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  • What is the cost of making a WordPress website?

    Planning to start a blog or a website on WordPress platform? Read this thread to know the detailed breakup of costs involved in starting a WordPress website.

    I am planning to make a personal blog of my own and in this regard I just want to know about the prerequisite. Please share the detailed description about How to start? I had my blogs on Blogger but I want a premium website now. In this regard, please help me. Thanks in advance.
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  • Hello
    Thanks for showing your interest in blogging. I think you should choose blogger for blogging in earlier days.
    But you asked about wordpress setup cost. Lets start-
    1. You need to buy a domain and web space for your website. There are a lot of web hosting companies for that purpose. Among them Bluehost, Dreamhost and Godaddy are the best one.
    Godaddy giving web space with the rate of 12$ per year.
    2. You can check the latest price at Google.
    3. Normal cost is around 20$.

    Prabhat Jani

  • Starting a blog on Wordpress doesn't cost anything to you. However, if you like to have a custom domain, you will need to pay a bit of money to buy a domain as well as to attach it to Wordpress.

    Domain will cost you from 99 Rs to 699 Rs as per your choice on

    You can go for shared hosting with at Rs 199 per month means around Rs 2,400 per year. If you buy some premium themes for your blog it will also add in your expenses.

    But as you are new and if do not like to for paying on hosting there is one option. You can go with free hosting. My experience with is not bad.

    I have one simple bus ticket booking website of 7 to 8 pages. I have hosted it on and I like to say it's working very fine without any issues. So you can try the same for a personal blog.

  • For Blogger Blog.
    This is the cheapest way to start a blog. You can buy a domain from godaddy for just 100 Rupees. Then redirect it to you blog and your blog is ready. The hosting is completely free at Blogger with 100% uptime. There are many good quality templates which are available for Blogger without any cost.

    For Wordpress Blog.
    Wordpress blogs are more expensive than Blogger blogs.
    Here is how :
    Domain - Rs. 100 for first year.
    Webhosting - Around Rs. 2000 per year.
    Theme Framework - Genesis Pro Plus Package for $399. It is for lifetime upgrade and support.

    These are the mandatory components of a Wordpress blog. I have not included plugins because there are many free plugins available.

  • So Moving on to WordPress is Good. For initial Investment on WordPress

    1- For Hosting, BlueHost, Hostgator, DreamHost ( out of 3, HostGator is Cheap) and this will cost you around 3-5K for 1 Year.

    2-Custom Domain 99rs for 1 year

    3- You can Adjust with Free Theme but If you want to go with Premium Theme, that costs $99 for Lifetime. ( I suggest Premium ,as you can use on unlimited sites).

    That's it So total Cost would be 10K if you want a Professional one. But If you can't go on that much Investment. so for 5K is minimum.
    Even if you don't want to spend that, you can Earn that Money from Blogging using Blogger.

  • Wordpress blogs are based on two types :-
    1. Hosted by
    2. Self-Hosted

    Hosted by Wordpress :- These blogs don't cost you any money and only usable if you want to get space on internet to deliver your views. You get many limitation in, you can't add plugins, themes, 3rd party ads, etc. You only have option of in-built functions provided by Wordpress to you. This type of blog costs you Rs. 0 whereas you have option of buying a custom domain and redirecting it your blog. This will cost your about 10$ per-year.

    Self-Hosted :- Wordpress is the world's most used CMS system. (based on self-hosted wordpress) comes with no-limitation. You get access to all types of plugins, themes, etc. Apart from that you can code your own theme and use it on this. Usually to get blogs you will need to get a hosing which will cost your about 100$ per year (minimal cost of good hosting) and getting a domain will cost your around 10$ per year. This is the best CMS system if you are serious about your blogging career and seriously want to earn from it.

    If you are opting for for practice purpose, then I would suggest you to go for Blogger. It is a Google's product with same specification as but it comes with minimal limitation and better support from Google as well.

    I am currently pursuing High School and planning to pursue career in Computer. Currently, I work on one of my blog - JTech Articles.

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