Web designers, what hosting companies do you use and how much do you charge for a basic 5 page website?

I am thinking of starting a web design company but I am not sure what to charge and whether hosting/domain names should be included in the price. There are so many designers out there with different packages that I'm not sure what the "going" rate is. Do you have maintanance contracts with your clients and if so, how much do you charge? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to get all the info possible. Thanks

Asked By: deelightuk2004 - 1/15/2008
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I have used a lot of hosts (godaddy, cphosting, nomonthlyfees, bluehost). My favorite right now is bluehost- it costs more than the others but offers great support, and best of all, free addon domains, so I can host 3 of my sites with one host. Cphosting was pretty good- almost as cheap as godaddy, good service, and... More
Answered By: slothums - 1/15/2008
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Answered By: Sayvai - 1/15/2008
You can register at freelance website like and bid for all web designing project , you can also get an idea how much to charge for a particular project based on the average bid for it. You can buy web hosting from website like
Answered By: Elisa P - 1/16/2008
I don't think it is that expensive. But hosting is only one part of the process. Sometimes companies quote a low price and then nothing is included and they limit the bandwith to your site or it's down all the time. Reliability and being able to get live help on the phone is important to me and I use Integrated... More
Answered By: Lauren - 1/17/2008
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