How much does it cost to host a website in Kenya

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The total cost of web hosting in Kenya depends on a website’s size but generally, the average cost of web hosting in Kenya is Ksh 3,000 per year. New websites spend Ksh 1,000 per year while high traffic websites prefer Managed WordPress Hosting,VPS Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting. A website with 1,000 to 300,000 page views per month is suitable for Shared Hosting, a website with 350,000 to 600,000 page views per month is suitable for VPS Hosting. A website with more than 600,000 page views per month is suitable for Managed WordPress and Dedicated Server Hosting.

Most popular types of web hosting in Kenya:

  1. WordPress Hosting
  2. Shared Hosting
  3. VPS hosting
  4. Dedicated Server Hosting
  5. Reseller Hosting
  6. Windows Hosting

Best Web hosting providers in Kenya

  1. Safaricom Web hosting
  2. Kenya Website Experts
  3. Hostpinnacle
  4. Sasahost

If you are just creating a website, you don’t need a lot of resources, go for shared hosting plans. I will list the cost of shared hosting plans for each of the aforementioned web hosting providers in Kenya, then select a cheap one. We will also list those with Dedicated Server Hosting. We are certain that at some point, your blog will need more resources and you will be advised to migrate to Dedicated Server Hosting, that’s where our advice will come in handy.

Best shared hosting providers in Kenya and pricing

  • Hostpinnacle(Ksh 1,999 to Ksh 10,999 per year)
  • Safaricom Hosting(Ksh 1,500 to Ksh 9000 per year, they also offer free hosting)
  • Kenya Website Experts(Ksh 3,100 to Ksh 25,100 per year)
  • Sasahost(Ksh2,500 to Ksh 10,500 per year)

Best Dedicated Server Hosting providers in Kenya and pricing

  • Kenya Website Experts(Ksh 15,000 and above per month)
  • Sasahost(Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 35,000 per month)

Best WordPress Hosting Providers in Kenya and pricing

For Managed WordPress Hosting, you can consider Bluehost which charges at least Ksh 8,000 per year or Kinsta which charges as low as Ksh 3,000 per month. Managed WordPress is ideal for bloggers without technical skills to handle technical aspects of a website.

Best VPS Hosting Providers in Kenya and Pricing

  • Hostpinnacle (Ksh 3,000 to Ksh 7,500 per year)
  • Kenya Website Experts (Ksh 4,999 and above per month)
  • Sasahost(Ksh6,500 to Ksh 12,500 per month)

For starters, select Shared Hosting plans by any of the companies listed above. I strongly prefer Kenya Website Experts or Safaricom—they are the best.

At first your blog will be sustained by the Kenyans web hosting providers but at some point they’ll start struggling because their servers do not handle millions of visitors. If you manage to grow your blog such that it can get over 1 million visitors, don’t see solutions in Kenya, transfer your site to hosting providers in USA.I can recommend Kinsta,Bluehost,A2 Hosting or LiquidWeb.Kinsta is purely for websites receiving millions of visitors—yaani high traffic websites.

A website getting 1 million visitors per month will be hosted for more than Ksh 20,000 per month—that’s the amount you’ll pay for hosting. Make sure your income is above Ksh20, 000 for you to afford hosting the site, otherwise you’ll find it hard to own it.