- Dec 31, 2011
Um, I don't know about cost. A domain name is only like AUD 10 to AUD $30 per year. Web hosting basic like shared host is like USD 30 to USD $50 per year. Any kid could set up a basic HTML or WordPress. And the good thing is, you can have a centralised e-mail for contact like info@club , and you are not at the mercy of Facebook deleting your post or what not, or have a similar club name to some other club in another country. Maybe I'm thinking too business like.
I think you've just proven my point re cost. You've listed a bunch of costs. Facebook is free. Any kid is also likely to land up with an insecure website. You haven't included any maintenance costs. Or is the kid going to work for free? You truly get what you pay for when it comes to websites. Finally, you haven't included email hosting costs.
Unless your club is about hate speech, you don't need to worry about Facebook deleting posts in your group. My wine club uses a private Facebook group for communication and organising/creating our tasting events. If you want to replicate that on your own website, with proper security and privacy, you're looking at much more significant costs than your free kid setting up a basic HTML website.
Finally, you now require all group members to regularly log in to yet another website. The advantage of Facebook is it's a one stop shop.