How much to charge for Web Maintenance in South Africa?

Maintaining your website is important, but the cost to maintain your website can vary widely. Find out how much a developer will charge for web maintenance in South Africa before you start working with them. Developers in South Africa generally follow the following practices for pricing:

  • Fixed cost
  • Hourly rate

When it comes to a fixed cost, you should understand exactly what is included in the maintenance of your site. You don’t want any nasty surprises a few months down the road. If the developer is going to charge you an hourly rate, find out if they have a minimum number of hours. Some companies will state that they charge X amount per hour but they have a minimum of 2 hours.

When it comes to the hourly rate,

  • A good designer could charge between R300 – R900 per hour for a website on WordPress.
  • They could charge up to R2000 per hour for a website written with Ruby.

When it comes to fixed costs,

  • The code your website is written in
  • The complexity of your website
  • The size of the development agency
  • The sensitivity of your website’s downtime


In Conclusion

Whichever way your developer charges for maintenance, make sure that you completely understand the cost before you start building your website. Make sure that you are comfortable with paying their fee. Changing developers can also be an expensive task as the new developer will need to familiarise themselves with your business, your website, and the code of your website.

You can read more about choosing a web partner here.

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