Detailed survey of how shops and companies in the WP ecosystem price their services, what revenue they get per project, how they identify themselves. Very insightful.
"What will it cost to build my website?" It's the most common question that WordPress development and design companies have to answer. And it's also the hardest.
Until now, there hasn't been a compelling, data-driven analysis of how much this type of work really costs. People talk about it within the industry, so you can find some anecdotal evidence with a few data points but nothing comprehensive. Prospective clients don't know what they should expect to pay, and companies have no idea if what they're charging is in line with what their competitors are getting paid.
In early 2018, we ran a survey to try to answer this question.
We asked WordPress design and development companies around the world to share (anonymously) information about the size of their company, their pricing model, what they charge, their revenue, and how they run their business.
We're happy that so many companies responded and even happier to share the results of this first-ever worldwide WordPress design and development company survey.
We'd like to give a hat tip to Rand Fishkin of Moz, whose survey of SEO consulting agencies inspired this project and informed many of the questions we asked.
ServerPilot added one-click WordPress. I saw in a reply to their tweet that Peter Cralen said, "don't know how you did it, just tested it and it was the fastest deployed WP site I ever did". It sounds magical.
From the beginning, we've focused on creating the best and easiest WordPress hosting solution. We've empowered developers all over the world with the greatest hosting possible on fast servers at their favorite providers. However, we've known that getting started could still be easier. Though we kept the ServerPilot installation simple (a single SSH command) and continuously improved our documentation, it has still been easier for some people to use one-click WordPress images offered by many providers.
That's why we're proud to announce we've brought the simplicity of one-click WordPress to ServerPilot.
The Pain of WordPress Server Images
Though one-click WordPress images offered by server providers are a quick way to get started, they're full of disadvantages. WordPress images leave people stuck with a server they can't manage. From security updates, to SSL deployment, to configuring multiple sites on a server, to changing PHP versions, WordPress images require manual administration that is far from simple.
Additionally, WordPress images often require servers with a large amount of memory just to launch them. And despite the additional resources and cost, the same server configurations