Archive for August, 2009

Hosting Costs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Hosting costs vary depending on many options.

A standard, shared php (standard non-Windows) hosting service with  a control panel, with free add-on applets, should only cost $99-$120/yr.  An environment like this is more than suitable for most small business requirements. Ninety percent of InVenia’s customers fall into this category.

A comparable Windows ASP/.Net site will start around $120-$150/yr. because of the extra costs to run the Microsoft products that support the environment. The other ten percent of InVenia’s customers fall into this category.

These costs will include an adequate number of email accounts, basic support and 99+ percent up time throughout the year and will require little to no maintenance on the user’s part. 

Other add-on services, such as extra databases, installation fees, and extended support fees, may apply for those users who are customizing their web site.

It is very rare, these days, to pay extra for mailboxes, disk space and I/O. Large businesses that have extraordinary needs pay extra for these services.

Domain Costs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Simple: if you are paying more than $15/yr for a domain name, you are paying too much.  InVenia Design’s basic rate is $14.95/yr.  Some providers charge over $30/yr. I have even heard of $99/yr. There can be additional fees for add-ons like privacy protection and auto-renewal services. Note that some of the newer domain extensions have higher base rates than your standard “.com” domain.

Free Web Hosting

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Our basic business web hosting fees start as low as $8.33/mo. when paid a year in advance.
Windows based hosting starts as low as 12.50/mo.
Sorry, we no longer offer free web hosting promotions.