Safaricom is the leading telecom company in Kenya which also offers web hosting services. There are 7 packages under basic hosting, they include:
- Lite Package
- Bronze Package
- Silver Package
- Gold Package
- Premium Package
- Enterprise Package
- Enterprise Plus Package
Each package comes with its own features. The Lite Package is free and ideal for new websites. Those with viral blogs choose Enterprise Plus Package that costs Ksh 9,000 per year.
Below are the hosting packages offered by Safaricom, their features and prices:
|LITE PACKAGE||BRONZE PACKAGE||SILVER PACKAGE||GOLD PACKAGE||PREMIUM PACKAGE||ENTERPRISE PACKAGE||ENTERPRISE PLUS PACKAGE|
|FREE(must buy a domain)||Ksh 1,500 per year||Ksh2,500 per year||Ksh4,000 per year||Ksh5,000 per year||Ksh7,100 per year||Ksh9,000 per year|
|50 MB Space,||500 MB Space,||2 GB Space,||10 GB Space,||20 GB Space,||50 GB Space,||100 GB Space,|
|5 Email Accounts,||10 Email Accounts,||50 Email Accounts,||100 Email Accounts,||200 Email Accounts,||500 Email Accounts,||1000 Email Accounts,|
|Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,||Free Email Security,|
|3 Sub Domains,||5 Sub Domains,||50 Sub Domains,||100 Sub Domains,||200 Sub Domains,||400 Sub Domains,||600 Sub Domains,|
|2 FTP Accounts.||2 FTP Accounts.||5 FTP Accounts.||20 FTP Accounts.||30 FTP Accounts.||40 FTP Accounts.||60 FTP Accounts.|
|Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder||Free Website Builder|
|Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth||Unlimited Bandwidth|
The good thing about Safaricom is that it provides free hosting for all the new blogs. The Lite package, which is free comes with resources which can sustain a website receiving up to 10,000 visitors per month. If a customer cannot buy a domain name, they are required to pay Ksh1,300 per year for the Lite package.
I like Safaricom because it has its own servers unlike other web hosting companies which buy reseller hosting plans that they subdivide and sell to Kenyans.Safaricom also has excellent customer support. Their staff work 24/7 to ensure that a customer is well taken care of.
Safaricom also offers free SSL certificate to all their clients.SSL certificate is the one that transforms a site from http to https.All sites which have https are secure and actually rank higher than sites with http.It’s hard for a site with https to be hacked.
There is also free migration for sites being transferred to Safaricom.Other companies would charge between Ksh1,000 and Ksh 10,000 to migrate a website to their platform.
Safaricom is ideal for small and medium websites.If your blog gets 1,000 to 300,000 visits,this is the company to choose.
Below are the ideal packages for your traffic.
- Lite Package—5,000 page views per month
- Bronze Package—20,000 page views per month
- Silver Package—50,000 page views per month
- Gold Package—100,000 page views per month
- Premium Package—150,000 page views per month
- Enterprise Package—200,000 page views per month
- Enterprise Plus Package—300,000 page views per month
If your site gets more than 300,000 page views, it’s better to migrate to a more advanced web hosting company like Kinsta.The company will charge you from Ksh3,000 per month but you won’t experience any issued.Visit Kinsta via this link to see their hosting plans.