Website Development Costs/ Prices in India — Aalpha
One of the biggest problems while setting up a business online is to find a reliable web designing and development company, one that can help you build a perfect website. India is one of the biggest hubs in the world when it comes to Web Development firms.
The cost of developing a website in India depends on a lot of factors as mentioned below:
Domain: A domain name represents one or more IP addresses. This could be the one your computer uses to access the Internet. While developing a Website, the purchase of the Domain name is the very first step. This can be done from Domain Registrars like GoDaddy, HostGator, Bluehost, and Google. This Domain name can cost you around US$ 10 to 15 per year.
Your website needs to be hosted and for that, you need a web server that will charge you on a monthly or annual basis. This cost also depends on if the hosting space is dedicated or shared. A shared hosting space will cost you around US$ 100 to 200. VPS is a reliable host and a shared configuration on VPS will cost you around US$ 350 to US$ 750 while dedicated configuration comes in at US$ 1000 to 3000 depending on many factors like server configurations, bandwidth, web space, data center locations, etc…
This cost depends on the type of design you choose for the website. Ready made designs are also available for free but they all got their limitations. So, it is recommended to go for a professional web design. This may appear costly but if you mean serious business you can’t dump this. A professional design will cost you around US$ 200 to 800 while an exclusive professional design would cost you somewhere between US$ 1,500 to 10,000.
The success of a website depends on the content. Uploading the right content onto the website in a reasonable time is very important. This could be anything like, documents, images, videos, etc. The type of business you got, the complexity of services needed and other such factors define this cos. Digital marketing and SEO can also play a role over here. Copyright content for your page can cost you around US$ 25 per page.
Content Management System (CMS):
Uploading and Updating of content onto your Website depends on a Quality CMS. There are few CMS available for free of costs like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and Magento but they don’t necessarily serve the purpose. So, for your specific requirements and to cater to your customers in a better way you require a custom CMS from the Web partners. A customized CMS can cost you around US$ 1,000 to 100,000, this entirely depends on the type of CMS and the extensiveness of your requirements.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
This is the process of optimizing your Website for the Search Engines so that it appears higher in search results when someone searches something similar to your business. This can be an On-Site or Off-Site SEO package or a mix of both with prices ranging from US$ 250 to 5000 per month depending on your competition, niche, keywords targets, geo targets, etc…
Social Media Setup:
This is to setting up a business page for you on all the popular Social Media Websites and updating it as required in line with the business updates. These can help you with increasing your online presence and ranking. This can be done in-house as well but if you choose to get it done by a professional, it would cost you around US$ 1500 to 20,000 per year.
Setting Up Email Newsletter:
Business houses advertise and promote themselves using newsletters. The target here is to inform your customers, subscribers, or anonymous users about your business updates to build a community. This requires an integration of a Newsletter application with your website and the cost depends on the type of newsletter you require.
Responsive Web Pages:
User Experience is greatly enhanced when the webpages are highly responsive across different platforms. Search Engines like Google also takes into account the page speed when ranking websites so it is an important factor. Making a responsive website requires a lot more CSS and integration of related frameworks like flex and bootstrap. The Cost here is US$ 300 to 5000 for a website with 5–10 pages.
Clear Navigation Structure:
It should be clear and easy for the user to find the information he or she is looking for. Getting Clear Navigation requires a clear understanding of Human Behavior. This also adds up to the cost and can range from US$ 5,000 to 50,000 based on the features and complexity of the navigation menus.
Site Search Feature:
This can act as a virtual assistant for the users to pinpoint the elements they are looking for. This can be a simple search feature or an advanced one with prices ranging from US$ 500 to 30,000.
Complex Features like forums can lead to additional costs. An E-Commerce extension is another example that can be important but is not pocket-friendly. This is because it adds to the work of the developers for example creating a product catalog and creating a shopping cart etc. This additional cost can be somewhere between US$ 10,000 to 100,000 plus, again depends on the type of eCommerce like multi vendor marketplaces, B2B ecommerce, etc…
Originally published at https://www.aalpha.net on July 4, 2020.