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How much does it cost you to run a website?

Tiny_IdeasTiny_Ideas Posts: 326Member

Hi all,

I currently have a lecture I need to present in two days about the marketing cost involved to get an app or game noticed.
Some real data would be beneficial to that from what actual developers spend on a website for their brand, or a website for their app. I feel a lot of people have a misjudgment on the cost of things and was hoping I can back up a few statements with some data. This would be presented in the question and answer time. Any comments or opinions would also be great too.

Thank for your time and effort :) It's all anonymous.

How much does it cost you to run a website? 28 votes

7% 2 votes
17% 5 votes
$10 - 50
42% 12 votes
$50 - 100
10% 3 votes
$100 - 500
14% 4 votes
$500 - 1000
0% 0 votes
$1000 - 5000
3% 1 vote
$5000 - 10000
0% 0 votes
$10000 - 20000
0% 0 votes
$20000 +
3% 1 vote


  • ookami007ookami007 Posts: 581Member

    You can get a website for $2 a month if you pay 12 months up front. A domain for $10. Load WordPress for free. Use a free theme and boom, you have a website.

    I know... I just set one up less than 48 hours ago.

    Of course.... the more you spend... the faster and "better" the site can be.

  • ralphbugsralphbugs Posts: 39Member

    You can get it for free if you use the CMS (such as wordpress, drupal, blogspot) and good templates.

    Or you can have a 'legit' website around $150 (yearly) for the web server and domains.

  • Tiny_IdeasTiny_Ideas Posts: 326Member

    Thanks guys. Well you can do a lot for free however I talk to a lot of developers who don't use gamesalad, and money isn't an issue if it means they can get something up and fast. But but it seems different community has different methods.

    Thanks guys

  • heman85heman85 Posts: 36Member
    edited July 2014

    iPage have a web hosting plan for $35 yearly. Included a domain name and scripts installations free.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,390Member

    I chose $10-$50 in the survey as the majority did.

    I've been a Web Developer since 1996, amongst numerous other things, but that price range really only refers to what it costs me to register a domain name and host a small site on shared server at re-seller prices. That does not take into account my time for graphic design, layout and setting up the site. If I were to build a 2 page App Promo site for a client, with an email capture page, game features page including a 1 minute demo video, screen shots and links to the App Store, I would estimate more like $450 - $600 including domain registration and 12 months hosting.

  • ookami007ookami007 Posts: 581Member

    @freneticz - yes... you can make a free site at or a

    Obviously, they are both free and both impose their own limitations.

  • Fredrik BixoFredrik Bixo Posts: 239Member

    I run this my website for only 14 $ a year (4$ for the server hosting + 10$ for the domain name). So far I haven't had any issues.

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