The amount of money one can pay for hosting a blog in Kenya depends on the resources required by a blog The minimum amount is Ksh500 per year while the maximum is Ksh 300,000 per month. Companies like Tuko, Nation and Standard Media pays up to Ksh 300,000 per month especially when they receive traffic spikes.
There are also free webhosting services offered by companies like Safaricom, Webhosting Kenya and Bluehost.Generally, companies charge based on the type of hosting a client buys. The more resources a website needs, the more expensive for them in regards to hosting.
There is a direct correlation between the amount of money one would spend on webhosting and the traffic numbers a blog gets. Here is a summary of the money you will pay as a blogger against the number of page views for your blog:
10,000 page views per month—Ksh500 per year
20,000 to 50,000 page views per month—Ksh1,000 to Ksh2000 per year
50,000 to 100,000 page views per month—-Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 3,000 per year
100,000 to 500,000 page views per month—Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 10,000 per year
200,000 to 1 million page views per month—Ksh 5,000 to Ksh 30,000 per month
1 million page views to 10 million page views per month—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh100,000 per month
Over 10 million page views per month—Ksh 100,000 per month and above
We assume that the blogs are light and highly optimized, otherwise if they are not optimized, the owners will spend even more on hosting.
For blogs which receive less than 200,000 page views, they host with shared hosting services while those that receive between 200,000 and 1 million page views host with VPS.Those blogs that get over 1 million page views go for Dedicated Servers or WordPress Managed Webhosting companies like Kinsta.
When a new blog is created, it won’t get many readers but over time the number of readers increase gradually to a point where hosting becomes a key issue. Webhosting budget increases as page view numbers rise. If you were on shared hosting platform, the hosting company will advise you to upgrade to VPS or Dedicated server. Dedicated Server is the last option and it’s for websites with massive amount of unique visitors. Any website that gets more than 3 million page views per month is likely to be hosted by Dedicated servers.
I will select for you three best webhosting companies to host your sites in Kenya.
For small websites of less than 100,000 page views,host with Kenya Website Experts
If your website gets 20,000 to 500,000 page views,host with Bluehost.Click here to check Bluehost plans
For websites that are viral, those that receive more than 100,000 page views per month, Kinsta is the best company to host them.Click here to see Kinsta plans
I know more than 100 bloggers that host with Bluehost,I personally host 2 of my websites with Bluehost. One of my viral websites is hosted by Kinsta.I refer you to companies which I can trust.