Traditional Website Costing vs. WaaS


You pay for your website up front—typically 50% in advance and 50% at launch. Once it's completed, you have financial responsibility for hosting, maintenance, updates, security and anything else. When you want to add new pages, redesign a page, or overhaul the look and feel, you pay for that too.

You pay a monthly fee that covers design, development, hosting, maintenance, security and any changes to the site. Essentially, everything required to keep your site fresh and up-to-date.

Upfront cost

$3K to $15K+

Just the first monthly payment.

Cost varies by number of pages?



Ongoing costs

Anything required or desired is an additional cost (hosting, backups, plugin licenses, layout changes, etc.)

Just the same monthly payment.

Website hosting, maintenance, security, backups, anti-spam

$250 to $600 annually, plus additional labour as required.

All included. Daily backups. Weekly maintenance to keep site secure and running efficiently. Top-tier firewall and malware protection handles at the server level (no plugins to slow down the site are required).

Content updates, layout changes, addition of new features

While you can make some changes with the WordPress CMS (Content Management System), some things like page navigation are tied tightly into the site structure and should be done by us.  We typically charge by the hour. Plus, you don't really have the time to do wrestle with WordPress, do you?

All included. We'll add new pages, re-arrange content, make whatever changes you want.

Website makeover/refresh

Websites have a shelf life. Styles change and technology continues to improve. Most companies update their website constantly, with major facelifts every 2 to 3 years (the average lifespan of a website is 2 years, 7 months).

Because all changes to the site are included, your site will be continually updated as your company grows and evolves.

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Professional, speedy, creative and so easy to work with. Great designs and they continued to offer modifications until we had it just perfect. Thanks a million, would recommend a thousand times.

Dr. Kristine Medyanik, CEO

Shattered Glass Leadership