When creating a brand new website, there are several costs associated with the process, including hiring a web development company, purchasing a hosting plan, signing up for a continual support plan, and registering a domain name. A good domain name (the “www” address that people type into their web browser) is critical to any new website and will allow users to easily remember and find your website. When people can find your website quickly, it makes it easier for them to make a purchase and for you to increase your sales.
There are over 1 billion websites on the internet today and 28 percent of them are powered by WordPress. That’s over 280,000,000 WordPress websites and counting. You may be asking yourself, “How fast is the WordPress market share increasing?”. A whopping 50,000 new WordPress websites are launching each day and over 22 billion pageviews a month are served by WordPress sites.
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system (CMS) in use today. When only looking at websites that are powered by a CMS platform, WordPress holds 60% of the market. Joomla is the second most used CMS with a meager 6.3%, followed by Drupal with 4.8%, Magento with 2.7%, and Blogger with 2.5%. It’s safe to say that WordPress is dominating the CMS market and is forecasted to remain the reigning champion.