the fact that around 70 percent of the global internet users are accessing these services through their smartphones. You just can’t survive in the market with a website design, which isn’t responsive.


Testing and quality assurance of these aspects of a website always contribute to the outstanding amount of building a website. So, a wise decision would be to get a website that works flawlessly and offers a great user experience on different devices.

Final Verdict

Cost for a Website DesignAs discussed above, the cost of the website varies depending on numerous parameters. Once you are clear with the exact requirements in your website, it is the time to consult a leading web development service provider for a quote.

Updated on June 17, 2019

Published on June 13, 2019.

Costs for a Website DesignAuthor Bio: Henna Williams is a renowned blogger based in the USA who is associated with Seasia Infotech, a web and mobile app development company as a senior content developer.   She loves to share her views on her personal blogs as well and prefers diverse niches.


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  1. Nademi

    Designing and coming up with a good website is not an easy task, of which clients fail to understand. Thanks for sharing these information.
    Keep sharing

    June 19, 2019
  2. Jasica James
    Jasica James

    Thanks for your suggestion, After all, content is the king. So, one should focus on content as well.

    June 20, 2019
  3. O M Rahul
    O M Rahul

    Hi Henna , Looks like you have done a deep down research on the factors that can be a deciding for your website design. Designing a website that is far more responsive & user friendly will get more loyal customers.

    Thanks for sharing such a worth reading article.

    June 20, 2019
  4. M styles
    M styles

    This is really an informative post, and thanks for your helpful instructions, and we want more such posts on your site. Keep writing. Good Wishes

    June 20, 2019
  5. Hi Henna and Philip, You always get what you pay for. I see many people that cut corners on the website and then wonder why they website doesn’t get much traffic. You have to really be on top of what you want for the website and if it meets your needs. It’s a never-ending project too.
    A website should never be built and left alone. SEO and updates are crucial to the succeess of it.
    Thanks for the tips!
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    September 17, 2019
  6. Grace Thomase
    Grace Thomase

    Designing and coming up with a good website is not an easy task, of which clients fail to understand. Thanks for sharing these information.
    Keep sharing

    September 20, 2019
  7. Taimur khan
    Taimur khan

    This is my first time visit to your article and I am loving it. Thanks for sharing. Will be back soon to read more.
    Keep sharing

    September 23, 2019
  8. I believe one should definitely invest in proper website design. I too spend money and time in making my site design including landing pages appealing and faster.

    Hands down, design is the first thing people see when they visit your site. So having a unique and appealing design definitely catches new visitors attention.

    That’s when you see more conversions, traffic and sales. If done right, having a proper design won’t cost much because there are so many premium themes out there that are affordable. Thanks for sharing the post with us.

    September 26, 2019
  9. Great article to help business entrepreneurs or small business owners who are about to design their professional websites. It would be of great help to come up with a rough estimation for designing a website of their choice. And, you have nailed the cost factors in a simple way. I am glad to refer this article to even clients who are struggling to hire an affordable web designing agency. Instead of no head and tail, people can opt for their suitable web designing partner with a rough mindmap. Thanks for sharing it.
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    September 26, 2019
  10. Alex Rogers
    Alex Rogers

    Thanks for sharing amazing information, it is a very helpful material for me because I have recently started on-page SEO and this article cleared all the confusing… I think on-page SEO work 70% to rank the site…
    Thanks again and keep it up.

    October 8, 2019
  11. Hi Phil,
    one thing is clear. Website design, cost what it may, is still cheaper than paying no attention to design at all.
    Today, your site needs to look classy and can’t look shabby.
    Too much competition as it is…

    October 26, 2019

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