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Web Design Cost Malaysia

How much does website design cost in Malaysia? Your website is your digital address and digital storefront for your business, whether or not your small business in Malaysia operates over the internet, in-person, or a combination, which is why it’s important to make a careful investment into professional web design.

On average, a small business in Malaysia will cost you anywhere between RM1,500 to RM100,000 depending on the scale and features that your company is after. Websites with more features or custom-built components will typically cost a lot more due to the amount of excessive coding and their complexity of developing.

In this article, you will learn:

  1. Things to consider before asking for a web design quotation.
  2. The variable features and components in a website that make up the cost.

Things to Consider Before Asking for the Website Design Cost in Malaysia.

1. How many pages do I need?

The number of pages that you place on your website depends on the goals that your business wishes to get out of creating a website. Businesses’ with a long-term goal of drawing more traffic to the website will require multiple pages for optimal Search Engine performance (SEO).
On the other hand, businesses’ that are aiming to do a short-term promotion or event can rely on landing pages since SEO is a continuous process that slowly builds up results.

2. Do I want a custom or template-based design?

A website built from scratch in Malaysia will cost over RM10,000 while a template-based website will put you back anywhere starting from RM1,500 with a basic landing page. A custom website is optimal in the circumstance where your website requires special functions, or where you are after a highly creative and high-end design.

3. Do I have my own logo and content?

When you hire a web designer, you’re typically paying for the website skeleton and design. Additional content such as logos, images, and copywriting come at an additional cost.

4. Do I need Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?

To draw in traffic to your website, you need either SEM or SEO. The difference is SEM is a short-term investment while SEO is a long-term investment which will bring in more organic visitors in the long-term.

5. Am I selling products online?

To sell products online, you will need to set up an E-Commerce store using a custom built platform or an existing one such as WooCommerce or Shopify.

6. How much traffic am I expected to get per month?

If you operate a large business with a large number of visitors per month, you will need to purchase an appropriate web hosting plan that can withstand high traffic without crashing.

7. Do I need a fast website?

Depending on the competitiveness of your industry, you may be able to get away with a slowish website while ranking for other industries may depend on the millisecond time of how fast your website loads. Therefore, your website design cost in Malaysia may be higher if you require a super optimised website.

8. Do I need any other special functionalities?

Some other functionalities that you might not be aware of may lead to further increases in the cost of your website. It is a good idea to let your web designer clearly know what features that you are after to prevent any unexpected increases in your web design costs.

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The components that make up the cost for website design in Malaysia:

1. Domain Name

A domain is the digital address of your website. For example, uptreemarketing.com is our domain. The average cost for a .com.my domain is RM80 per year, .com is RM60 per year, while a .my domain will set you back around RM120 per year.

2. Website Hosting

Website hosting is the renting of a portion of a web hosting’s server to which you will connect your domain name and place your files for your website. Different hosting providers serve different prices with different functionalities, but there are certain features you will typically want to look out for, such as bandwidth, SSD storage size, email accounts, and a control panel (cPanel, Plesk). Web hosting is charged monthly, annually, or multiple years.

3. SSL Certification

When you look at a website’s URL, the extra ‘s’ at the end of https indicates that the website is secured with SSL. When a website does not have SSL security, browsers such as Google Chrome will take visitors to a warning page before sending you to your page. Which can be harmful to your traffic or trust.

4. Template or Custom Design

Custom designs can set you back over RM8,000 to RM100,000 depending on the complexity of the functionalities and design that you require. Template designs can be as low as RM1,500. While the visual design of template websites can also be customised to a certain extent, adding custom visual effects such as parallax can incur additional costs.

5. Number of Pages

The cost of additional pages can cost you anywhere from RM300 to RM1000 depending on the package that you choose with your web designer. While the additional cost might put you off, having multiple pages is essential to optimising your website for SEO and increase search engine rankings.

6. Copywriting

The main task of a web designer is to create the skeleton of your website, meaning that images and content might not be included in the package that you purchase from your web designer. Some agencies provide full-service web design packages, which include website content creation, while others might charge per word or per page.

7. E-Commerce Functionality

To sell products on your website, your website needs an e-commerce platform with a payment gateway. Be prepared to spend over RM400 alone just on payment gateways such as SenangPay. On the other hand, setting up an e-commerce platform will usually cost you a few additional hundred ringgits with WooCommerce or Shopify. A custom e-commerce platform will typically cost more, and can cost over RM8,000.

8. Other Functionalities

Other functionalities which you might didn’t think would increase your web design cost are contact forms, Google Maps integration, live chat integration, animation and other visual effects such as parallax. However, these costs are almost always included in web design packages that you can find online.

9. Content Management Systems

To manage the content on your website and update them, having a Content Management System (CMS) makes this an easy process without having to manually change the coding in your website. Manually updating a website is also risky, since a small mistake in the coding can crash your entire website. You can also save more money in the long term with being able to maintain your website on your own and post new content.
The cost for a custom CMS can range anywhere from between RM10,000 to RM50,000 while web designers will typically include an additional fee for installing a standard CMS such as WordPress for your website.

Web Design Company Price Malaysia

While at Up Tree Marketing Sdn Bhd we don’t focus on delivering the cheapest web design, we focus on delivering the best value for money websites which convert insanely well and look great. We offer three different web design packages, altogether starting from RM2,500.
While you may be concerned with the price of your website, remember that your website creates the first impression of your business. It has been proven that customers will make a decision whether to work with you based on the first four seconds that they see your website.

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