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WEBSITE RUNNING COSTS

The cost of operating a website falls into several different parts.

Existing and potential customers of our services need to appreciate the various elements of the cost build up.
To operate a website you need to both purchase the use of a domain and maintain that ownership.
In addition there are costs relating to access paths and actual storage of the website.

DOMAIN NAME
The domain is first purchased from the appropriate government's appointed supplier.
(Nominet in the UK for '.co.uk') and is priced at £85 for the first two years if we register for you.
This means we set it all up with a reliable and professional ISP (service provider).

Annual renewal thereafter is £35 each year.
In the case of BigLoaf customers/users who are hosted in BigLoaf directories without specific domain names this does not apply.

PROVISION of WEBSPACE
This is currently free for sites managed by us up to 100Mb.
The supply is subject to a bandwidth surcharge which is only levied for very busy sites.

MANAGEMENT of DNS
The process used by browsers to find your website.
This is currently £16/month payable one year at a time in ADVANCE.
If payment is delayed beyond 14 days from due date the website will be taken off line.

MULTIPLE DOMAINS
In cases where we have more than one domain pointing at a site we charge £12/yr for each pointer

WEBSITE DESIGN and UPGRADES
This is strictly a question of quotation/estimate for each customer..

LINKS
We always link to customer sites and it is a condition of use that we make a link back to the BigLoaf which helps everyone with their search engine rating - you will see a small button like this in one or more places on your site

last update Apr 2014
last price increase Jan 2005