Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a website cost?
Take our NEW WEBSITE Questionnaire
This will help us get a clear idea of what you require for your new website. Your answers will help establish concise information for the site which we can then discuss with you further.
By answering these questions in detail we can get a clear picture of what is needed for the design, build and structure of your website.
When venturing into the online world, this is one of the most commonly asked questions, and a very difficult one to answer unless the client provides a full description of the website needs.
The major components to consider for your new website are listed below, these can all be organised and managed by bitBrain Solutions for you.
- Domain name
- Website design
1. Domain Names
This is the first step you must take to launch your brand into the world wide web! Similar to a home or business address, your domain name allows people to find you online, you can register different domain name types including .com, .net, .org and many others are also now available but some of the common examples include
- YourWebsiteName.com (.com domains are considered as International domains)
- YourWebsiteName.com.au (.com.au are Australian domains)
- YourWebsiteName.org (.org domains are considered as Non-commercial organisation domains)
- YourWebsiteName.nz (.nz domains are New Zealand domains)
2. Website Hosting
This is a service provided by a hosting company. When you choose a plan, the hosting company provides you with a user name and password via email which we can then install your website on their server thus allowing your customers to view and interact with your business on the web.
There are several categories of web hosting to suit the particular needs of different websites and it is important to evaluate which website hosting is right for your website as some hosting providers could have more down time than others, use outdated hardware making them slower, could compromise security and could potentially charge extra fees to rectify their mistakes.
Good news: bitBrain Solutions can assist you in all aspects of getting your brand online from registering your domain name, website & email hosting plans and website development.
Our research shows the standard average prices below, which are typically shown in a “per month” format although payments are billed in yearly amounts. e.g. $9.17 per month which equates to $110.04 per annum
There are a large number of factors which will determine the cost of website design such as complexity of the design, the content, number of pages, whether a contact form is required, whether you need a logo designed, a shopping cart, payment arrangements etc.
Take into account that you are paying for the web developer’s time so the more complex the design considered, the more it will cost.
Our research shows the standard average prices of website design below
Contact Us to see what we can do for you!
Static Brochure Style websites generally cost less than any other websites due to low content changes, if you do not require lots of changes once your website has been built, this is a good option for your business.
If you do require some changes, contact us and we will endeavour to action within 48 hours of your request.
Website content and images are typically provided by clients but we do have access to high-quality images and copyrighting services if you are not able to provide content and images in a professional format.
Cost from: $500 – $2000 for approximately 7-10 pages
Content Managed Brochure Style Websites are a good fit for businesses that require regular changes to their websites, the Open Source WordPress Platform Content Management System is the perfect solution as it allows for quick access to pages that need editing or bitBrain Solutions can provide training so that you, the client can manage your website or alternatively contact us and we will endeavour to action your request within 48 hours. You’re still paying for a designer to design your website, then a developer to put it all together for you and once you pay for your design you are the owner of your website, the Open Source frameworks is preferred and used by a large number of online businesses, Government Departments, and Organisations due to flexibility and the vast number of available premium plugins and themes.
Cost from: $2000 – $4000 for approximately 7-10 pages
The eCommerce website (Shopping Cart function) is designed for businesses that want to sell products online, as with some CMS systems there are eCommerce systems that are designed by a single designer which usually suggest you’re locked into one designer for the entire website project and all work is lost if you choose to move your website elsewhere. We recommend you grow your sales and revenue by using Open Source eCommerce Systems, WooCommerce in particular, it is a great system to sell your products and services online.
Cost from: $4000 to $10000
Playstation 4 Hard Drive Upgrades
If you have a PlayStation 4 with the standard 500GB hard drive, in the age of the 50GB console game you will surely experience the struggles of running out of space very quickly. Good news, you can easily upgrade your hard drive in a few steps.
What you need:
- Seagate USB 3.0 expansion drive
- 2.5mm Phillips head screwdriver
- Stanley knife to pry open expansion drive
- Laptop or PC with internet access
- 8GB USB flash drive to copy PS4 system software (FAT32 or exFAT)
- Additional expansion drive to back up existing PS4 data (don’t forget to sync trophies)
- PS4 controller & micro USB cable
Steps to take:
- Purchase hard drive, we recommend the Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 STEA2000400
- Back up your PS4 onto the additional expansion drive (don’t forget to sync your trophies)
- Uncover and replace hard drive in the PS4 caddy
- Download the PS4 software
- Install the PS4 system software
- Restore your PS4 data from step 2
Contact bitBrain Solutions to have your PS4 hard drive upgraded
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