How much does a website cost? How quickly can a website be built? These are the top 5 website questions we get asked, answered.
1. How much does a website cost?
How long is a piece of string? Our websites are all bespoke. We don’t have packages because every client has different needs. Think of it in terms of buying a car: do you want a run-around to get you from A to B, or do you want a convertible with all the bells and whistles? Sorry to say, this isn’t a one size fits all answer. We have built websites in the region of £2,500 all the way up to £35,000+
2. How long does a website take to build?
Believe it or not, this heavily depends on the client. We have built a website in 48 hours. That said, it can take a lot longer. On average, it takes about 6 weeks, but if you’ve got your copy, content, images and a clear idea of what exactly you want on your website, the process will be a lot smoother. If you don’t have any copy, if you change your mind about the look and feel of the site, or any other odd factors pop up, well… It will take a lot longer. Click here to read the 6 things to consider before creating your website.
3. Can I manage my website myself?
Yes. We specialise in WordPress websites, which is a popular CMS (Content Management System) that gives you, the client, full access to your website. We will train you to use the system before or after launch (you decide) or if you don’t have the time to manage the website yourself, we can do it for you. We’re always on hand to help if you need advice. This freedom allows you to change copy and images and even create pages yourself.
4. How can I stop my website being hacked?
Good question. This is where hosting comes in. Websites don’t simply live on the internet; they have to have a place to sit, or a home, which is what hosting provides. We use a reputable, reliable and extra secure WordPress host called WP Engine, who identifies and prevents attacks before they happen, meaning your website is completely safe in their hands. Think of it like this: your website is your supercar, and hosting is your safe and sound garage, including your burglar alarm, security gates, CCTV and guard dogs all in one. No one’s getting past WP Engine. You don’t have to use our hosting provider, but it’s definitely recommended.
5. Will my website work on a mobile?
Yes. The great thing about WordPress is that all the websites we build are mobile-friendly. This means that you don’t need to create a separate mobile website. Instead, your website will automatically reconfigure itself to fit a mobile without losing its style. Even better, this is the case for any device; tablets, laptops, and mobiles are all covered. Google favours mobile-friendly websites, so your website is more likely to be found by your potential customers.