Your Own CMS Website
Websites designed for you to look after yourself.
Imagine having your own fully functional website that with a little practice you can look after yourself. If you can use a word-processor then you can operate one of my websites. To start you can simply have a brochure site that displays text and images that you load. Your website can also include many different types of theme layout and many different modules. All these modules (including e-commerce) are included in the price and will be available to you from the start even if you choose not to use them at first. The price also includes email processing allowing you to have any number of email addresses at your chosen domain name.
You will also need to buy a domain name and pay a hosting fee. The cost of a domain name varies depending on what you want. Expect to pay around £15 for a domain name for one year. You can buy a domain name and point it to your new website. I can give you advice and help to do this or I can buy the domain name on your behalf. Website hosting (which includes the email hosting) can be as little as the equivalent of £16 per month if hosted with myself. The price depends on the size of your site and the amount of bandwidth it uses. Most customers choose to start small and then pay for more web space and support as their site becomes popular and they need more resources. This ensures you do not pay for more than you need. All Computers-in-Kent web hosting includes email facilities. See my portfolio
What does it cost?
The cost will depend on exactly how much work you need. In general, an "average" website can be created for a few hundred pounds. This will include all the initial pages and any accessory pages such as terms and conditions, contact page, sitemap etc. In extraordinary cases, for example, if you are selling products and you want me to enter 100's of products for you then this will take more time. Experience shows that most websites cost around £600 and larger (usually e-commerce) sites around £800. The hosting fee is £190* per year and covers the disk space, the bandwidth and the support you need to keep your website and email running.
* includes 2023 fee increase caused by hosting company increased charges of 46% in May due to increased power costs. - 1st rise in 10 years sorry!
Search Engine Optimisation
All sites include integration with Google & Bing search engines, RSS, Google Analytics, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter etc.
An XML sitemap will be included for your website which will then be submitted automatically to GOOGLE and BING on a regular basis. You wil be able to add more direct submissions to other search engines if you wish.
Google Analytics is included as standard and will be monitored on the CiK Google account unless you operate your own Google Analytics account.
Many SEO features are included in the software and these will be set up for you when you start. I can show you what needs to be done to get your site to the top of the search engines. You can then choose to include this as a regular part of your business admin or ask me to do it on your behalf. (fee applicable)
Hosting and support is provided from around £16 per month
I collect this in advance for the 12 months starting when your website is live on the Internet. This pays for all the disk space needed for the website and the email system together with 24/7 support which is provided by a team of specialists looking after the web server(s). The computers are constantly monitored and faults detected and fixed very quickly by a United Kingdom based staff who are available every day of the year and operate a 24hr a day service.
After the first year the only fee will be the annual hosting fee
e-Commerce is also available if you need to add it later
This includes product database, stock control, customer reporting and payment processing
Site development usually takes 2-4 weeks
During the development you will have Internet access to a secure hidden area that contains your new site so that you can monitor the progress.
The development cost includes the building of the one-off pages: (home page, contact page, terms & policies etc.) and at least one page of every other type of page available on your site - for example services, products, events etc.
You will be given training to demonstrate the creation, editing and deletion of your own website pages.
You will also be shown how to use the administration centre to manage the set up and look of your website together with monitoring its performance.
All websites are provided with a comprehensive user manual customised to your individual website.
All websites sold by Computers in Kent are the property of the customer and are accessed through your own domain name which is registered to you. This ensures that any traffic you build is working for you and not the hosting company. CiK web sites are a serious asset that belongs to your company and should not be compared to the cheap DIY offerings made by several hosting companies and would-be web designers.
Website Features in depth