Safaricom not only provide Voice, MPESA and data services but also web hosting services. It’s one of the best companies to host your website with.
I learnt about Safaricom Web Hosting from a friend in 2015.He had used another local web hosting company which provided poor services, he decided to switch to Safaricom.During our conversation, he confessed to me that he has never regretted ever since he migrated his sites to Safaricom.
Safaricom offers domain registration as well as Web Hosting services. Domain registration services cost as little as Ksh 999 per year. You can register .co.ke ,.com or any other extension you wish to own. The cost of domain name is Ksh999 per year and it cuts across all extensions.
- Safaricom Free Web Hosting
Very few hosting companies in Kenya provide free web hosting services, Safaricom being one of them. But for you to get free hosting, you must buy a domain. A domain name costs Ksh999 per month.
Under the free plan, you’ll receive 50MB Space,5 email accounts,3 sub domains,2FTP accounts and unlimited bandwidth for one year.
Free web hosting is ideal for a website with less than 20,000 page views per month. If you exceed the resources allocated, Safaricom will recommend for upgrading to more advanced packages.
- Shared Hosting plans and prices
Apart from the Lite Package, shared hosting contains six other plans, which include:
Bronze—Ksh 1,500 per year
Silver—Ksh2,500 per year
Gold—Ksh 4,000 per year
Premium—Ksh5,000 per year
Enterprise—Ksh7,100 per year
Enterprise Plus—Ksh9,000 per year
To learn more about features of these packages, follow this link https://domains.safaricom.co.ke/sharedhosting.php
The shared hosting packages aren’t ideal for viral websites like Tuko News, Kenyans and Standard Media.If you own a site that receives over 1 million visitors per month, I recommend Bluehost,click here to see Bluehost prices
To start hosting with Safaricom,visit the company’s website,then create an account under Client Area.Select your preferred package and enter,”Order Now”.An invoice will be created and you’ll be able to pay via SMS.
If you wish to register your domain,follow this link to visit Safaricom https://domains.safaricom.co.ke/cart.php?a=add&domain=register
Then search your preferred domain name and make an order.
- Which sites are suitable for Safaricom hosting
Only small and medium sites are eligible for Safaricom hosting.You will be comfortable if your website/blog gets not more than 500,000 visitors per month, above that,Safaricom servers may not be able to handle the traffic because they only provide shared hosting packages.For viral websites,go to Bluehost,use this link to visit Bluehost