How Much Does a Website Cost?

It can be challenging to estimate how much developing, designing and optimizing a website will cost because no two websites are the same! That’s why we offer our free website price calculator to help you figure out how much your website project could cost.

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Use the sliders below to indicate your needs, then click the "See Pricing" button for a free, instant quote.


Understanding Our Web Development Cost Calculator

We created this guide to help you understand some of the options on our website cost estimate calculator form. Terms like responsive design and database integration can be confusing for people who aren’t involved in digital marketing and we want to help you get the most accurate quote possible!

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Number of Pages

This option refers to the total number of pages you want on your website!

Style of Design

This option refers to the amount and level of graphic design needed on the website.

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Copywriting # of Pages

Different from the total number of pages, the SEO copywriting # of pages refers to the number of pages that have been optimized with SEO content and written by expert copywriters that you want to have on your website.

SEO Placement

This option refers to the number of optimized keywords you want to implement on your website. Selecting these keywords involves researching popular terms that users are already searching for and implementing relevant terms onto your website to drive more traffic and qualified leads as part of the SEO strategy for your business.

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Responsive Design

Responsive design is a type of website design that automatically formats itself to conform to any screen size. Responsive design is especially beneficial for smartphone and tablet users. This design style is increasingly important as mobile browsing becomes more and more prominent.

Database Integration

Database integration allows you to connect your data across multiple systems so that you don’t have to update it manually. Our online website cost calculator allows you to select basic, advanced and full levels of integration.

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e-Commerce Functionality

If you would like to sell products online, your website will need some level of e-commerce functionality. You can select from several different levels of functionality with this form option.


CMS is short for Content Management System. A CMS is any website software that utilizes a database to manage text, graphics, code and more on a website. Our website price estimator allows you to choose several different levels of CMS functionality.

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Now you are ready to use our website cost estimation tool! Fill out the calculator above to get a free custom quote for your new website!

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How to Calculate Website Costs

Looking to build your business presence through a new website, but don't know how much it will cost to have a website built? Our free website cost calculator will provide you with a quote depending on what you want! The cost estimate of the website design will take into account important factors such as number of pages, style of design, SEO placement, e-Commerce functionality and more.

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Pros and Cons of Website Design Levels

Level of Design What Does it Get Me? Price Range Estimate
Basic Bare essentials $2,000 - $3,000
Standard Industry-standard website $3,000 - $5,000
Excellent Industry frontrunner website $5,000 - $10,000
World Class Premier, trend-setting website $10,000 - $15,000
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Which Site Design Level is Right for Me?

The style or level of design that goes into a website strategy refers mainly to its usability and purpose. The more you splurge on design, the more competitive your website will be within your industry. A basic level of page design will provide you with everything necessary to establish an online presence for your business, but may not come with all the bells and whistles necessary to compete well with others in the same vertical.

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What is Responsive Design?

Responsive design allows your website to be viewed flawlessly across a number of devices. It involves the automatic resizing of website content, so everything remains formatted properly regardless of the user’s screen size.

Responsive design is more important than ever in today’s world. Google places great emphasis on a site’s level of mobile compatibility. Properly implemented responsive design is never a bad idea for your website, no matter the size or purpose.

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SEO for a New Website

Do you want to hit the ground running with your SEO efforts? Many web design agencies do offer this as an option. You can typically pick the number of keywords you’d like to rank for, and your site will be designed and populated with content accordingly.

Quality SEO work does take time and a certain finesse, so expect to see your average website cost commensurate with the number of keywords you want to rank for.

While SEO efforts can be content-centric, a truly optimized site is built on a foundation of technical best practices as well. Specifying that you want an SEO-ready website ensures you’ll be poised for growth in the future, without hitting the many roadblocks that are typical of retroactively implementing SEO. Read on to learn how to estimate the cost of a website!

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Who Can Build My Site and How Much Will it Cost?

Check out the graph below to learn how to calculate website cost or visit our calculator to get a free, custom quote!

Web Design Solution Benefits Price Range Estimate
Freelance designer Affordable, creative $8 - $85 / hour
Large corporation Fast turnaround, budget-friendly $1,000 - $1,600 / month
Specialized agency High quality, personalized experience $1,000 - $150,000+ / project

Now that you’re informed and rearing to go, you have to consider where you’ll go to get your website designed. You have a few general options:

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Pros and Cons of
Freelance Web Designers

Freelancers work for themselves and are not affiliated with a web design company or agency. Freelancers are typically the most affordable option when it comes to website creation, but they can have their downsides. You’ll be entrusting two jobs (front-end design and back-end coding) to one person who may be more capable in one area than the other, and your website could suffer as a result.

Communication tends to be hit-or-miss as well. There are plenty of extremely professional, timely, and transparent freelancers who will cater to your every need. Unfortunately, there are just as many fly-by-night freelancers who are just in it for some quick cash. Discerning between the two can be difficult, and picking wrong could cost you a lot of money. Learn how to calculate website cost to see what you can afford!

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Pros and Cons of
Big Corporate Website Builders

These corporations are usually international, with an army of designers ready and waiting to pump out your website. If you’re looking for quick turnaround time at a reasonable price, these corporations are a good bet.

Among the cons of selecting a big corporation to design your website is the fact that you’ll be one of many, many clients. The process is less personalized, and you won’t feel particularly cared about. Don’t expect much creativity from the big guys, if any.

Communication can be difficult as well. Time zone differences can make it hard to coordinate, even though clear and consistent communication is the most important part of the web design project. Check out our website cost calculator to see if how much your website will cost.

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Pros and Cons of
Website Design Agencies

Specialized web design agencies are usually similar to their international corporation counterparts, but can be smaller, more invested, and of a higher quality. They’re also typically the most expensive option.

Because they’re smaller operations, specialized design agencies will be invested in each and every client. You can expect clear lines of communication as well as fast response times when it comes to questions or desired changes.

Website Design agencies are capable of designing lead generation and e-commerce websites. Contact Us for a lead-gen or e-commerce website cost estimate!

The end result may take a bit longer, but you can be confident everything will be of the highest quality and good to go right out of the box.

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About WebFX

This website cost calculator and information is happily provided by WebFX, Harrisburg’s leading full-service web design and development agency. While we’re a bit biased, we think trusting a specialized design agency is the way to go if you’re in the market for a quality website. Our web design experts have been delivering award-winning results to businesses across the country for more than 10 years, and we’d love to do the same for you!