This article builds a prospective operational expense budget that you can take into consideration when preparing for your project. To achieve this we'll break out the items that are essential and other's that are optional and explain why. Knowing your web development costs avoids any surprises for you and loss of experience for your end-users. In addressing this upfront we hope that you can begin the project with the right expectations and make informed decisions from the very beginning of your development journey.
A domain is what you purchase to access your website and email address. Eg.
www.yourcompany.com. We can deploy the web application to a new subdomain of this eg.
www.app.yourcompany.com. Domains vary in their price and usually cost about $10-$100 per year to manage and you likely already have one for your business. However, remember it should be branded to your applications purpose. On top of these, each deployed subdomain requires an SSL certificate. This keeps the domain secure and the data encrypted. This is usually $50 per annum per domain.
Usually included with your domain, email servers are important for sending a communication to your customers. An email server is usually ~$10 for business per month and likely included with your domain hosting. When the application is developed, the team will link up your email servers to send emails from the application. The reply-to mail address should be monitored by your customer service team.