Website Design Easier than Ever
By Charles Hopkins
Published 12/8/2013 | Website Design
Website design has become commonplace, even for the average Joe. Gone are the days of websites requiring hefty knowledge of all manner of programming and design.
At present, anyone with a computer and Internet access has the tools available to build a handsome and functional website with little or no hassle. This is a stark contrast to the days past when website design and building was a long, time-consuming task with great expense.
When the decision is made to build a website there are several things that one must consider. The first of which being how much money do you want to spend to get the website up and running. Like any other endeavor, a website should have a budget that should be followed to the letter. Why? The answer is simple; there is no need to put yourself in great debt for a website that may never make you a penny in return. This, coupled with the fact that it may cost you nothing to create the website itself, but may cost when you want the site to be viewed, is the main reason one should have a budget.
Cost when it comes to a website does not usually come in until the end of the website design process. The main brunt of the cost being hosting and the domain name for your site. Both of which are vital to the existence of any website, large or small. To determine the cost of such things, you need to make some determinations.
One, how much space or bandwidth are you going to need for this site? This goes directly to the type of website it will be. If, for instance, it is a basic, information only site, then you can get by with the minimum amount of bandwidth offered, as visitors will not be staying on the site long. This will cut down on the cost dramatically. Minimum bandwidth sites are normally just for displaying small text messages and generally do not have a lot of graphics or database usage. Those sites that do have a lot of graphics being transmitted and database usage (i.e-forums) will require substantially more bandwidth.
For this, you should shop around. There are many different companies that offer web space for various amounts of money. Do your homework and know how much it will cost at each different company before agreeing to make the purchase. Remember that this will be an ongoing fee. Some companies charge a per month fee, while others prefer to have an entire year paid in advance. Plan ahead to be sure that the amount of bandwidth provided per plan is sufficient for your needs as a website owner. Too little bandwidth can cause the site to shutdown when the threshold is reached.
Check with several different companies and the website design packages they offer. You could save a lot of time and money. Use you favorite search engine to make this easier.