FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to get started?
First of all, don’t hesitate to send us a message.
Also it will be much faster and easier for us to create valuable project for you if you already preapared:
• Clear understanding of purpose of your web project;
• Terms of reference / List of required pages and features;
• Content and graphics (Text, Images, Video);
• Brand identity elements (Logo, Color, Fonts);
• Examples / Competitors websites;
• Domain + Hosting.
Sure, we can help you to figure all this out.
If you don’t have something done, you can fill our Extended Brief to make your own Terms of reference, also we can design Brand identity for you, create custom detailed Project design prototype, make Competitors research and recommend suitable Domain + Hosting provider.
What I should choose: CMS or Custom solution?
We reccomend to use CMS in 95% cases.
Why? Because this way you get the advantages of a completely own website, with a clear time-tested structure, understandable admin panel, excellent SEO, pleasant content visual editing experience, feature powered core, good speed and flexibility needed for custom solutions.
In 2022 WordPress content management system is used by 43.3% of all sites on the web and 65% of all websites created with CMS. WordPress is a secure, fast, high-performance open-source core that significantly reduces development time and the cost of maintaining for your project, it supported by a community of thousands of developers from around the world and providing high quality end product.
If you want to sell a limited number of products we still recommend you to use WooCommerce with WordPress. Of course, we can customize it completely according to your wishes and implement any desired functionality.
For E-commerce solutions focused on international sales of more than 1,000 items, we recommend customized solutions.
For web applications, one-page applications and all other custom solutions, we use Laravel (PHP) or Node with Next (JS) + Vue / Angular / React.
How long does development take?
It depends on the size of the project, the level of your preparation and the technologies we choose.
In most cases, for small and medium-sized projects, the deadlines range from 2 weeks to 3 months – the time from the approval of the terms of reference and prepayment of the budget to full delivery.
2 weeks is a simple one-page site or landing without customized elements, when you already have prepared content for the site.
3 months is a custom web app or large corporate site with creative design development, several customized solutions and own product catalog.
How much does site development cost?
How much does site development cost?
It all depends on the size of your project, the level of customization and the technologies we choose.
Development of a one-page site / landing page based on CMS without custom functionality with a modern template design including 2 edits per 1 review will cost from 200€.
A corporate website or media platform with up to 5 separate pages with a blog system and extended functionality including 5 edits per 2 reviews will cost from 1000€.
A full-fledged E-commerce solution with a blog, product catalog, user account and advanced functionality including 7 edits per 3 reviews will cost from 4000€.
A custom web-app, or website like the one you are on now, with a lot of self-developed solutions, a high-level complex design and an improved user experience costs from 13000€.
What additional costs should I consider?
In addition to the development and configuration, you need to have a purchased domain and hosting to host your site, prepared content that you want to place on its pages, logo and site icon, selected fonts and colors, and prototype design.
The domain costs on average from 10€ per year.
Quality hosting can cost from 10 to 100 € per month, depending on the complexity of your project and the level of planned load on the servers.
Developing an exclusive design with advanced analysis can cost from 3000€. Adaptation of modern template design to the specific needs of your company – from 300€.
A full-fledged corporate brand book with instructions and examples of use, which you can use for years for all future projects of the company costs from 7000€.
Logo and Icon design – from 750€.
You can prepare images and texts for the site on your own, because you know better than anyone the specifics of your work and can prepare real live photos.
Otherwise, analyzing and writing high-quality unique SEO texts costs an average of 120€ per 1,000 words. Content selection ~ 35€ per hour of work.
By the way, after the publication, your site is just another new page on the Internet – but it is the face of your company in the digital world.
In order for other people to see your site, you need quality site optimization for search networks, paid advertising campaigns on search and social networks, anonymous analysis of your users’ behavior to understand whether your site works the way you want.
What is already included in the cost of website development?
Every CMS site we develop always includes:
• setting up and preparing the domain and hosting;
• SSL security certificate configuration;
• CDN, basic image optimization and cache;
• improved security settings;
• SEO settings (Schema.org Markup and OpenGraph Meta Data generation);
• creating and setting up a contact form,
• configure SMTP email validation for your site;
• use of best practices and the latest adapted versions of technologies (HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, MySql, Litespeed, WP6 + etc.)
• adherence to a single site style;
• perfect pixel-sensitive layout for mobile and desktop screens;
• development and publication of your site.
In our Elbhost team opinion, these are global standards that should be included in every new site created in 2022.
Of course, we do much more for our advanced collaboration plans, and custom functionality of solutions are discussed individually.
Who will support my site after its publication?
You have all possibilities to support website created with CMS by yourself. Or you can teach your employees to work with the content of your site.
You can also consult us if you need point support for the site. It costs from 45€ per hour.
And of course, you can order constant support for your web project from us. The cost depends on the amount of work and discussed individually.