Over the last few weeks, we've been answering the question 'what does a website cost,' and specifically talking about what it is that you receive at various price points. If you remember, I used the car analogy; even though you can find very cheap or even free (DIY) web design services, what you receive in the end is the equivalent of an old junker car.
Today, I'm going to talk a bit about website technology and how, like everything else in the website world, you get what you pay for when it comes to the technical aspects of your website. While people are often more concerned about how their new website will look, what's under the hood will make all the difference as far as user experience and overall website performance go. Sure, looks are important, but if you've got a great looking website that is slow to load, clunks along and doesn't really add any value for your business, what's the point?
LAMP Stack at a Glance
At Saltmedia, we know the importance of website technology, which is why we use the best - LAMP Stack. LAMP Stack, which includes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, is an open source web platform on which your website will run.
If you're trying to decide where to save a few bucks when your website is being built, the site's technology is not the answer. Instead of thinking long-term, and all of the value they will gain and the frustration they'll avoid by choosing the best available technology, people sometimes skimp out just to save a few dollars in the short term.
In our experience as website designers, those who cut corners for short term savings always regret it in the long run and end up paying to have their sites upgraded later on. You can, in fact, save money by choosing to invest in the best possible website technology right up front, and your business will benefit from launching a site that's highly attractive and performs exceptionally well, right from the beginning.
If you have questions about LAMP Stack or would like to know how this website technology will make all the difference in your online presence, give us a call!