If you are looking to build a website, you may have a lot of questions in your mind that you want to ask your shortlisted web developers before proceeding ahead with any of them.
Here in this blog post, we have shared 9 questions that most of our clients & prospects ask before hiring us. These FAQs may help you too.
#1 How much time my website development will take?
This is perhaps one of the primary questions that most of our prospects ask us. They need to know how much time their website development will take.
Some of them may want to complete & launch their website within a few days while others may not have any deadline. Whichever the situation is with you, make sure to share it with your web developer before you hire them.
A simple website may take up to 2 weeks to finish while a complicated website may take 1- 2 months or even more. For an e-commerce website, it may take around 3-4 weeks to complete.
#2 What would be the cost?
This is yet another important question that our prospects ask us before discussing their web design project in detail. “What would be the cost of my website development?”.
While the cost to build a website may vary depending upon the requirements of your project, here are a few things to know if you are considering hiring an Indian website developer:
For a basic website, most Indian website builders charge between $500 to $700, while for a simple e-commerce website, you may have to pay more than $900.
If you need a complicated web portal, your website development cost may even go higher than $3000.
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#3 Which platform will you use?
Although not everybody asks us this question because they may not know much about different web development platforms, some of them do. They do ask us “which platform will you use for my website development?”.
At Innomax, we prefer to use WordPress to build a website.
Well, there are many benefits of using WordPress for your website development, mainly below:
- WordPress is free to use & customize.
- WordPress themes are inexpensive.
- Most of the WordPress plugins are free to use.
- Most of the WordPress themes are mobile-responsive.
- WordPress websites are easier to redesign.
- A WordPress website can be developed in just a few days.
- WordPress websites are easier to maintain, even for non-technical webmasters.
- WordPress is SEO-friendly.
- WordPress developers are available in abundance, therefore affordable.
To sum up, when you use WordPress to create a website, you can save more than 40% of your total web development cost.
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#4 How do you handle security?
These days, most website owners are aware of and concerned about the security threats that their websites can have. Therefore, we are often being asked questions like “how do you handle the security of websites?” or “how you will secure my website?“.
The security of a website is as important as its existence. Especially with the growing number of cyber attacks over the last few years, it has become even more important than ever for every website builder to secure a website.
Why the website’s security is so important?
When a website is hacked, the hackers can steal the customer’s data and in some cases, they can even hijack the entire computer resources.
To protect the confidential information of your users, you must make sure that your website is secured.
There are many ways in which a WordPress developer can secure your website mainly below:
- Restricting the access of important files such as wp-config.php
- Renaming the conventional URL & username of the administrator.
- Installing security plugins such as All in One WP Security.
- Ensuring the credibility of all the plugins used on the website.
#5 How do I view the progress?
All the business owners are concerned about the end result of their website development. They don’t want to end up seeing a website that doesn’t match their expectations. In other words, they don’t want any kind of shock or surprise when they see the final website.
Therefore, they do ask us if we share the website development progress with them at every stage.
At Innomax, we always ensure to work in a progressive way.
When we get started, we always send a mockup design to our clients for their approval or feedback.
After finalizing the design, we then start working on the development work.
After we develop the website, we share a test server link with our clients to see the work and feedback.
After making the required changes according to the clients’ feedback(s), we again share the progress with our client and upon their final approval, we start the process of making the website live.
#6 Will I be able to make changes?
More than 60% of websites these days are developed using a CMS (content management system) like WordPress. A CMS-driven website makes it easier for webmasters to manage the content & images on their websites themselves.
So yes, our prospects do ask us “what if I want to make some changes to my website?” or “will I be able to make the changes on my website myself without contacting you?“.
Our answer is “Yes, you can”. Because we build all the websites using a CMS like WordPress.
Below are some of the benefits of using CMS:
- Easy to make changes on the website.
- CMS platforms like WordPress are SEO-friendly.
- CMS platforms like WordPress are compatible with thousands of themes.
- No need to hire web developers to make minor changes. So, it saves your web development cost.
- It’s easier to redesign a CMS website because your web developer just needs to redesign the theme/skin of your website.
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#7 Do you provide any warranty?
Even after your website builder makes your site live, you may find some errors or bugs that need to be addressed immediately. Therefore, there must be a post-launch service warranty period in which your developer should take care of all the unnoticed issues without charging any fee.
We are often being asked by our clients the questions like “do you provide a service warranty?” or “what if I notice any issue after the website’s launch?” or “will you help me to fix the bugs & issues that may arise after you make my website live?”
At Innomax, we provide a service warranty of 3 to 6 months, depending upon the complexity and size of the project.
#8 What about web hosting?
Most of our prospects are not aware of the difference between web hosting and domain name. Some of them do. Those who know would ask us “do you provide web hosting services too?” or “does your web development quote includes web hosting?“
First of all, let’s understand the difference between website hosting and domain name.
A domain name is the unique address of your website which could be like www.yourwebsitename.com It has nothing to do with your hosting space or email space.
Web hosting is like a virtual hard disc where your web developer would store your website files and databases. Emails are also being created on your web hosting account. The larger your website’s size is, the more space you will need for your web hosting.
At Innomax, we do assist our clients to host their websites because we are the resellers of several web hosting companies.
Additionally, all of our web design packages come with free web hosting for the first year.
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#9 Do you provide web maintenance
Website development is not a one-time thing. It needs regular maintenance.
Our prospects do ask us questions like “do you provide website maintenance?” or “how much will you charge to maintain our website?“.
Being a web development company, we do offer website maintenance services as well.
We can’t emphasize more the importance of website maintenance.
Regular web maintenance will help you to:
- Protect your website from different types of security threats.
- Update your website with the latest information.
- Optimize the loading speed of your website.
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