Once your website is up online, you're done and it takes care of itself, right?

Wrong! As the owner of the website you are responsible for its maintenance and security

So, how much are you being charged each year & more importantly what are you getting for your money?

Once your site is launched the are a number of elements that need to be updated on a regular basis to avoid harmful bugs and hackers

Domain Names
Does my domain name need to be renewed every year?

The short answer is Yes – Your domain name needs to be renewed each year on the anniversary of the original purchase. Depending on the provider you will get the option to purchase your domain name(s) in blocks of up to ten years which will result in a significant saving

Average yearly cost £48.50

Hosting
What is hosting and do I need it every year?

Basically, web hosting the place where your website (& Emails) lives.
All costings relate to the amount of space your website takes up.
Standard websites typically use 2 or 3 Gb whereas online stores will be a lot more

Average yearly cost £180.00

SSL Encryption
Does my domain name need to be renewed every year?

The short answer is Yes – Your domain name needs to be renewed each year on the anniversary of the original purchase. Depending on the provider you will get the option to purchase your domain name(s) in blocks of up to ten years which will result in a significant saving

Approx £180 – £600 per year

Website back-ups
Our website isn't massive, is it worth backing-up it up?

Speaking from experience I know first hand the importance of backing up a website. The cost to carry out regular backups is nothing compared to the cost of rebuilding sections (best case scenario) vs the cost of rebuilding an entire website is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

Approx £50 – £250 per month