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Why custom websites cost less than WordPress (CMS) websites in 2021

Reading time: 5 minutes | By: SkyDogg  | Jun 07, 2021


Twenty years back, the internet was expensive and slow, and so were websites. Building a website from scratch meant weeks and months of work. There were not as many web developers as we have now, so building even a simple website used to cost a fortune.

Then, as PHP and similar languages gained momentum, content management systems like WordPress and Joomla emerged. It was a blessing as it enabled us to get our website up and running in a few hours, with much more flexibility and customizations than the HTML websites, at a very low cost.

However, the tables have turned now, and in 2021, custom development costs less than CMS websites, and businesses like Sky Methods have started to offer web development services at an affordable price. Here are two of the most prominent reasons behind this.

Open Source repositories

It’s been around 18 years since the invention of these CMS platforms, and a lot has changed in these years. The most important one is the popularity of open-source repositories, which gives developers access to a library of ready-to-use modules and functionalities that can be integrated with websites without much effort.

These repositories helped developers build websites quickly and brought down the costs significantly since developers don’t have to spend time on building complex functionalities.  

More advanced languages

The effort that web developers had to put into designing a great website with unique functionalities has reduced significantly in the last few years. One of the primary reasons is Javascript’s growth to a platform-independent language after the invention of Node.js and React.js, which also enabled developers to use the same language on the front and the back end.

As we see the website development getting easier and easier, the costs are likely to go down even more in the coming years.

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