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FAB
10-08-2012, 11:35 AM
HI guys/gals

I have someone with an auto repair business, they have a fairly simplistic 8 page website with some forms pages, nothing fancy at all.
I don't want this to turn into a 'how long is a piece of string' thread, but what would be a rough price per month for that do you think?

Currently they are paying around $200 per month, which to me seems excessive.

Cheers

Renegade
10-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Where's it currently hosted?
For example, Orcon would charge $17.50+GST per 28 days for a <50MB site.

inphinity
10-08-2012, 11:48 AM
If there's no SSL certs, no ecommerce, etc, and literally just 8 basic, static pages with some contact forms, any more than about $20 or so a month is either a ripoff or getting WAY more than you need.

FAB
10-08-2012, 11:53 AM
If there's no SSL certs, no ecommerce, etc, and literally just 8 basic, static pages with some contact forms, any more than about $20 or so a month is either a ripoff or getting WAY more than you need.
That's exactly what they have. Whole website probably 2megs in size.

Chilling_Silence
10-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Yeah if it's that small, they're being taken for a ride. Even e-commerce websites don't cost that much. To give you an example you can rent a whole dedicated server and have it maintained by somebody for less than that each month...

I wouldn't even give their current hosting provider the chance to "make amends" if they're abusing them that much, simply up and switch and take your money elsewhere!

wainuitech
10-08-2012, 01:37 PM
My Site is with Web Drive, its 11 pages Visable ( meaning links to hidden pages that open when links are clicked) it costs $17.25 /month.

pctek
10-08-2012, 02:40 PM
http://www.webslice.co.nz/hosting/web-hosting/

$6.95
Medium Slice

Disk Space 1250 MB
Bandwidth Unlimited
Hosted Domains 2
Domain Pointers 5
Full Featured Email Accounts 15
MySQL Databases 5

Metla
10-08-2012, 02:52 PM
HI guys/gals



Currently they are paying around $200 per month, which to me seems excessive.

Cheers

Thats 4 times what I pay a year....

Chilling_Silence
10-08-2012, 03:27 PM
Just saw this on another thread here in PF1 (One of the Ads):
http://www.openhost.co.nz/1buck/?gclid=CNiSzOr_27ECFYYaQgodO2oAHg

pctek
10-08-2012, 04:18 PM
Trial...yeah...then $6.99 + GST after, every month.

gary67
10-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Step son was paying $5 for a full ecommerce site, shed loads of pages too

Chilling_Silence
10-08-2012, 05:45 PM
Trial...yeah...then $6.99 + GST after, every month.

$6.99 a month is better than $200 a month, right? ;)

pctek
11-08-2012, 11:29 AM
$6.99 a month is better than $200 a month, right? ;)
I don't think anyone charges $200 for standard shared hosting, it may be a reseller who includes a support contract with it...

Chilling_Silence
11-08-2012, 02:57 PM
True but even that's probably pretty excessive ...

mzee
11-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Sounds like one of these web sites made online where you pay an anual fee which includes hosting and the use of online software to maintain it. Possibly also includes a 3rd party creating the site and maintaining it. I have 3 sites with 'Open Host' at $12.00 each with full FTP, Data Base & Email support.

Metla
11-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Its a rip, no matter what the spin.

Renmoo
12-08-2012, 11:32 AM
Was getting an online pharmacy hosted with SilverStripe (created and hosted by them). They were charging $200 / month for ongoing support and hosting.

Was.

pctek
12-08-2012, 07:28 PM
Pretty outrageous.