Open Source CMS
When it comes to discussing the price of anything the phrases ‘you get what you pay for’ is commonplace.
With the proliferation of open–source content management systems (or CMSs) it is possible to use one of the free platforms to power your website—as opposed to paying a web designer/developer to create a bespoke one from scratch. And contrary to the above beliefs, some people regard these free options as suitable platforms to power their websites.
What you have to know is you still need to pay a web professional to customise the look and functionality for you. Generally speaking, this would be much quicker—and cheaper—than doing it from scratch. Choosing the proper platform for your needs require some experiment with different CMSs.