popular questions from clients

This is the full list of our FAQs. Please contact us here if you have any additional questions or need additional clarification.

What is XenonPrime?

XenonPrime is a new web design agency based in Northern Virginia. Our founder, Ashrut Rode, has extensive experience developing web applications and wanted to extend his services into WordPress web development. You can read more about the company here.

Why is a website important?

A website is often the first impression that potential customers have of your business. Unlike time-consuming appointments and telephone calls, accessing a website is a quick and easy task that has been become a staple of modern life. We want to help you develop an impressive website that showcases your unique and exceptional offerings.

How much do you charge?

Because we’re just starting out, we’re charging below-average costs despite the wealth of experience that we bring. Specifically, we’re pricing a website at $5,000 at least, a considerably cheaper price than that of most design agencies.

Websites that are considerably more complex such as those that need e-commerce capabilities, have more than 10 pages, and require intricate integrations like automatic social media feeds will likely cost more.

We will likely increase our prices as our business expands, so please consider taking advantage of this offer while it’s still available.

What about a $100 website from a freelancer on Fiverr?

Thanks for asking this question, because it’s an extremely important one.

The primary reason we charge considerably more than $100 is because of the quality and expertise that we bring. We have an extensive portfolio of website across many industries that demonstrate our exceptional abilities, including this website xenonprime.com.

Creating these types of websites takes considerable time and skill, and the market rate for such products is actually closer to $10,000-$15,000.

Lastly, we would not be able to run a business if we only charged $100 per website.

Why do you use WordPress?

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that allows us to build beautiful websites much faster than the traditional coding-from-scratch model. Moreover, no other CMS comes anywhere close to WordPress in terms of market share: Indeed, a whopping 40% of websites on the Internet are WordPress websites. The ubiquity of WordPress and its high adoption rate mean that there is almost always a solution or specific plug-in to address your needs.

What about Squarespace, Wix, Webflow, or Shopify?

Those are great options, and we’re certainly willing to look into them, but it’s worth mentioning that none of them have nearly as much marketshare as WordPress does.

Moreover, WordPress works a little differently in that you have to buy your own web hosting and then install WordPress onto your server. At the other companies, they handle web hosting for you, meaning you’re entirely boxed into their platform. This can lead to higher monthly web hosting costs over the long term.

How about coding the websites from scratch?

Interestingly enough, we’ve actually developed several web applications across the full-stack using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for the frontend and PHP, Python, or Java for the backend. However, these types of originally designed websites are only appropriate in the rare circumstances when a highly customizable solution is needed. Nevertheless, we are able to provide custom animations and JavaScript applications for clients who are in need of such services.

What is a domain name, and why is it important and relevant?

The domain name is your website name or prefix with a domain extension at the end.  For example, our domain name is “xenonprime.com”, which uses our business name “XenonPrime” as the prefix and the most commonly used domain extension “.com” as the suffix.

It is important to mention that domains with the same prefix but different domain extensions/suffixes are considered entirely different domain names and must be purchased separately.  For example, as of this writing, “harvard.edu”, “harvard.com”, and “harvard.org” are three distinct websites.  As such, purchasing one prefix and suffix combination does not automatically provide ownership to the same prefix but with different domain extensions.

Many companies elect to purchase domain names with the same prefix but different suffixes and reroute them to one main, canonical version.  We are more than happy to assist you with this and have actually done so ourselves, as “xenonprime.org” and “xenonprime.net” reroute to “xenonprime.com”.  The cost of one domain name is generally inexpensive at about $12/year.

What is web hosting?

You can think of web hosting as the rent you pay to hold space on a server in a warehouse. Web hosting is where all your website’s files, code, and images are stored. These files allow your website to be rendered and displayed when someone navigates to your domain name.

How can I make a payment?

We use Stripe because of its ease of use and secure processing infrastructure. Here is the link to make a payment.

What are your Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Web Design Agreement?

You can find the links to all three here: Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Web Design Agreement.