Options: Managed Web | Package Pricing | No Upfront Costs

Surf New Media offers both a one-time development cost for newspapers; or the more popular managed website option, both of which are outlined below. The managed web development ensures your site continues to run at peak performance for a low monthly fee. Our prices are for newspapers of any size, without limitation. We have no hidden costs, no revenue sharing and no limitations.

For newspaper groups and multiple publications, we offer additional sites (within the same group) at discounted prices, saving your company as much as 90 percent* for each additional website.

Freelance and Open Rate: $100 per hour.

Managed Web Development

OUR BEST VALUE - Pricing: ($2,995; + $199 per month recurring)
Monthly pricing available: $269 per month first year; $199 per month recurring years with $500 deposit.

Surf New Media offers managed development pricing, which can dramatically cut preliminary costs (by more than 50 percent) off of the package pricing.

The managed development package is an off-the-shelf solution for any newspaper in any market. This package includes our most popular features from our packages options, including an integrated advertising engine, paywall options, PDF pageflip technology, article scheduling and classified section all built on top of our full content management system.

Additionally, you get peace of mind, with our scalable web hosting solutions, unlimited hosting support, monthly website support and free site maintenance, ensuring your site can continue to grow and update without worrying about any technical aspects of it.


Main Features:

Additional Features:

  • HELP DESK: On-Call Developer
  • FREE Site upgrades
  • FREE Security Audits
  • FREE Search Engine Submission
  • FREE Facebook Integration
  • FREE Site Maintenance
  • FREE Archive Importing
  • FREE Site Hosting Allotment (VPS / up to $40 per month)
  • UNLIMITED Archives
  • UNLIMITED Staff Training
  • UNLIMITED Site Support
  • UNLIMITED Bandwidth
  • UNLIMITED Emails
  • 24/365 Hosting Support
  • FREE PROGRAMMING - 1 hour / per month
  • FLEXIBLE CONTRACT PRICING

 

Managed pricing is not subject to any additional discounts or specials offered via Surf New Media. Additional Hosting Charges may apply for larger websites.

Package Pricing

Surf New Media offers package pricing for newspapers looking to have a complete website developed, but managed in house. We took our most popular features to create two levels of package pricing, which can benefit newspapers on any size.

The Package options are a complete solution for larger newspapers gearing toward social media integration, while needing advanced advertising options, paywall integration and a user-friendly management system for content, online orders (subscriptions) and user/customer management.

For smaller markets, the community news options allows you site to upgrade its functions and deliver news and a user experience unparalleled by other sites.

Community News Package:

$3,000 complete; customizations available

Custom layout to your specific needs
Content management system
Programmed section-specific layouts (landing pages)
Advertising Engine (more info)
Blogs
Polls
Submission Forms
E-mail and printer-friendly pages
Comment integration
RSS news feeds
WYSIWYG text editor
Archiving system
Social media sharing links
Forums
Newsletters
Site subscriptions
iReport abilities (user submitted news)
Community blogs
Photo galleries
Article scheduling
Paywall
Dynamic mobile themeing (responsive themes)
Online subscriptions for print version
Online subscriptions for e-delivery
Shopping cart for online orders
Breaking news alerts & tickers
Email subscriber notifications
Per article photo galleries
Video integration (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
PDF pageflip integration
Subscriber management
Social network integration (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Facebook application development (comments & login options)

Metro / Daily News Package:

$5,000 complete; customizations available

Custom layout to your specific needs
Content management system
Programmed section-specific layouts (landing pages)
Advertising Engine (more info)
Blogs
Polls
Submission Forms
E-mail and printer-friendly pages
Comment integration
RSS news feeds
WYSIWYG text editor
Archiving system
Social media sharing links
Forums
Newsletters
Site subscriptions
iReport abilities (user submitted news)
Community blogs
Photo galleries
Article scheduling
Paywall (full or metered)
Dynamic mobile themeing (responsive themes)
Online subscriptions for print version
Online subscriptions for e-delivery
Shopping cart for online orders
Breaking news alerts & tickers
Email subscriber notifications
Per article photo galleries
Video integration (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
PDF pageflip integration
Subscriber management
Social network integration (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Facebook application development (comments & login options)

Custom Web Development

Custom Pricing: Starting as low as $60 per month - No upfront costs / monthly pricing based on customizations

Customized packages can be tailored to your newspaper's specific needs. Many times these packages include custom programming not otherwise available; although this pacakge is also available for those newspapers looking for less, rather than more. We understand that not all newspapers can fit their web options into specific pacakges and would like to offer a custom-made site specific to your needs.

With this option, Surf New Media will get a list of functions you would like to see in your new site and consult with you on some of the best options available to your publication. From there, we can get a full and detailed proposal for your review; modifications can be made at any time in the process.


Benefits:

  • Custom site layout for your specific needs
  • Custom designs / custom font programming
  • Content management system integration
  • Integration with news systems
  • Integration with specific office software
  • Custom Advertising Engines
  • NO UPFRONT COSTS
  • LOW MONTHLY FEE
  • NO LONG-TERM CONTRACTS

VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS (VPS)

Surf New Media offers many VPS hosting plans for newspaper websites. Our hosting plans are specifically optimized for news sites using the Drupal content management system. Our servers have a guaranteed uptime of 99 percent, with redundant back-up servers to ensure your website remains online even during traffic spikes. Additionally, our servers are designed to expand with your site, seamlessly allowing upgraded services when needed. In addition to optimizations made for the Drupal CMS, hosting accounts include built-in webmail, pop and imap mail servers and full control panels to manage all aspects of your server.

Community Weekly Hosting: ($40 per month) Perfect for community weekly newspapers, this hosting plan includes moderate bandwidth, high storage and super-fast servers specially configured for lower traffic sites, but with full features needed for a wide range of website functions. This hosting plan is recommended for weekly and twice-weekly newspapers.

Regional Hosting: ($60 per month) A very robust hosting plan, specifically optimized for daily papers or high volume weekly publications. Expandable as needed, the servers are configured to offer high bandwidth usage and deliver exceptional speed. CPU resources are expandable to offer quick response to high-bandwidth functions including video, dynamic displays and galleries.

Metro Hosting: ($100 per month) This is the recommended hosting for high-traffic daily newspapers in medium to large markets. This high-end hosting plan includes a full control panel, expandable storage, 2GB of burstable RAM and extremely high bandwidth.


DEDICATED SERVERS

LOWER Resource Usage: $220 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 2.3GHz
100 mbps Uplink
4 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

MODERATE Resource Usage: $280 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz
100 mbps Uplink
4 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

MODERATE/HIGHER Resource Usage: $380 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.6GHz
100 mbps Uplink
8 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

HIGH Resource Usage: $450 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 3.3GHz
100 mbps Uplink
8 GB DDR3 Memory
1 TB RAID-2 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

Each website package includes training for your staff. Training sessions usually last about an hour and include walking staff through posting, editing and managing the site and its functions.

WEBSITE UPGRADES = Variable depending on needs
Because your site will be built with open-source software, additional functionality can be purchased at any time without having to re-program your site. Such upgrades can be made on a per-site or entire group basis.