Hosting

The actual files of your site need to sit on a server. I can take care of it for $96au/year*, or you can choose another company to host your site. You can certainly find cheaper hosting if you’re willing to maintain your site yourself – my fee also covers setting up email accounts and any time required to fix problems.

For new clients I’m currently using Dream IT servers in Australia or GreenGeeks’ in America, depending on where most of your visitors will be from, so your pages will load as quickly as possible.

Small print

* If you’re going to offer files or music or video for download or if your site needs a lot of space it may cost a bit more, I’ll let you know early if I suspect this.

Also if your site becomes very very popular it will cost more – every visit to your site uses some bandwidth which isn’t free, so if millions of people are visiting your site every day it will cost more to host. Thousands I can easily cope with.