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Recommendations for website DIY/monthly fee

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FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 05-Oct-16 15:43:40

I have been looking at various DIY/pay a monthly fee website designing companies as I need to take the next step, does anyone have one that you particularly use or recommend.

Thank you in advance

GrumpyOldBag Wed 05-Oct-16 19:46:56

squarespace is brilliant

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 05-Oct-16 20:16:54

Thank you, i will have a look at that one

olderthanyouthink Wed 05-Oct-16 20:53:21

IMO those sites are a rip off. It's $16 for square space per month forever, whereas a custom website would be a few hundred to get up and running and then hosting is <£5 per month. A custom wordpress site would cost a bit more but would allow you to edit the content easily or could be cheaper if using a template.

So for the first year $192 for SS vs ~£80 for a Wordpress site (from template) vs a custom Wordpress site which could be ~£300-400 (off the top of my head that's what I'd charge).

Then subsequent years $192 for SS, ~£40 for either Wordpress solutions (provided no extra development was wanted, some additions are easy to do so may not cost).

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 05-Oct-16 21:06:13

Also food for thought as I was doing some calculations before I saw your reply, thank you both, need to do some mulling over

GrumpyOldBag Wed 05-Oct-16 22:09:43

I pay much less than that for Squarespace for my business.

I used a template, it was really easy to build my site myself (I am totally non techie) & it's really stylish.

olderthanyouthink Thu 06-Oct-16 07:06:16

The lowest price can seen on squarespace is $12, my hosting costs £4.50

I guess they look even more rip offish to me, because for my websites I only pay hosting because I can make websites myself.[shrug]

You might also want to consider email, the cheapest squarespace doesn't seem to have it.

Giraffeski Thu 06-Oct-16 07:17:16

I do my own on WordPress, it's really easy and free more importantly.

olderthanyouthink Thu 06-Oct-16 11:33:10

Giraffeski out of interest do you use Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org?

Giraffeski Tue 18-Oct-16 14:26:44

It's WordPress.org

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