Are you wondering how much it will cost to create a personal website or build an e-commerce website?
When it comes to setting up a website, the first thing to consider is the cost to maintain and manage that website effectively.
While not as costly as custom software development, there are still essential expenses associated with site maintenance. The cost of maintaining your website will vary based on its specific type.
So in this article, I will list and break down each item, including the monthly cost to maintain a website, depending on different types of websites, such as personal blogs, e-commerce websites, or business websites.
Website Maintenance Cost per Month
The cost of maintaining a website is usually from $5 to $25/month (USD). Including domain maintenance costs from $8 – $16/year and hosting maintenance costs from $40-$200/year. These are the two costs that you must spend to maintain the website to be able to operate stably. The cost of maintaining a domain name is high or low depending on what domain it is, an international domain name or a country code top-level domain.
You can estimate the cost of maintaining a website according to your needs using the table below:
|Website Type||Monthly website maintenance cost (USD)|
|Personal website||$25 – $70/month|
|Website Information/News||$35 – $100/month|
|Small Business Website||$110 – $250/month|
|Business Website||$100 – $300/month|
(Website with many features)
|$400 – $5000 USD/month|
|Website Designed On Demand||$1500 – $25.000/month|
|E-commerce website||$2000 – $6000/month|
(Design on Demand)
|$2000 – $6000/month|
Note: The above costs do not limit access bandwidth or in other words, how many people can access it at the same time (can be up to 50,000 traffic at the same time), but if you are just starting the cost will be much cheaper. Check out the article on how to create a website with 5 simple steps to know more about the cost of setting up and maintaining a new website!
What does website maintenance include?
As you browse through the costs of maintaining a website, it is essential to see what the provider includes with their service. If you buy a website hosting package without seeing what products it includes, you may just be wasting money.
|Main items to maintain 1 Website||Expense by Month (USD)|
|Domain||.com: $0,5 – $1|
|SSL Security Certificate|
(Almost free, only when high security is needed.
eg: Banks, government organizations, etc.
need premium certificates)
|Free – $100|
|Website Hosting||$2 – $2500|
|Design and Functional Costs||$50 – $5000|
|Technical Support||$50 – $150|
Depending on the needs and purposes of building your website or the size of your business, you may not have to bear all of the above fees.
For example, if you already have some technical knowledge, there is no need to pay this fee. Or if you’re a Business, it’s a good idea to have an in-house team member to handle technical issues, which can eliminate the cost of technical support from the cost of maintaining your website.