This is just a quick note to all my clients, that from the 1 July 2015 there will be a price increase on some of the services and also a change on the process of renewing hosting and the SEO services. Due to the fact that we havent increased our prices for the last two years, I thought it would be best to implement it from July onwards. If you have already paid a deposit or renewed your hosting for the year this will not affect you until the next payment cycle.
Price increase across the board on the following:
- 5 Page websites price increase of R500 from R2 500.00 to R4 000.00 – we will also be removing the option of free hosting for the first year
- 10 Page websites price increase of R500 from R3 000.00 to R5 000.00 – we will also be removing the option of free hosting for the first year
- E-Commerce increase from R5000.00 to R6500.00 – we will also be removing the option of free hosting for the first year
- .co.za domain names will increase from R150.00 to R200.00 per year
- .com domain names will increase from R250.00 to R300.00 per year
We will no longer be offering hosting on a yearly basis. For people that have paid their hosting already this year will not be affected until their renewal. We will instead be billing on a monthly basis. The cost for the hosting packages are as follows:
- HTML website hosting (basic website hosting) R70 per month
- CMS website Hosting (WordPress, Joomla) R100 per month
- CMS Website Hosting (Drupal) R120 per month (requires more space and PHP memory)
Updates to websites
If you require updates to your websites then we are happy to assist you with the changes. Turnaround time is 48 hours. You will be quoted how long it will take before the changes are made, so there aren’t any nasty suprises. There is a cost increase from R250 per hour to R275 per hour.
Backup and Maintenance of CMS websites
Its always important to have your WordPress, Joomla & Drupal websites backed up and up to date with the latest version of the CMS, plugins and modules. By default your website is backed up on our hosting servers, but if you are hosted with another hosting provider your website might not be backed up. Alot of hosting providers dont back up your website, so dont take a chance. We offer a service whereby we keep your CMS up to date and back up your website once a week in case of any server failure. Keeping your CMS up to date ensures that your website runs without any unforeseen issues. You can make use of this backup service for a small fee of R100 per month and have piece of mind that your website is safe from server failure and potential hackers.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
We were offering a SEO special for most of last year for 5 page websites for R2000-R3000. We will no longer be offering that special anymore. If you have taken that special, fear not, it will not affect you until you want to renew.
SEO will be a fixed contract for 12 months
- R700.00 per month for a 5 page website.
- R900 per month for a 10 – 15 page website
- R1200 per month for 15 page -30 page website
- For pages more than 30 page you will need to ask for a custom quote
As your website is growing all the time, the cost of your SEO will grow with it. So the cost will adjust to the number of pages. We will also be sending out SEO ranking reports instead of monthly reports as part of the service.