When e-mailing various web design companies, one of the first things your going to want to know is how much it will cost to design the site. So, once you’ve conveyed what you want, your obviously going to want the company to start setting out its fees.
However, some companies make the design cost as clear as day, yet the ongoing costs, for hosting and domain names less so, so what can happen is when you get out your trusty calculator, you can begin to see costs mounting.
So, for example, one web design agency may state a slightly higher cost than you expected, and another company in comparison, well they may seem as cheap as chips, yet, then when you’ve made yourself a brew, and start to look over the fine print, well, its then buried in the text, that you might see a high monthly figure for website hosting and domain name fees, which when added up over 12 months, well might be rather expensive sometimes.
Hidden in the small print
So, make sure you read the small print, you want to be paying a reasonable price for quality hosting and domain name renewal. You most certainly don’t want to get stuck into an auto-renewing contract, that is expensive.
You need quality hosting
So, when someone first invests in a company website, sometimes they wont understand what hosting is, they just want the website to be well designed, however, getting the right hosting is crucial.
Your hosting needs to be super reliable, it needs to be fast, so often this is’nt cheap.
But when you weigh this up with, say buying super slow hosting, well, this might mean your customers get annoyed with having to wait for the website to load, so much so, they might sometimes leave, and go straight to a competitor.
Now, when you have a shopper on your website, and they leave more or less straightaway, that’s to say they leave on the first page, well, that can contribute to a higher “bounce rate”.
Having a high bounce rate is not good, it means, a high percentage of shoppers are leaving on the first page they land on, which means, that you might have some website issues, such as slow hosting, or simply the design is not easy to use.
So, you need fast hosting.
Make sure the costs don’t go up
Here’s another thing to think about, its all well and good having reduced cost hosting for the first year, or even for free, but if the renewal costs are rather expensive, well, you might have wished you picked another web design business.
Don’t pay over the odds
So, our best advice when hiring a web developer is this, when hiring a web design company, weigh up everything, so make sure that you do consider the web design costs, the hosting costs, the domain name renewal costs, and anything else that you might need.
As being attracted by a fixed fee for web design, that might seem low at first, but by the time you’ve added up everything you want, well, it might not be so cheap.
Low-quality hosting is a waste of time
Some companies offer packages, that is a domain name, web design and hosting, yet, we would highly recommend checking whether the hosting is quality or not. If the hosting is super slow, well, this is likely to cause a high bounce rate for your company.
You can always manage this yourself
Its also worth bearing in mind that you don’t always have to go with the web design companies hosting and domain name company- that’s because some business manage this themselves.
For some companies, they therefore prefer to manage their own hosting and domain names.
How we can help at Walsh
Here at Walsh, we have built many quality websites, we also make the process super simple for everyone of our customers.
For example, we don’t talk about PHP, CMS and SSL when we talk to our customers, as we don’t use jargon to confuse our clients- instead, we talk in a language that’s easy to understand, plus, we offer very competitive rates.
So, it doesn’t matter if you’re setting up a large construction business in Wales, a coffee shop or let’s say a new car dealership, we want to hear from you.
Our talented web designers, web developers, and our management team are on hand to help, we can offer web design and also SEO services.
If you are therefore looking for “Cardiff website designers” then why not call Walsh? Some of our team have over 10 years’ experience building websites for Welsh businesses, so if you want a quality website, at a competitive price, then why not call us?
Why not give us a ring?
If you need a WordPress website built, or perhaps a large e-commerce website, then why not call Walsh today?