There are 5 common types of web hosting in Kenya. Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VPS, Managed WordPress Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting. All these types of hosting are important depending on resources each individual website demands.
- Shared Hosting
Shared Hosting is where several websites share a single physical server. The hosting company may decide to host 100 websites in a single server. The disadvantage of this is that one website’s performance depends on other websites such that if one of them gets traffic spikes, the performance of others is greatly affected.
The reason why most individuals prefer shared hosting is because it’s cheap. Even so, resources are highly limited.
Some of the best shared hosting companies include:
Bluehost(visit website here)
HostPinnacle(Visit website here)
A2 Hosting(Visit Website here)
The cost of Shared Hosting in Kenya is Ksh 1,000 to Ksh10,000 per month
- Cloud hosting
This is the type of hosting where several individual servers work together to host thousands of websites. Cloud Hosting is an improvement of shared hosting; it’s performance is better than shared hosting.
In Cloud Hosting, the performance of one website may not affect the performance of another website because servers work together to optimize the performance.
One company that offers cloud hosting services is Cloudways.It charges from Ksh300 per month.View its plans here
- VPS Hosting
VPS hosting is similar to Shared Hosting but the number of websites in VPS severs are highly reduced. Whereas shared hosting server can host hundreds of websites, VPS hosts as little as 4 websites. Each website in VPS environment is allocated its own resources. A server is partitioned and each website allocated independent resources.
VPS hosting is better than shared hosting and it’s for websites that receive traffic spikes on regular basis.
If your website cannot fit shared hosting environment, you are required to upgrade to VPS hosting.
VPS Hosting pricing is from Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 10,000 per month.
- Managed WordPress Hosting
Almost every website being developed nowadays uses WordPress. Major hosting companies have a package for WordPress sites which is becoming more and more popular.
Managed WordPress Hosting is better than VPS and Shared Hosting plans. Experts recommend this type of hosting because it’s structured in such a way that it can handle any amount of traffic. WordPress Hosting is a combination of Shared, Cloud,VPS and Dedicated hosting. The only disadvantage is that only WordPress sites are hosted by this type of hosting.
There are three companies with the best Managed WordPress Hosting:
Kinsta(visit website here)
Whogohost(visit website here)
Bluehost(visit website here)
Managed WordPress Hosting costs upwards of Ksh1,000 per month.
- Dedicated Server hosting
The most advanced hosting of all the types of hosting is Dedicated Server. This one is designed to host viral websites only.
A website is dedicated its own server; it doesn’t share resources with any website. Dedicated Server hosting is more expensive than other types of hosting because each website has its own server.
Dedicated server hosting costs not less than Ksh 5,000 per month. Though the packages are expensive, services offered are excellent.
Without sharing resources with any other website, you are sure that performance of your website will be 100%.