Cost of running a website?

Started by Maddog, January 14, 2020, 06:49:27 pm

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Maddog

Does anyone know the cost of running a website? Theres a specific kit car website that has been down for years but holds pretty specific info on it. I was just curious as to how much it would cost to take it over and open it again? Its http://www.clubstylus.be/ for anyone wanting to know.

Green_Ninja

I have web hosting that allows me to host a website (I don't) I use it mainly for my email so I can have my own mail addesses. Costs me about £75 a year (LCN.com). It will depend on storage and data that the site needs. MC101 Mark Clark is probably the best one ask.

komp

it all depends on disk space and bandwidth
its best to get a deal that can scale up as demand increases
you could probably get some hosting for a few quid a month that will tide you over for the first 12 months as unlikely to have huge requirements initially.

https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting - i use this for my personal hosting, they are sufficent... nothing more, but they are cheap

i would highly recommend these guys
https://cloudabove.com/hosting
we use them for all our company websites, very good support

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Maddog

Cheers for the replies chaps. Is it as simple as paying the hosting site and they take car of everything? Or will there be loads for me to do? It wont be a very busy site.

komp

a typical scenario is that you would be buying the domain and hosting together.
this means you do not need to manually point your domain to a webhost.
and anyone typing your domain name in a browser will be directed to your hosting server
but there will be nothing on your server until you upload or install your actual website

most hosting companies will not get involved with the website itself, it is down to you to upload, maintain and manage content.
they will only offer support for the hosting itself and any issues you get with email etc that run on the hosting package.
although some will offer some assistance if you have some technical issues with your website

there are companies that will offer this service, but it will cost a fair bit more.

another consideration is that who owns the existing website and domain?
are they willing to sell to someone else?
as site is up and running it suggests someone is paying for both.
if they are you then have job of migrating content and domain name over to you and your chosen hosting company, which a lot of hosting companies will help with.

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Maddog

Cheers for the reply Komp. It seems its more complicated than i thought. Maybe its easier to create a facebook group instead lol