What is your favourite web hosting company in Kenya?

What is your favourite web hosting company in Kenya? Out of the list I created here, what would you say is your favourite host? To help you narrow down on a single company (or a few companies), I will list some things that might help you reach a decision.

You might like a hosting company based on their pricing

Depending on the project you are working on (starting a blog, a company website or online shop), you might come across started shared hosting plans from 2 or 3 hosting companies with more less the same disk quota / space and bandwidth. One might go for KSh 2100 / year. Another might go for KSh 3100 per year.

Based on the pricing, you might settle on one (not necessarily the cheapest) over the other, based on what you think will serve your needs as a webmaster best.

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If it is a simple blog / website, you might start with the cheapest option you find on the market. For a site that might become a little busier right out of the bat (say an online shop where you send traffic from paid ads via Facebook advertising or Google Ads), you might want to for the option where you are charged more – so you can get a higher number in disk space and bandwidth.

You might like a hosting company based on their addon features

Again, when you come across two or three similarly priced hosting plans, you might decide to buy the one that in the end guarantees you more features.

The features might include:

-backups (daily, weekly or monthly backups of your site – done for you automatically)

-addon domains (hosting plan that doesn’t restrict you to just using one domain name. You can pay more for a hosting plan with this feature knowing that when you use the plan for multiple sites / domains, it will in the end still cost less compared to plans that restrict you to just using one domain per hosting account)

-domain ID protection (protection for your WHOIS records from prying eyes that seek such information for their spam campaigns).

You might like a hosting company based on their ease of use

Factors that matter here include:

-Dashboards that are easy to use. It could be the hosting company’s dashboard (where users register domains, buys and pays for extra services like SSL, hosting and more). Or it could just be all about how their cPanel dashboard looks like. And how their one-click script installer looks and works.

You might like a hosting company based on their support

Factors people consider here usually revolves around the following:

-what channels a hosting company provides for their prospects and clients. And one might be drawn to one company over another based on the methods they avail to their clients to get in touch with them (via phone, live chat on their websites, support tickets via the dashboard made available to clients, or email).

-responsiveness. How quickly one company replies to messages / and solves problems / issues can also be a great differentiator between hosting companies.

My turn.

What is my favourite web hosting company in Kenya?

I have used many of them – and love them for various reasons. Here are some of them – and the reasons why I regard them highly.

Kenya Web Experts. I like their starter hosting plans, even though it is a bit pricier compared to the offering by some of the hosting companies mentioned in this article. For Kenya Shillings 3100 a year, you get to host one domain with them.

HostPinnacle, I like this company for having all the features offered by Kenya Web Experts. And to make things even more enticing for prospective clients, they offer addon domain names in their KSh 1999 per year shared hosting plan. And that’s not all, buyers of their hosting plans also get to register a domain name for free – whenever they purchase hosting from the company.

What I don’t like about it is that it’s fast but not from what I have seen using Kenya Web Experts. On top of that I have seen reports from my Jetpack downtime monitoring tool, that sometimes some of my sites can suffer a few minutes of outage, something I rarely saw with Kenya Web Experts. Overall, it’s a good host.

Garanntor Kenya. I like this company for their cheap monthly shared hosting plans. When using Garanntor, you can just pay for a month or three months of hosting. You are not forced to commit a whole year’s worth of hosting fees upfront. This is perfect for anyone who might be interested in blogging / launching a website or online shop, while committing just a few hundreds of shillings per month (say KSh 250) in web hosting.

Having written all this, what might be a person’s favourite hosting company depends a lot on the project they are working, their budget, and their know-how when it comes to matters hosting and running sites.

I have tried my best to share info on my favorite hosting company. What is yours?

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