There are over 50 registered webhosting companies in Kenya but only a few are reliable. The top 15 hosting companies in this article are the most popular with excellent hosting services,they are also affordable to most Kenyans.
For those planning to host their blogs in the country, here is a list of the hosting companies in Kenya:
Truehost offers not only free hosting services but also cheap premium services. You can also register a domain name at Bluehost.After the expiry of the free hosting plan, one can buy hosting services for as little as Ksh 1,000 per year.
Truehost website https://truehost.co.ke/
- Webhost Kenya
Web host Kenya also offers free webhosting services especially for new websites. Webhost Kenya’s premium services range between Ksh 2,100 and Ksh 5,000 per year. The hosting company is suitable for small and medium websites.
Webhost Kenya website https://www.webhostkenya.co.ke/
Safaricom is known for providing MPESA and voice services, it also provides bulk SMS services as well as webhosting. It’s among top 3 best web hosting companies in Kenya.
One reason why most Kenyans prefer Safaricom over other companies is that it has its own servers which are extremely stable.
Hosting your blog at Safaricom will assure you of security and stability. The hosting costs range between Ksh 1,000 and Ksh 12,000 per year.
You can also register a domain name of any nature at Safaricom
Safaricom website https://www.webhostkenya.co.ke/
- Kenya Website Experts
Before I came to know other web hosting companies, my all attention was on Kenya Website Experts. It was because it offered web hosting services to me.I even host some of my sites with them.
Kenya Website Experts has excellent score when it comes to customer services, they haven’t disappointed me.
Hosting services cost between Ksh 2,100 and Ksh 20,000 per year. To buy a .co.ke domain name it will cost you Ksh 499.
Kenya Website Experts website https://kenyawebexperts.com/
- Sasa Host
Sasa Host is also another reliable webhosting company which offers shared hosting, VPS and Dedicated Server services. Hosting services range between Ksh 2,500 and 10,500 for shared hosting and Ksh22,500 to 47,000 per month for dedicated server
Sasa Host website https://www.sasahost.co.ke/
This is a hosting company which targets students and upcoming bloggers. The hosting company’s servers can only hold small amount of visitors, from 10 to 100,000.
Movehost is also registered as a registrar of domains, meaning that you can register a domain name with them.
Hosting a domain name at Movehost costs Ksh 500 to Ksh1000 per year for basic websites and Ksh 700 to Ksh 19,000 per month for medium websites.
Movehost website https://www.movehost.co.ke/
Skyhost and Truehost are among Kenyan webhosting companies that offer free webhosting. Skyhost’s free hosting package has the following features:
Disk space: 1GB
Monthly Bandwidth 1GB
FREE and Automatic SSL certificates
30 day trial period
Hosting for 1 website
Max SubDomains: 1
Max Email Accounts: 1
Then hosting plan is for one year.
Skyhost also lists other hosting plans. Apart from the free hosting package, there is Bronze hosting which costs Ksh 2,100 per year, Silver hosting that goes for Ksh 7,100 per year and Gold hosting that’s priced at Ksh 14,100 per year.
Skyhost website https://skyhost.co.ke
Another hosting company with free webhosting in Kenya is Movetech.The free hosting package is for one year and it comes with 1GB disk storage capacity and unlimited bandwidth.
Movetech’s cheapest plan costs Ksh 500 per year and the most expensive plan goes for Ksh15,000 per year.
Based on the resources available at movetech, the company is suitable for small and medium websites only.
Movetech website https://www.movetech.co.ke
Hostpinnacle is rated highly among bloggers, some of my friends host their websites at Hostpinncle.It’s one company that every blogger should try before they websites become viral.
The company’s starter package costs Ksh 1500 per year and it comes with the following features:
- 35GB NVMe SSD Disk Space
- 2GB RAM
- Suitable for Starters
- FREE Site Building Tools
- FREE Lifetime .co.ke Domain
- SEO-Friendly Hosting
- Unlimited Email Accounts
- Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
- FREE SSL Certificate
- FREE Site Transfer
- FREE M-Pesa Integration
- Discounted Web Design by an Expert
- Instant Free Set up
- New – PHP 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
- Host Unlimited Websites FREE
- 30 Mins DIY Website Builder
- 1000+ Website Templates
- One-click Script Installer(Softaculous)
- WordPress, Joomla, etc Supported
- LiteSpeed Web Server
- FREE Premium SMTP Relay(MailChannels)
- FREE WordPress LiteSpeed Cache
- Node.js Fully Supported
- Python Fully Supported
- No Hidden Charges
- Same Price During Renewal
Their most expensive plan under shared hosting costs Ksh 10,000 per year. Hostpinnacle also provides Dedicated Server hosting plans. These plans cost as little as Ksh 10,000 per month and as high as Ksh40,000. Dedicated Servers are for websites which are so demanding, those sites that get over 20,000 page views per day.
- Deep Africa
Deep Africa has always been ranked the best web hosting company in Kenya especially when it comes to customer service.
Dep Africa hosting services cost Ksh 3,000 to Ksh 12,000 per year.
Some of the best features include SSL certificate, Google Analytic services and unlimited bandwidth
Deep Africa website https://www.deepafrica.com
- Afri Register Kenya
Afri Register Kenya website hosting plans are pocket friendly and highly reliable. The hosting costs range between Ksh 1,300 and Ksh 49,000 per year
Afri Register Kenya website https://afriregister.co.ke/
Bitsimba offers domain registration services, web hosting services and web design. Their hosting plans are as cheap as Ksh 1500 per year. Their most expensive hosting plan goes for Ksh 10,000 per year.
Bitsimba website https://bitsimba.com/
Swiftweb bills customers monthly or annually. Their costs range between Ksh 395 and Ksh 950 per month
Siftweb website https://www.swiftweb.co.ke
- Afriq Networks Solutions
The hosting plans range from Ksh 2,000 per year to Ksh 9,000 per month. Dedicated server is the one that costs Ksh 9,000 per month.
Afriq Networks Solutions website https://afriqnetworks.co.ke/
Garanntor is the last hosting company we feature under top 15 hosting companies in Kenya.The company offers 30-day money back guarantee which is a common feature among international hosting companies.
It will cost you Ksh 55 per month to host a new website at Garanntor and Ksh 1,200 per month for a popular website.
Garanntor website https://www.garanntor.co.ke
Some of the factors to consider when hosting a website under any hosting company are:
- Uptime percentage
- Customer service
- Resource scaling
- Loading speed
- Hidden charges
- Money back guarantee
- Expiry policy
Web hosting price should not exceed your revenue except when a website is new.