Be it starting a blog or trying to get your business across to a wider audience, having a website becomes a pre-requisite.
In the age of the internet, a website acts as an identity for your brand on the web.
For doing this, the first step is to register a website, the second step is to create it and the third step is to host it.
If you are an Indian blogger/business owner looking to host a website and want to know the costs involved then this article is for you.
So let’s get down right to it!
Website Hosting Cost in India
Website hosting can cost you anywhere from 0 Rupees to 1000’s of Rupees per month (or on a yearly basis).
It’s based on your requirement for your website.
Broadly speaking, the cost mainly depends on the following 3 factors;
- Cost of registering the domain name
- Cost of building the website
- Cost of hosting the website
We’ll examine the cost involved in each of these factors one by one.
1. Cost of registering the domain name
This refers to choosing a name for your website and claiming it by registering it with ICANN, the global domain registering authority.
ICANN is an acronym for The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It’s an international non-profit organisation based in the US and tasked with maintaining the domain names and IP addresses of the internet.
A typical domain name looks like this;
Registering a domain with different TLD’s has different costs. For example, the image below gives the expected cost for registering a domain with 8 popular Top Level Domains.
Your Domain Registration is typically valid for a year before it has to be renewed again.
Earlier we mentioned that website hosting can literally cost you Zero Rupees. How is that? There are many websites on the internet that are website builders like Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Wix.com and Weebly.com etc. These website builders allow you to build a website and host it on their site for free. However, the downside is that you won’t get your own custom domain name. Your domain names will be of the format; Neither the domain belongs to you outright, nor are the contents posted there owned by you. These are best suited for bloggers who don’t want to invest money in running a website. Business owners and those looking to build a brand name should instead follow the proper route to create and maintain their own website. To know more details about free website builders and free hosting read our post; The simplest guide to build and host a website on the internet
2. Cost of building the website
- Coding from scratch
This is the costliest method to build a website.
A decent company/programmer specializing in creating a website would probably start at Rs 25,000 for just building the website.
Thereafter periodical maintenance and updates would cost further money.
- Using a Content Management System (CMS)
A Content Management System is a software that can help you build a website easily by yourself (you can also employ a CMS expert).
Examples of 4 very popular Content Management Systems;
- Cost of hosting the website
Now we have come to the final and main part of this post.
How much does it cost to host a website in India?
That depends on the needs of your website and the type of hosting you want.
Source: Veeble.com - Hosting & VPS As you can see in the image above, Veeble.com offers cheap hosting plans at a minimum cost starting at a nominal monthly amount. You can choose Managed hosting and let us take care of all your hosting needs for a cheap price starting at Rs 75/month. We also offer other hosting options such as Linux Web Hosting, Windows Hosting, VPS and Cloud Hosting. To know about what service would fit your website plans perfectly, have a chat with our customer support. Get informed about what’s best for your website.
We hope now you have a good idea of the cost of hosting a website in India.
If you have any questions or would like to add your thoughts to this post, feel free to comment below!