Hosting a website, just like any other service comes at a cost (I don’t mean to scare you 😉 ). Web hosting charges will vary depending on your website’s requirements and where you choose to host your website.
So how much is web hosting in Kenya?
Web hosting in Kenya will cost you between 1,000/= Kenya Shillings to 10,000/= Kenya Shillings. What you’ll pay to host your website will depend on a several factors such as:
- Amount of storage & bandwidth required.
- Type of domain name.
- Where the website will be hosted. (The hosting company)
- The type of hosting needed.
Let’s break down these factors.
Amount of storage & bandwidth required.
This is one of the major factors that will dictate the amount that you’ll part with in order to host your website. All web hosting service providers have set up various packages for their customer. One thing that always stands out between different packages is the Storage Space (Disk Space) and Monthly Bandwidth allocation.
So how much is web hosting in Kenya for a website that is let’s say less than 5GB in size? Well, a straight answer to this is 2,000/= Kenya Shillings.
If your website requires more storage, you’ll definitely need to choose a package that can accommodate it. A company that sends & receives numerous email attachments (such a law firm) will also need more storage. The more the storage the more you will need to pay for hosting your website.
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Type of domain name
Your choice of domain will also be a major factor in determining how much it will cost you to publish your website in Kenya. Domain names vary in prices depending on the extension. (.com, .co.ke, .org etc)
Various domain prices can be found here https://shujaahost.co.ke/domain_pricing
What is a domain name?
A domain name is an easy-to-remember name that is associated with a physical IP address on the Internet. An example of a domain names is google.com. You just have to type the domain name in your browser to access the website, rather than using the IP address.
To calculate how much it will cost you to host a website, you should sum the the cost of registering your preferred domain name & the cost of your preferred hosting package.
Where the website will be hosted (The hosting company)
Your choice of a web host will also influence how much it will cost you to put up your website. When launching a website, look around for various web hosting companies. Compare their service offerings(Packages) and the prices.
Here is a list of some of the best web hosting service providers in the Kenyan market.
The type of hosting needed
We have various types of web hosting services available in the Kenyan market. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Your choice will definitely influence how much you’ll pay for the service.
Types of web hosting services in Kenya.
This is the most affordable & common type of web hosting.
Pros of Shared Web Hosting
- All server administration tasks are performed your service provider.
- The service provider also installs necessary software & services.
- Very affordable.
- Easy to get started
Cons of Shared Web Hosting
- Server resources are shared with other users thus any strain on the server is felt across all users.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
VPS hosting is slightly more expensive than shared hosting. It is also common.
Pros of VPS Hosting
- Better performance than shared hosting.
- Ability to tweak your server & install the softwares that you like.
- Affordable when compared to dedicated server hosting
Cons of VPS Hosting
- Expensive when compared to Shared Hosting.
- Self Managed VPS require that you possess necessary server administration skills.
- A strain on the parent server affects all virtual servers on it.
Dedicated Server Hosting
This is the most powerful & robust web hosting service.
Pros of Dedicated Server Hosting
- Robust performance.
- Ability to tweak your server & install the softwares that you like
Cons of VPS Hosting
- Expensive when compared to other hosting setups.
- Require that you possess necessary server administration skills.
Thank you for reading this guide up to here. If you’re looking for affordable web hosing services in Kenya, please check our packages at https://shujaahost.co.ke