There are several web hosting companies in Kenya that offer free web hosting services, but only a few live up to the expectations of clients. As a website owner, you need to select a hosting company that provides the best services despite the fact that they offer free hosting. Normally, free hosting comes with limited resources, upon which the website owner is required to upgrade to premium hosting plans with more resources.
New websites/blogs are suitable for free web hosting services because they attract small number of readers. In case you are launching a website today, below is a list of companies to host it for free:
Truehost charges Ksh 1,499 and above per year but they also offer free hosting for new clients for one full month. To get the free hosting,click on this link to visit Truehost website
Under the free hosting package, referred to as Bronze Hosting, websites will get the following services:
- Up to 500 visitors per month
- 1GB Cloud Storage
- 1GB Bandwidth per month
- Free SSL
- Free Migrations
- 24/7 phone support
When one month is over, you can opt to upgrade to Silver Hosting which costs Ksh 1,499 per year.
- Safaricom Free Web Hosting
Thousands of websites are hosted by Safaricom for free annually. The company is currently hosting over 10,000 websites. Lite Package is designed to host all free websites.
Key features of Safaricom free hosting:
- 50 MB Space
- Free Email Security
- 5 Email Accounts
- 3 Sub Domains
- 2 FTP Accounts
- Free Website Builder
- Unlimited Bandwidth
A client is only provided with free hosting when they purchase a domain name. Domain names cost Ksh999 per year.
- Shujaa Host
Shujaa Host provides cheap web hosting services, including free hosting services for first time customers. But the free hosting is only offered to clients paying for domain registration.
|Free Hosting Period||1 Year|
|Free SSL Certificate||Included|
|Free Website Builder||Included|
|Customers Support||Email, Chat, Phone & WhatsApp|
|Cost of Hosting||Kes. 0/=|
|Cost of Domain Name||Kes. 600/=|
|Total Actual Cost of the hosting Package||Kes. 600/=|
The moment you buy a domain name of Ksh600, you are provided with free hosting for one month. The free hosting aims at giving customers confidence of hosting their websites with Shujaa Host even after the free offer elapses.
- Mambo Microsystems Limited
For each domain name a client purchases, they get free web hosting that contains the following features:
- 1-CLICK Script Installs
- EASY Control Panel
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Free Domain Registration
- 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
- 10 MYSQL Databases
- 15 emails accounts
- 24/7 Full Online Support
When the free hosting offer is over, you’ll be required to upgrade to premium hosting packages or migrate your site to another hosting company you believe is better than Mambo Microsystems Limited. There are three main popular premium packages provided by the company:
- Economy—Ksh3,000 per year
- Standard—Ksh3,600 per year
- Business—Ksh 9,000 per year
Other best web hosting companies in Kenya 2021
Apart from the companies offering free web hosting services listed above, there are other popular web hosting providers most preferred by Kenyans—but they don’t offer cheap hosting services. In case you are not impressed by the services of the aforementioned sites, below is the best alternative hosting companies:
- HostPinnacle(Ksh1,999 per year),click here to visit website
- Kenya Website Experts(Ksh 2,100 per year),click here to visit website
- Sky Hosting(Ksh 2,499 per year),click here to visit website
- Bluehost(Ksh4,200 per year),click here to visit website
- Garanntor Hosting(from Ksh 55 per month),click here to visit website
One disadvantage of free hosting is that resources allocated to a site are limited. If a website grows exponentially within that period it’s hosted for free, the hosting company will request for upgrading to premium packages that offer allocate more resources.