Building a website, which method is best for you?

Creating a website doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. The cost depends on how much time and resources you want to invest, and how advanced your website needs to be. However, it can be a challenge to navigate all the options and methods available. To make it easier to find the right one, we have summarized and explained three clear methods for creating a website.
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You always need a domain and a web hosting

Regardless of your chosen method for building your website, you will always need a domain and web hosting. The domain is your website's unique address on the internet e.g. ,and web hosting stores your website and ensures it's reachable online.

Offers for "free" websites may be enticing but they often lack important features or lock you into a specific domain. Paying for a domain and web hosting gives you a unique domain address, full control, and security. It's an investment in your website's future that pays off in the long run. With our web hosting, you can be confident that your website is secure, has the resources it needs, and remains accessible and functioning.

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Which method suits you best?

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Different methods for building your website have different advantages and disadvantages, and it can be difficult to decide which is best for your website. You can compare the three most common methods to different cooking options to make it easier.

How much money do you want to spend?
How quickly do you need your website live?
Do you want to build it yourself or hire help?
How complex a website do you need?
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DIY website
website cost 0 - 1000 kr
time icon As long as it takes
users icon When you have the extra time and like to DIY

Build it yourself with a website builder

You can create a simpler site yourself in a few hours, but it can also take longer. Here, the tools are often more important than experience.

If you spend a little money on an intuitive website builder, it can be quick and easy, even if it's your first time. Of course, there are limits, but most websites don't require particularly advanced functionality. You can get away with little to no extra cost for the build and it can be very satisfying to have done it yourself

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DIFM website
website cost 10 000 - 17 000 kr
time icon Ready within 4-6 weeks
users icon You don't have the time or desire to build it yourselve and have a limited budget

Let our web team build it for you

Get a professional, custom-made website within 4-6 weeks for an affordable fixed price. We build a unique website that matches your brand and helps you stand out from the crowd.

We have an efficient team of experts ready to get started right away. All we need from you is your requests for the website. Our focus is to deliver a professional website as quickly as possible that can take your business forward
DIWM website
website cost 15 000 - 200 000 kr
time icon 2-5 months
__users-black You are willing to pay for advanced functionality and let it take some time to get it just right

Hire a developer or web agency

Hiring a web developer to build your website from scratch gives you unmatched freedom and functionality, but it costs money and can take time.

You can get a website that exactly matches your needs and wishes, both in terms of features, but it can also become complex and requires some technical understanding to be able to communicate your wishes clearly to avoid wasting valuable time.

Consider how you want to update and develop your website in the long term

Will you want to be able to make minor updates yourself, once your website is finished and live?

Choosing a platform with long-term in mind gives you the freedom to independently update and develop your website. Popular and user-friendly platforms give you the tools you need to create a successful website that can grow with your business.
There are many popular tools for building your own website, including WordPress, SitePro, and Joomla. These tools offer both free and paid versions, and they are available with just a few clicks from your web hosting provider. You can start testing within minutes, and you will often quickly notice whether the tool is right for you or if it is worth trying an alternative.

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If you choose to let our team build your website, you still have the opportunity to choose what they build it in. Most people choose WordPress or WooCommerce, but we adapt to your needs. The most important thing is that you feel confident in the tool and can easily update your website after delivery. We also offer maintenance packages if you want to outsource future updates to us.

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Developers and web agencies are often specialize in one tool, so choose a team based on that. It is important that you feel comfortable updating the platform unless you plan to choose a maintenance plan where they will continue to help you with future website changes.

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Which method is best for e-commerce?

All three methods are suitable for e-commerce, it is just a matter of choosing a website builder or platform that has e-commerce features.

If you build it yourself, you can choose Opencart or Prestashop, for example. Even if you delegate the construction of the website itself, you can choose which platform the website is built on. WooCommerce is the most popular platform for us.

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Can you get a website for free

There are free website builders you can use for the actual build but you will also need a domain and webhosting to be able to reach the webbsite and have it stored online. No matter what building method you choose, there will be recurring costs for a website: web hosting and a domain.

"Free" website offers often lack key features or lock you into a specific domain. Paying for a domain and web hosting gives you a unique domain address, full control, and security. It's a long-term investment for your website, ensuring it has the resources it needs and stays accessible.

I want to build my website myself, what skills do I need?

Generally, no coding knowledge is required to build a website with a site builder. These tools are designed to be user-friendly and require minimal technical expertise. Site builders offer pre-designed templates and modules that you can drag and drop to create your website's layout. You can also edit text, images, and colors to customize the website according to your preferences.

There are both free and paid versions, what you way for is more functionality and in some cases a more intuitive interface that is easier to work in. However, some site builders offer limited customization options compared to coding a website from scratch. If you want complete control over your website's design and functionality, you may need a more flexible plattform like Wordpress and learn some basic CSS and HTML coding. For most presentational websites that solely need to present and provide contact the functionality in a sitebuilder should be enough.

How do I pick a domain name?

Your domain name is your website's address on the internet. It is therefore important to choose a name that is relevant to your business and easy to remember. Here are some tips:

Keep it short and simple: A long and complicated domain name is difficult to remember and type. :

Use relevant keywords: Include relevant keywords in your domain name so that it is easier to find your website through search engines. :

Make it unique: Make sure your domain name is not already taken. You can easily check if the domain you like is available in the searchbar on our website:

How long does it take to build a website?

The time it takes to build a website depends largely on the method you choose as well as the complexity you require on your website:

Build it yourself with a website builder: This option can be completed in a few hours for a very basic website. More complex websites with additional features might take several weeks or up to months, depending on your comfort level and the builder's functionalities.

Let our web team build it for you: With a clear plan and content provided, our team can typically build a professional website within 4-6 weeks. The key is our intuitive feedback tool makes it really easy to make specific requests or just simply approving a page so the team can swiftly work on the next part. This process and our teams experience ensure that you can get a professional website in place quickly and efficiently.

Hire a developer or web agency: This route offers the most customization but can take 2-5 months depending on the website's complexity, your ability to communicate your requirements and the agency's workload.