Web hosting services are needed by blogger, companies and individuals who run websites. Since most companies in Kenya don’t have big budget for web hosting services, they go for cheap but reliable companies.
The best prices to pay for hosting a small site in Kenya is Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 3,000 per year. But in some cases, you can pay up to Ksh100,000 per month if your site is viral.I remember there was a time I paid Ksh 150,000 per month after one of my sites got over 20 million page views per month.
Based on reviews online, here are top 10 best web hosting companies in Kenya 2021:
Bluehost is ideal for bloggers with serious websites. This company is based in USA but offers web hosting services to thousands of Kenyan bloggers. The cost of hosting your blog at Bluehost ranges between Ksh 5,000 and Ksh 30,000 per year. I would highly recommend Bluehost because it has been hosting 5 of my websites ever since 2013. To learn more about the company,follow this link
They also offer domain registration services for as low as Ksh 500 or sometimes free especially if you buy hosting services.
- Kenya Website Experts
Kenya Website Experts is also another popular web hosting company for bloggers, small, medium and big companies in Kenya. You can pay as low as Ksh 2,100 to host your site with them for one year. The company also offers SSL certificate and domain registration services.
Companies and blogs with up to 1 million monthly visitors are comfortably hosted by Kenya Website Experts—so if your company’s traffic numbers are in this range, migrate its site to Kenya Website Experts. The company offers shared hosting, VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Servicer hosting packages. They also have packages for those intending to host WordPress sites only.
Kenya Website Experts will never disappoint you because they have very powerful servers. To learn more about them visit their website through this link
Several top bloggers in Kenya are hosted by the company.
HostPinnacle is cheap, reliable and efficient. The company not only offers web hosting services, but also web design and domain registration services. For Ksh 1,999 ,you will host your new website here. Last year, the shared hosting starter plan was costing Ksh 1,500, the price increased due to the new tax introduced on web hosting services by the government.
HostPinnacle is only suitable for small and medium companies; those that receive traffic of less than 1 million per month. If your site is not that big,I would recommend this company for you.Click here to visit their website and see pricing
Kinsta is only for the viral blogs like Tuko News, Kenyans, Venas News, Ghafla, Mpasho, Nation and Standard Media. If you also own a website that gets millions of visitors per month, consider migrating it to Kinsta for free. You will be required to spend Ksh 3,000 and above every month to host your site here. But I can assure you, there is no single web hosting company which is better than Kinsta when it comes to efficiency—it’s the best. To learn more about the company,visit their website here
- Safaricom Web Hosting
Safaricom offers a wide range of products, one of them is web hosting. They have their own servers—infact, they are among few companies in Kenya with their own servers. For Ksh 3,000 only, you’ll host your company websites at Safaricom for one full year. I have heard many good reviews about the company and can proudly say it’s one of the best.
- Sasa Host
Sasa Host will also not disappoint you. It’s because it offers some of the best hosting services that more than 3,000 Kenyans have chosen them as their most preferred web hosting company. The total annual cost of hosting at Sasa Host range between Ksh 3,000 to Ksh 11,000 for small websites.
You can also acquire SSL certificate, but a new domain name or buy hosting space and host your clients.
You can’t overlook Truehost, because it’s a truly reliable hosting company. Despite offering premium hosting services, Truehost also offers free hosting services for new members.
For premium hosting services, you will pay as low as Ksh 1,499 to host your site for one year.
The company is also capable of hosting viral websites, those getting more than 1 million monthly visitors.
I have also heard many bloggers praising Skyhost as a reliable company. One of my friends moved his blog from USA to Skyhost in August last year, he has not complained yet, meaning that he is satisfied with their services.
You will spend Ksh3,000 to Ksh10,000 annually to host your Kenyan blog at Skyhost.If you are interested in their services,follow this link to visit their website
- A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting is a foreign hosting company but it offers web hosting services to thousands of Kenyan bloggers. Experienced bloggers will tell you why they love this company so much. It’s very cheap, reliable and with powerful servicers. The company provides hosting services to clients from around the world.
For one year, you’ll spend between Ksh3,000 and Ksh 30,000 to host your site at A2 Hosting. To learn more about them,follow this link
Whogohost offers web hosting services for as low as Ksh 160 per month.Most of the blogs hosted by the company use WordPress.The company won’t disappoint you because they have excellent infrastructure. To get a free account with them,register here