Skyhost Kenya is one of the 7 hosting companies in Kenya that offer free webhosting services. Reviews place the company at position 7 among best webhosting companies in Kenya.Skyhost free hosting is highly rated and ideal for new websites.
Any new website without traffic should go for free hosting services, Skyhost is there to provide the service. Under this arrangement, the customer must buy a new domain to get free hosting for one month.
Features of Skyhost free hosting plan
- 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
- Max Databases 1
- Max FTP Accounts: 1
- Max Email Lists: 1
- Max Parked Domains: 1
- PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 7.0,7.1,7.2
- cPanel Control Panel
- Softaculous Script Installer
- DNS Management
- FREE litespeed cache
- FREE cloudflare with railgun
- Free Nightly Backups
- Webmail Access
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- Spam Filterting
- virus Scanner
The most important features are 1GB Disk Space,30-day trial period,1GB monthly bandwidth and the 99.9% uptime.
The advantage of hosting with the free package is that you will use the hosting money on other ventures as opposed to hosting. In addition, your website will use the company’s resources without the owner getting worried of being billed.
Since the domain name is new, the owner has a chance to look for money to pay for hosting once it expires. The domain will also be propagated and start appearing on the search engine during that period.
The main disadvantage of free hosting is that the resources are limited. In case your site exceeded the set out resources, you will be billed. Finally, you are forced to buy a domain name from the company in order to enjoy the free hosting services.
Free hosting services at Skyhost lasts for one month, thereafter you can upgrade to the shared hosting environment.
Prices for shared hosting are:
Bronze hosting—Ksh2,100 per year
Silver Hosting—Ksh 7,100 per year
Gold Hosting—Ksh 14,100 per year
The most appropriate hosting plan for new website is Bronze hosting which costs Ksh 2,100 per year.
Skyhost Kenya website link: https://skyhost.co.ke
Based on the pricing of Skyhost plans, the company is 99% good. The free plan acts as goodwill between the hoster and a client.