Some web hosting companies increased the cost of hosting a blog for the year 2022,which is why we review the hosting prices to make you aware of the amount to spend in case you are interested in starting your own blog. The money paid for hosting will depend on the amount of resources a blog consumes and the type of company to host with. Generally, for a new blog, you’ll require Ksh1, 000 to Ksh3, 000 to host it for one year. Most web hosting companies charge annually.
For a new blog, shared hosting plans are the most ideal. They cost Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 3,000 per year. The best web hosting companies for new blogs in Kenya are:
- Kenya Website Experts
Any of those 4 companies will serve you well.
Here is the amount of money they charge to host a new blog
Safaricom Shared hosting
They have Lite Package which is free but only if you buy a domain from them. However, the best package for a new blog is Bronze which cost Ksh 1,500 per year.
Kenya Website Experts shared hosting
Basic Website hosting is the best plan for a new blog, it costs Ksh3,100 per year. The company also offers other packages for high traffic blogs.
In recent times, Hostpinnacle has been doing well, attracting thousands of clients. Their services are cheaper than Kenya Website Experts. Starter package is the best for a new blog and it costs Ksh 1,999 per year.
Another good web hosting company in Kenya is Sasa host. DirectAdmin Basic Hosting I is the most popular plan for new blogs, it costs Ksh2,500 per year.
Cost of hosting high traffic websites in Kenya
High traffic websites are those sites getting over 300,000 views per month.VPS and Dedicated Servers are the most suitable packages for such blogs. In Kenya, it’s always hard to find a hosting provider that can handle more than 1 million views. But Kenya Website Experts has dedicated server plans that can sustain such traffic. For sites getting millions of views per month, they’ll cost upwards of Ksh5, 000 per month. I cannot lie to you that you’ll spend less than Ksh 30,000 per year to host such blogs. If you will own a blog like Tuko News, you’ll spend over Ksh 100,000 per month to host it, meaning that your monthly income must be more than Ksh100, 000.
Some companies prefer hosting with foreign web hosting companies like Bluehost, Kinsta, Hostgator and A2 Hosting because local companies provide limited resources.
If you opt for Kenya Website Experts and your site is getting over 500,000 views per month, select Starter Dedicated Server which costs Ksh 15,000 per month.As the blog grows further, you’ll be required to upgrade to other more superior packages that cost as high as Ksh100,000 per month, such servers handle millions of visitors per month.