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How Much Does it Cost to Host a Website in Kenya

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Hosting a website in Kenya depends on the type of resources the site required. The average price of hosting a website in Kenya per year is Ksh 2,000. However, for websites that get more than 100,000 unique visits per month, the cost may shoot to over Ksh 5,000 per year.

If you have developed blogs in the following niches, make sure you choose a web hosting company carefully:

  • News
  • Career
  • Politics
  • Entertainment

The blog will receive regular traffic spikes and you won’t be able to grow. I will suggest that you host them with US hosting companies which accommodate viral blogs. One thing you should learn is that if you make a mistake of hosting them locally, you’ll find it hard to migrate them in future—it’s good you select a web hosting company ones and for all.

Again, if your site is viral (it gets over 200,000 visitors per month) here are the 4 best hosting companies for you:

  • Kinsta

Kinsta will charge you Ksh 3,000 and above, but you’ll get perfect hosting services. Some of the Kenyan sites hosted by Kinsta include Victor Matara, Webhostingvoice, Fixusjobs and Venas News.

Here are some of the popular packages of Kinsta

Starter—Ksh 3,000 per month (Buy plan)

Pro—Ksh6,000 per month (Buy plan)

Business1—Ksh 10,000 per month

Business2—Ksh20,000 per month

Business 3—Ksh30,000 per month

You can start with Starter plan and upgrade later. To learn more, follow this link

  • Bluehost

Another popular US hosting company is Bluehost.This one has cheaper hosting services than Kinsta and it hosts even WordPress sites. With as little as Ksh265 per month, you’ll start hosting with them. They also have domain registration services. To learn more about hosting services by Bluehost, follow this link

For a new website, you’ll pay from Ksh4,200 per year. Payment is via your Credit card.

  • A2 Hosting

A2 hosting is extremely good and cheap. It has blazing fast servers and excellent customer service.

The hosting costs are from Ksh300 per month. To start hosting, follow this link

  • Cloudways

I will also recommend Cloudways which is as cheap as A2 Hosting.If you prefer hosting per day, monthly or annually, this is the best company for you. Charges are as from Ksh 300 per month. Follow this link to learn more

Best Kenyan hosting company

We also have 5 best hosting companies which are available in Kenya. Payment is via MPESA or bank. The amount you pay for hosting range from Ksh 500 upwards. There are also other companies which offer free hosting services for new websites.

  • HostPinnacle

HostPinnacle offers hosting for small and big websites. Hosting services are as cheap as Ksh 1,500 per year.

To create a free account and start hosting, click on this link

  • Whogohost

Whogohost may look like an expensive hosting company but it’s not. This one is fully Managed WordPress Hosting company. When your site is hosted here, you can comfortably sleep knowing that it won’t go offline. Their server uptime is 99.99%.

To learn about prices and packages, follow this link

  • Kenya Website Experts

Kenya Website Experts is the best hosting company in Kenya.It offers hosting plans that cost from Ksh2,100 per year.

Kenya Website Experts hosting link: https://kenyawebexperts.com/

  • Truehost

Another popular hosting company is Truehost.For new clients, the hosting is free for one month.

Truehost link: https://truehost.co.ke/webhosting-in-kenya/

  • Safaricom hosting

Safaricom offers data,voice,MPESA services and hosting services to Kenyans.It’s hosting plans are as popular as for other hosting companies.It costs between Ksh999 and Ksh 6,000 to host a site per year at Safaricom.

Website link: https://www.safaricom.co.ke/business/corporate/cloud-and-hosting-services/website-and-email-services

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