Better Information Technology By A Rocket Scientist





Websites come in all shapes and sizes, and that makes setting an absolute price difficult. However, if you are anything like me, it is helpful to have a ballpark figure to base initial estimates. A handy rule-of-thumb is to figure about $100 per web page. Again, this is just an estimate. Various features will increase this price, for example: Flash animation, forms, databases, or a large number of graphics.

If you do not already have a domain name, you will want to start thinking of one now and check to see if it is available. Many of the "good" names are already taken or simply reserved by a "squatter". A squatter is someone who has reserved a domain name and is now willing to sell it to you for a price - often a steep price. However, if you really want that domain name you may be willing to pay. There is almost no limit on what a squatter may charge, but a typical low will be on the order of a few hundred dollars and may go to the thousands.

As far as web-hosting goes, I prefer to use I have found them to be fast and extremely reliable and responsive. The ballpark for web-hosting is approximately $100 per year. E-commerce, multiple databases, multiple domain names or excessive bandwidth usage may increase this number.

If we are still in the same ballpark, contact me to get a more precise estimate.