The cost of web hosting per year in Kenya range between Ksh1,000 and Ksh 100,000 depending on the type of website you own. Bloggers with low traffic websites spend Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 20,000 per year .However, a few blogs spend even up to Ksh1.5 million on hosting per year.
The amount of money you spend on web hosting depends on the traffic your blog gets and the resources utilized. New blogs will spend as low as Ksh 500 per year because they don’t attract a lot of traffic.
Here is the amount of money to spend on web hosting in Kenya based on the amount of traffic blogs receive.
0-10,000 page views per month—Ksh 1,000 per year
10,000 to 100,000 page views per month—Ksh2, 000 per year
100,000 to 500,000 page views per month—Ksh 10,000 to Ksh50,000 per year
500,0000 to 1 million page views per month—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 200,000 per year
Over 1 million page views per month—Ksh 50,000 and above per year
There are different types of web hosting in Kenya,but the most popular are shared hosting,VPS,WordPress and Dedicated Server hosting. Blogs with less than 300,000 page views per month are hosted by shared hosting plans.More than 80% of websites and blogs in the country need this type of hosting.
If you have a new website and you wish to host it in a good web hosting company, here are top 3 best web hosting platforms in Kenya.
Bluehost(Ksh8,000 per year),click here to start hosting
Kenya Website Experts(Ksh2,100 per year),click here to start hosting
HostPinnacle(Ksh1,999 per year).click here to start hosting
Best web hosting companies for high traffic websites in Kenya
If your blog has started attracting high traffic, you may not be allowed to host it under Shared Hosting servers because it’s quite demanding in terms of resources. Dedicated Servers and Managed WordPress Hosting are the most ideal for such a site.
High traffic websites are those sites which get over 500,000 page views per month. The best hosting companies for such websites include:
Bluehost(At least Ksh 5,000 per month),click here to host
Kinsta(At least Ksh 3,000 per month),click here to host
Web hosting takes at least 80% of the total budget of running a blog.The best thing to do is to look for a reliable hosting company.We believe that the list provided above won’t disappoint you.